SPECIAL POTE ONLY VIRTUES CIRCLE PROJECT TRAINING
A NEW SOCIETY NEEDS A NEW LANGUAGE
A SPECIAL INVITATION TO THOSE POTE WORKING WITH OR RAISING CHILDREN, GRANDCHILDREN, JR. YOUTH AND YOUTH.
WHEN ABDUL-BAHA WAS ASKED, "What is the purpose of life?"
He answered, "To acquire virtues."
Dara is a master virtues trainer and along with the 5 Strategies may explain....
• How can we use language to build trust & increase hope, engagement, & well-being?
• How can virtues based boundaries & restorative justice create safer schools & end the school to prison pipeline by promoting self-discipline, personal responsibility & integrity?
• How do we listen with compassionate curiosity to empower others to find clarity & create their own solutions?
• How can we increase joy, meaning and purpose through the arts, service learning & by creating a culture of mutual respect & appreciation?
How can we recognize Teachable Moments to develop an individual’s inherent strengths, abilities and authentic self-esteem?
Dara will share handouts and resources with you when we gather. In the meantime, if you are interested in reading The Family Virtues Guide, The Virtues Project Educator’s Guide, or a Pace of Grace, the 5 strategies are in all of those books and they were written by Linda Kavelin Popov, cofounder of The Virtues Project. These readings are not required.
Here is a link to the audio and PDF of my book based on The Virtues Project. It is 9 years old and needs to be updated, especially with all I have learned about racism and trauma.
This is a link to her interview with Rainn Wilson about the project in case you are interested https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QaqTpJ9Tg4c
Time: Sep 30, 2021 08:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Every week on Thu, until Oct 28, 2021, 5 occurrence(s)
Sep 30, 2021 08:00 PM
Oct 7, 2021 08:00 PM
Oct 14, 2021 08:00 PM
Oct 21, 2021 08:00 PM
Oct 28, 2021 08:00 PM
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Baha’u’llah prophesizd,‘Soon will the present-day order be rolled up, and a new one spread out in its stead. Verily, thy Lord speaketh the truth, and is the Knower of things unseen.’
As the old world falls down around us, and as we move to create the new one that Baha'u'llah envisions, we, including POTE, are traumatized by the images, people, and events around us. We also carry ancestral trauma in this realm. The work of healing trauma is an essential practice and necessary skill for POTE advancing the Cause. Trauma keeps us small and unable to do the work that Baha'u'llah has called us to do.
Kaytura Felix is a spiritual activist who explores, mines, and heals everyday life as we advance toward a more just world. She trained in medicine, health services & community-based participatory research, and generative leadership coaching. She is currently a managing director at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
The subject and title will be "The Importance of being Earnest...NOW!" That title comes from a famous play by Oscar Wilde. I just added the word NOW.
What does Shoghi Effendi say about the importance of being Earnest? "There is no time to lose. There is no room for vacillation. Multitudes hunger for the bread of life. The stage is set. The firm and irrevocable promise is given. God's own plan has been set in motion. It is gathering momentum with every passing day. The powers of heaven mysteriously assist in its execution. Such an opportunity is irreplaceable. Let the doubter arise and himself verify the truth of such assertions. To try, to persevere, is to insure ultimate and complete victory."
Of course Shoghi Effendi is addressing all Baha'i's, but how do Black Baha'is, specifically, "try and persevere", How do we activate the power of "The Pupil of the EYE" in the midst of these American communities that are considered by so many of us to be "white Spaces". How do we enter those white spaces energized with the indomitable strength bestowed upon us by Baha'u'llah, so that the inevitable negative energy we will encounter empowers us instead of dissuades us, the result of our efforts being the unity and the oneness of humankind.
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