Power + Love = A New World
The vision of Miki Kashtan’s Leveraging Your Influence program is to accelerate the transition to a world where everyone’s needs matter. Since 2012 Miki has been leading year-long learning journeys and one-week intensives designed to integrate the three dimensions of nonviolence – love, truth, and courage – and weave them deeply into the fabric of our daily lives. When we commit to love, truth, and courage as the foundation and organizing principles of our relationships and work in the world, we follow in the footsteps of Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr., becoming channels for nonviolent social transformation.
To ‘leverage your influence’ is to raise your capacity to apply this commitment in any context: home, work, organizations, institutions, and communities. Imagine aligning your choices, more and more, with your deepest passions and values. If you could embrace this path fully, what would be different in your life and beyond?
Now, for the first time, Miki is presenting a briefer taste of the material from the full-length program. And while Leveraging Your Influence is ordinarily offered on a pay-what-makes-sense-to-you-or-nothing basis, this one-day workshop is a completely FREE GIFT to you.
During this mini-intensive, we have the chance to explore questions that define a historic crossroads:
- How can we bring compassion to the immense challenges now facing the world and all of us?
- What happened to each of us that reinforces separation, scarcity, and powerlessness?
- What can we each do, where we are, to move in the direction of our vision?
- How do we reintegrate love with power?
- How can we train ourselves to stretch enough to make changes without stretching so far that we snap?
- What support will sustain us as we move away from business as usual?
- How can we care fully and passionately for others’ needs alongside ours?
Now is a time for all of us to take heart, lean on each other, step into greater trust of self and others, and join together in what Joanna Macy calls “The Great Turning.”
Do you want to be a part of that?
If you have years of experience with Nonviolent Communication, you are likely to find surprising new ways of looking at the meaning of the work. If you are entirely new, this is your opportunity to immerse yourself in principles and practices that can make all the difference to you and to life on this planet.
This workshop is followed by a year-long program in the Bay Area starting in January. The description for that is not yet available. An informational call about the year-long program is scheduled for December 10, 5:00 PM. Click here to register.
Sunday, November 8.2015
10:00am – 5:00pm
The Humanist Hall
390 27th St,
Oakland, CA 94612