You are invited to attend:
3rd Intro to "We-Practice" with Bennett Crawford at Samsara House 2023, 4:00PM Sunday 8/10/14
Sunday, August 10, 2014 from 4:00 PM
- 6:30 PM
An Intro to "We-practice"
with Bennett Crawford
at Samsara House 2023
8/10/14 - 4:00 - 6:30 (starts promptly)
I have been engaging with Dustin Diperna, and a few other integral leaders who are also hosting We-practice groups in their respective areas and I have been really inspired about what I have been learning.
Currently, I am receiving coaching and training from Dustin, who has a great deal of experience in We-practice and therefore will be mentoring me as I proceed with the launch and development of We-practice DC. I am planning to have three open experiential informational sessions this summer to connect with at least ten to twelve dedicated practitioners to form the first closed group. The experiential information sessions will be held from 4pm-6:30pm on June 15, July 13, and August 10 and then the first We-practice DC group will begin September 14.
I would love for you all to join me!
About Wepractice DC
Are you interested in awakening and bringing it into the world of relationship and culture?
Are you interested in joining with spiritual practitioners who not only care about their own awakening and embodiment process but also care about the evolution of human consciousness and culture?
For years, I have had my own spiritual practice and as important as it is, I realize that it is not enough. Personal spiritual practice is vital but in and of itself it does not take you far enough especially in this modern and postmodern world. Personal spiritual practice needs to include collective spiritual practice.
How many of you experienced a strong presence of blissful stillness on the pillow, and yet when you are faced with challenging exchanges and dynamics with others, the experience of stillness escapes you? This is why I believe it is so crucial to connect with others who are also inspired and called to bring awakening into the world. What we need in the world are individual spiritual practitioners who can embody their awakening. I believe a collective spiritual practice group will help and support that.
I have also been longing to be in a group that has the desire to tap into a collective awakened field and express and reflect all that we are so our divinity can truly shine, radiate and be embodied both individually and collectively. This is what I have been inspired to create here in DC. Therefore, my intention is to provide an opportunity and space for those who are passionate about awakening and embodiment to come together and co-create new possibilities of being and becoming in an awakened, evolutionary we-space.
In order to share more about my intentions about what I envision about bringing a conscious we-space practice into the DC area, I would like to introduce a framework that highlights the important elements that make up a healthy, vibrant integral evolutionary conscious we-space. This framework, developed in We-practice, San Francisco is Wake up, Grow up, Clean up and Show up. Many of you may already be familiar with this framework if you have been involved in integral and evolutionary circles.
What is We-practice?
We-practice is a group of collective spiritual practitioners who come together in a conscious we-space or intersubjective relational space to cultivate deeper and higher degrees of awareness that includes personal, interpersonal, and transpersonal. Currently, there are emergent we-practice groups in the US such as San Francisco (www.wepractice.org), New York (http://www.integralalignment.org/wepractice.html) and Minnesota in addition to emerging groups in Europe.
What is We-space?
We-space is an integral theory term that has been shared in various integral and evolutionary communities. It means “intersubjective” or the shared meaning space between two or more people. Other terms for conscious we-space practice for example are intersubjective “relational” practice. The developments of conscious we-spaces is a new emergence that has been influenced by many spiritual teachers such as Thomas Hubl, Dustin Diperna, Andrew Cohen, Craig Hamilton, Terry Patten and David Dieda to name a few.
How will We-practice operate
I will be structuring the we-practice group similar to the way other groups in the US are operating. There will be three open sessions, followed by 6-8 closed sessions. The purpose of having closed sessions is to create an opportunity for the group to deepen. Length of time of group will be two and a half hours.
Embody your awakening by joining me in a conscious we-practice group so that we can develop together and serve as mirrors in field of love, care, compassion and evolution.
-Develop the capacity to bring awakening into the world
-Become skilled at becoming a steward for the emergence of collective intelligence and wisdom
-Create more transparency and authenticity in your relationships.
-Stay connected and inspired!
Location: 36 R Street NW (approx. half-block from Big Bear Café)
Cost: At least eleven bucks, $11 ($1 goes to Samsara House 2023 to cover utilities.)
What to bring: Warm socks if needed, we'll be sitting on the floor on cushions. Tea will be served.
About Samsara House 2023
* "Samsara House 2023" at 36 R Street NW is an Awareness-based shared space where world-shifting communities are meshworked to experience and spread what's emerging. Samsara House 2023 rapidly prototypes models for the new world to ignite a revolution in consciousness within ten years.
Samsara House 2023’s strategy is to exemplify a gift-economy over the current market economy, one that values giving over having. While all events cost at least one dollar to cover utilities, any additional contribution will go towards periodically giving half back to a socially responsible organization or cause in need in the community that you also help identify. Going together as a river, we build a thriving community of communities and pave the way for a new world. Samsara House 2023 is a Holacracy powered organization founded by Cullen Kowalski at a row house in Bloomingdale, New Washington, D.C.
You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete. ~ Buckminster Fuller
Be the change you wish to see in the world. ~ Gandhi
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