“…and they just have no idea” | Speciesism April 20, 2017, plus three more April events

maxresdefault“Intelligent people who are making a good living, who are politically aware…  and they just have no idea.”  – Speciesism

Hi everyone,

If you haven’t yet seen this must-see, deeply philosophical, thought-provoker, here’s your chance. A Screening of Speciesism with filmmaker Mark Devries will be hosted by the Golden West College Peace Studies Program, Thursday, April 20, 6:30pm – 9:30pm. RSVP.

This screening is the pre-conference kick-off event, in advance of the Friday, April 28, 8:30am – 5:00pm 11th Annual Golden West College Peace Conference: “A Sustainable Peace: Equity, Equality, and Environmental Interdependence in the 21st Century”. This year’s intersectional theme is well represented in the broad variety of speakers, a line-up that won’t disappoint. The $25 pre-registration includes vegan breakfast and lunch, plus the full day conference. As in past year, the event is zero waste. PRE-REGISTER.

The day before the GWC conference, we will be out at Cal State Fullerton for the Thursday, April 27, 6:30p – 8:30pm Socially Accepted Practices and Traumatic Impact on Adolescents’ Development.We will have a very interesting conversation that night with special guest Gene Baur, plus Dr. Nicole Jafari, and Fullerton residents, Bruno Barba, Dulce Barba and Audrey Waight, (all featured in our yet to be released documentary, ‘So Give Me An F’). Admission is free. RSVP.

The day after the GWC conference we will be in Irvine for the Saturday, April 29, 9:00am – 4:00pm Crises in the Ocean: How Compassionate Action Benefits Us All, Featuring Gene Baur, Jonathan Balcombe and Kate Mackey, plus a vegan cooking demo by Joni Marie Newman and compost demo by John Craig. This free event includes lunch, so after you see how Joni made the yummy tacos, you will get to eat them. And Gene and Jonathan will be signing books that day. After the morning and mid-day program, People’s Climate March – Orange County will commence at 2p. RSVP.

Four April events on critically important topics being presented in very interesting ways — hope to see you often between now and the end of the month.

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

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[Ubuntu] n. We belong to the greater whole.



Ubuntu Group in Orange County, December 2012

Giving material goods is one form of generosity, but one can extend an attitude of generosity into all one’s behavior.  Being kind, attentive, and honest in dealing with others, offering praise where it is due, giving comfort and advice where they are needed, and simply sharing one’s time with someone – all these are forms of generosity, and they do not require any particular level of material wealth.

– His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Hi everyone,

I saw the above quote on Suzanne’s Facebook page this morning (thanks, Suzanne!).  It suits much of my thoughts about the holiday shopping frenzy that seems to take hold of so many at this time of year.  For me, I find the over-focus of the materialistic aspects of the season quite agonizing.  There are so many others ways to be generous with one another that come from the heart, don’t require money in the bank, and are infinitely less damaging to this earth we live on.

When we keep our stress low, we can feel more.  When we feel more, we can resonate more with each other.  In the deepening of our connections with one another, more of our genuine needs can be met.  And in that way of living, perhaps some of the compulsion to acquire more stuff might not take hold in the same way.

Often the December group is the smallest of the year, so I thought I would send this out earlier than usual in the hope you will make sure to put it on your calendar and be able to join us.  For emphasis: I really do very much hope you will join us in December ; )

May we all be embodied enough for our hearts to be attuned to our inner rhythms, the rhythms of one another, and the greater pulsating rhythm of Mother Earth all around us.

If you would like more information on how to join the Ubuntu group, please get in touch with us. : )

Barbara English
(949) 891-2005

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Ubuntu Group in Orange County, CA

Friday, December 21 2012
6:30p – 9:30p
TRE starts promptly at 6:30p

Optional:  bring veggie foods to share

We have been doing the Ubuntu group since the very beginning (2004).  Held on the 3rd Friday of every month, it is a time to connect with one another in an authentic way about whatever is happening in life, to share from the deeper self, from our most known truth.  For more information, visit http://livingubuntu.org/events or call (949) 891-2005.

[Ubuntu] n.
Every human being truly becomes a human by means of relationships with other human beings.

Nelson Mandela explains ‘Ubuntu’

Here is a video of Nelson Mandela explaining the meaning of Ubuntu.

In the old days, a traveller through our country would stop at a village and he didn’t have to ask for food or water.  Once he stops, the people give him food… that is one aspect of Ubuntu.

Ubuntu does not mean that people should not address themselves.  The question is, are you going to do so to enable the community around you… to improve? These are the important things in life.  And if one can do that we’ve got something very important which will be appreciated.

– Nelson Mandela

“Respect, helpfulness, sharing, community, caring, trust, unselfishness… One word can mean so much.”