In a Gentle Way You Can Shake Your World – early registration thru Feb 3 (Forks Over Knives tonight!)


Hi everyone,

This coming Wednesday, February 3, is the last day of early registration for In a Gentle Way You Can Shake Your World, a 5-session group series to learn and refine the practice of the method created by Dr David Berceli, Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercises. (What is TRE?)

We are a highly traumatized culture, in denial about it, and it is dangerous. We desperately need a better understanding of trauma to enter the mainstream so we as a society might make better choices as to what we think of as solutions.

While the current race for US President stands out as an exceptionally good example of our culture’s trauma, it is by no means the only one worthy of recognition. It is the new norm in our society to live feeling chronically overwhelmed by the day-to-day routine, with most people not recognizing that as trauma. A human nervous system might beg to differ. Beyond overwhelm, we have come to applaud narcissistic grandiosity, disconnection and hyper-independence. Humiliation and bullying have become sources of entertainment, as if sports. It is easy to place blame externally and say if only so and so would do it differently, we could live in a better, healthier, happier existence. Continue reading

Living Vegan & Forks Over Knives this Sunday, January 31 in Irvine

Living Vegan is a project of Living Ubuntu supporting, educating and advocating compassion and health for people, animals and the planet.

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Hi everyone,

Living Ubuntu has launched a new project, entitled, Living Vegan. We have our very first public event coming up this weekend. I hope you will join us for this free screening of the exceptionally well-done documentary, Forks Over Knives, Sunday, January 31 in Irvine. Plenty of yummy, tasty, healthy, vegan snacks will be on hand also, so make sure you get there at 6:30p to allow plenty of time to get your plate full before we show the film.

I want to share with you some of my own personal story as it relates to veganism, and why Living Ubuntu has launched this new project, Living Vegan. Continue reading

Living congruent with our values | Upcoming events

The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people but the silence over that by the good people.
– Martin Luther King, Jr.

Hi everyone,

As much as December offers a time to look back reflectively on the year that was, January brings a clean slate to begin again. It provides us with the opportunity to re-commit to the process of living congruent with our values and the life we genuinely aspire to live. Sometimes summoning our will isn’t enough because as homeostatic beings, we need transformation to come from a deeper place within us if it is to be lasting. Finding ways to re-inhabit our own body and surrounding ourselves with social support can be essential in re-aligning our life. Spending time in nature and with animals is another aspect. The sense of feeling that we belong to a greater whole can be fostered by the micro-experience of feeling well-connected to those who are nearby, regardless of species.

In 2016, Living Ubuntu will be increasing its emphasis on support for health, well-being and compassion – for us as individuals, and for the greater whole that extends far beyond humanity only. Continue reading

A Screening of Forks Over Knives – Sunday, January 31, Irvine (Living Vegan)

Come join us for Living Vegan’s very first public event!

A Screening of

Forks Over Knives

Sunday, January 31, 2016

6:30p Vegan refreshments
6:45p Screening
8:15p Discussion

FREE!

Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room*
15500 Sand Canyon Ave, Irvine, CA 92618

RSVP: info@livingubuntu.org

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ABOUT FORKS OVER KNIVES:

What has happened to us? Despite the most advanced medical technology in the world, we are sicker than ever by nearly every measure.

Could it be there’s a single solution to all of these problems? A solution so comprehensive but so utterly straightforward, that it’s mind-boggling that more of us haven’t taken it seriously?

The film examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the so-called “diseases of affluence” that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting our present menu of animal-based and processed foods.

Watch the trailer here: http://www.forksoverknives.com/the-film/

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Living Vegan is a project of Living Ubuntu supporting, educating and advocating compassion and health for people, animals and the planet.

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*”The Irvine Ranch Water District neither supports nor endorses the cause or activities of organizations which use the District’s facilities. The facilities are made available as a public service.”