Upcoming Events – 7 items in March (2017) – come join us!

Hi everyone,

I have seven things to tell you about, all taking place in March. Ready? Here we go! Below please find our Upcoming Events for the remainder of the month. Hope to see you often.

Orange County for Climate Action Meeting
Tuesday, March 7, 6:30p – 8:00p – tonight!

Carl Wilkens at Soka University
(Ikeda Reading Room), 1 University Dr, Aliso Viejo CA 92656 (Read More About Carl)
Monday, March 13, 6:00pm – 8:00pm

TRE Group Shake

Thursday, March 16, 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Legacy of Learning – Establishing Equity in the Aftermath of Trauma
, Part 3: A Screening of “In Utero” plus featured guest, Rebecca Amis, co-founder of MUSE School
Thursday, March 16, 6:30pm – 9:30pm

32nd Annual Great American Write-In
(visit the Living Ubuntu & OCCA table)
Saturday, March 18, 9:30am – 1:30pm

Intro to Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercises (TRE)
Wednesday, March 22, 7:00pm – 9:00pm

A Screening of Before the Flood

Friday, March 24, 7:00pm – 9:30pm

In the spirit of Ubuntu,

Barbara English, LMFT, CBT, TRE® Certification Trainer
Co-founder and Executive Director, Living Ubuntu

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GAWI this Saturday, March 12 — To change everything, we need everyone.

If you want to go fast – go alone. And if you want to go far – go together. – African proverb

Hi everyone,

Do you have anything on your mind that you wish could be different in this world?

If so, how about coming out this Saturday March 12, 9:30am – 1:30pm for Women For: Orange County’s 31st Annual Great American Write In at the Delhi Center in Santa Ana?

Living Ubuntu will have a table and we will be featuring actions from our project Living Vegan. And at the table next door will be our partner, United Nations Association of Orange County, where actions from Orange County for Climate Action will be hosted. Make sure you come find us!

Many of you have been participating in, or attending, the Great American Write In for a long time so you already know what an incredible opportunity it is. If this is the first you have heard of it, just know the room is full of really interesting progressive organizations doing great things in the world, and the purpose of the event is not just to find out more about what these groups are doing, it’s to take action! This is the ultimate advocacy experience!

So, like I started with, if you have anything on your mind that you wish could be different in the world, go show your support on Saturday joining with others who are like-minded and make the number of post cards and letters that get signed that day a truly powerful voice for positive change.

Also — Living Vegan has its planning meeting this Thursday and Orange County for Climate Action will meet next Wednesday. We would love to have more of you getting involved with us.
All details are below. Continue reading

I am here. I will stay. And I will not forget you.

Hi everyone,

This morning I read an email from a dear friend I have known for years, yet never met in person. He was born and raised in Darfur, now thankfully studying abroad in safety. His email was about his extreme concern for his family and friends that remain in his homeland, the violence having once again recently escalated. This year alone has displaced hundreds of thousands.

My friend knows all too well what can happen, having lost myriad friends and family members to this seemingly endless genocide already. He knows when a family member comes to visit, it may be their last. He knows that a long walk for the family’s water may result in death upon return. He knows firsthand that those who protest in peace risk detention and torture. He knows full well that sometimes they are released after a few days, and sometimes they are not. Continue reading

To be alive is to be vulnerable.

When we were children, we used to think that when we were grown-up we would no longer be vulnerable. But to grow up is to accept vulnerability… To be alive is to be vulnerable.
– Madeleine L’Engle

Hi everyone,

April is almost here. I have been doing some soul-searching. Time and again I return to what is possible and re-affirm the vision of a world very different than the one we live in.

It was after 9/11 that it became incredibly clear to me: the best security we have in this life is held within good relationships with one another. Within the embodied, grounded life, held within solid, supportive, warm connections with others, the uncertainties of life become less frightening and we can handle more than we ever could alone. Continue reading