THE EMBODIED LIFE™ AND SOCIAL JUSTICE:
Integrating Personal and Societal Awareness
SAVE THE DATE:
September 16/17 + a free talk Friday, September 15
Boulder, Colorado at Shining Mountain Waldorf School
Presented by: Russell Delman and Liliana Evans Delman
I am thrilled to invite you to a new Embodied Life seminar in which we explore the connections between self-awareness, cultural awareness and social justice.
We are living in a powerful, vibrant and challenging time individually and
culturally. Both the Dalai Lama and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. emphasize the connection between individual freedom and freedom for all. Growing our capacity for universal compassion as the Dalai Lama urges and developing MLK’s “Beloved Community” require us to deepen into a new level of awareness.
Many people attracted to the “inner” paths of meditation, awareness, yoga, Feldenkrais, Focusing, spiritual development, etc., often do not devote themselves to the larger contexts of injustice, social realities of inequality and effective intergroup communication.
Many people engaged in social justice work, including educating on biases arising from race, gender, sexual orientation, physical differences, class and ecological practices have not developed the inner practices that can: grow a grounded, centered presence, protect from burn-out, and enhance effective communication.
“Seeking to Understand before Being Understood”
Through Embodied awareness, we can grow the inner resources for being present through challenging interactions. When we can “seek to understand before being understood”, we become a positive, healing force in the world.
In this seminar, we will combine inner awareness including meditation and Feldenkrais movement lessons, along with social awareness practices, talks and conversations. The intention is to grow our capacity for being more fully present, as well as exploring ways we can be a positive force for societal transformation. We will focus on essential skills including:
1) Embodiment: Developing greater access to a Grounded-Centered Presence, that you can take with you into difficult conversations and situations
2) Listening: Learning and practicing excellent listening skills to improve your communication and relationships
3) Cross-Cultural Communication: Learning to express yourself in ways that can be received and understood from multiple lived experiences
4) Social Awareness: Increasing awareness of social injustice, personal identities and their impacts on oneself and others
To hear the audio from the recent conference call with Russell and Liliana click here
Russell and Liliana are a father and daughter who share a passion for
growing all levels of awareness: body, mind, environment, relationship and
Liliana Evans Delman serves as the Coordinator of Mentoring & Diversity Initiatives at Colorado College, where she works with students to develop skills in dialogue, social identity development, courageous leadership, and inter-cultural understanding. Growing up as a world-traveler and Waldorf educated from K-12, Liliana began engaging in dialogue, meditation and social justice work at a young age. Liliana received her BA in American and Urban Studies at Smith College and her MS in Student Affairs in Higher Education at Miami University of Ohio, concentrating in Diversity, Equity, and Culture. Today, Liliana uses her background in social justice mediation, dialogue facilitation, cultural competency training, mindfulness practices, and anti-racist education to work with youth and adults on creating positive personal and social change.
Russell Delman, founder of The Embodied Life™ School has been studying human potential and transformation for more than 45 years. At a young age, he began a dedicated practice of Zen meditation and a study of somatic psychology. Through his personal relationship and training with Moshe Feldenkrais, Russell became one of the first people authorized to Feldenkrais® Professional Training Programs and he has helped in the education of more than 2500 practitioners around the world. Other strong influences on his path include: Dr. Eugene Gendlin, the originator of Focusing, Non-Violent Communication, the teachings of Rudolf Steiner and, most importantly, his 43 year marriage to Linda Delman, also adjunct faculty at The Embodied Life School, and the raising of their daughter Liliana.
Go to www.russelldelman.com for more information.
SEPTEMBER 16-17, 2017
Shining Mountain Waldorf School
999 Violet Ave. Boulder, CO
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