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TRUTH MANDALA: A COMMUNITY RITUAL FOR HONORING OUR GRIEF, ANGER AND LOVE FOR THE WORLD
Jul 5, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm PDTDonation Based
DATE: SUNDAY, July 5th, 2020
TIME: 11am PT – 1pm PT/2pm ET – 4pm ET
PLACE: At Home/Remote Retreat
COST: Sliding scale donation
Please register by EOD Saturday, July 4th, 2020.
Join Nina Simons, Victoria Santos, and Deborah Eden Tull for a 2-hour ceremony that creates a brave space to experience, witness and (if desired) express emotions you may be feeling about systemic racism, state violence, climate, the pandemic and all the roiling changes, challenges and movements uprising at this time.
In the lineage of Joanna Macy’s The Work That Reconnects, and the recognition that emotions – when not experienced or expressed – can create blockages in our bodies, minds and spirits, we are offering this experience on zoom towards collective and personal healing and transformation. Many report feeling wells of compassion, relief and regenerative and healthful flow after experiencing it. The Truth Mandala can be transformative and healing whether you opt to speak or not, and we offer it as a sliding scale donation experience.
ABOUT YOUR CO-FACILITATORS:
NINA SIMONS, Co-founder and Chief Relationship Strategist at Bioneers, is a social entrepreneur passionate about reinventing leadership, restoring the feminine, co-creating beloved community, honoring ancestors and creating connective tissue among diverse factions of women’s movements. Nina created and co-edited Moonrise: The Power of Women Leading from the Heart, and is a contributor to Ecological and Social Healing: Multicultural Women’s Voices. Her recent book, Nature, Culture & the Sacred: A Woman Listens for Leadership was a 2018 Gold and Silver Nautilus Award Winner.
Nina co-facilitates transformative workshops and speaks widely on regenerative leadership through relational mindfulness, power, resilience and the deep feminine. Prior to starting Bioneers, she was a marketing executive with Odwalla, and social entrepreneur with Seeds of Change. She received a Robert Rodale award in 2003 and in 2017 received a global Goi Peace Award. For more information on Nina’s work, and to learn where else she will be speaking or teaching, please visit ninasimons.com.
VICTORIA SANTOS, MA designs and facilitates group processes in communities, organizations, businesses, universities and schools. Her work is rooted in a far-reaching vision of human potential. Warm authentic presence, compassionate communication, commitment to social justice and racial equity, and lifelong learning are threads running through all of Victoria’s work. Victoria has a deep commitment to our collective liberation.
Equipped with diverse approaches and perspectives, Victoria brings a strong affinity for exploring the ways that intersectional and structural oppressions express themselves in systems, cultures and individuals. She helps organizational leaders clearly recognize systemic barriers to equity and inclusion. She then helps these leaders identify and embrace actions that foster personal and professional growth, transform organizational culture, and create lasting, meaningful impact.
Victoria is Co-Executive director of Young Women Empowered, an organization that cultivates the power of diverse young women* to be creative leaders and courageous changemakers through transformative programs within a collaborative community of belonging.
DEBORAH EDEN TULL is a Zen meditation and mindfulness teacher, author, activist, and sustainability educator. She teaches the integration of compassionate awareness into every aspect of our lives. Eden spent seven years training as a Buddhist monk at a silent Zen monastery and has been teaching dharma for 19 years. Eden has also been living in, and teaching about, sustainable communities for over 25 years.
Her teaching style is grounded in compassionate awareness, experiential learning, inquiry, and an unwavering commitment to personal transformation. She teaches engaged awareness practice, which emphasizes the connection between personal awakening and global engagement. Eden draws upon teachings from the natural world and an embodied understanding of animism.
She is author of Relational Mindfulness: A Handbook for Deepening Our Connection with Our Self, Each Other, and Our Planet (Wisdom 2018) and The Natural Kitchen: Your Guide for the Sustainable Food Revolution. Her work has been featured in The Los Angeles Times, Tricycle, Yogi Times, GOOP, Shambhala Times, and The Ecologist. She also teaches The Work That Reconnects, a program created by Buddhist scholar Joanna Macy, and teaches for UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center. Eden offers retreats, online courses, and consultations internationally.