Liberation + Interdependence = Ubuntu
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Liberation + Interdependence = Ubuntu

In the United States, the 4th of July is a day set aside to celebrate independence from tyranny. While independence (in the sense of liberation and autonomy) is valuable, it leaves us with an incomplete story.  As participants in life on Earth, we are not, and cannot ever be, fully independent. So July 4th is

December 2020 Solstice Celebrations
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December 2020 Solstice Celebrations

The Solstice is a time when the sun appears to pause in its southward journey, before turning again to move northward. Novasutras will celebrate by holding an online guided meditation focusing on global well-being and loving-kindness. In the depths of difficult times, celebration and spiritual connection are more important than ever. We hope you’ll …

Celebrate Interdependence, Practice Ubuntu
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Celebrate Interdependence, Practice Ubuntu

In the United States, the 4th of July is a day to celebrate independence from colonialism and tyranny. While independence (in the sense of liberation and autonomy) is valuable, it leaves us with an incomplete story.  We are not, and cannot ever be, fully independent. So July 4th is also a good day to meditate …

Ubuntu, Inner Work and Outer Justice on World Meditation Day
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Ubuntu, Inner Work and Outer Justice on World Meditation Day

May is Mindfulness Month for many, with May 21st or May 31st being recognized by different sources as World Meditation Day.

Some activists have recognized that mindfulness and meditation practices without the deep Earth honoring of agaya and profound interconnection of ubuntu can seem self-serving. Sometimes it feels like people are using the …

Safer greetings in the time of the COVID-19 pandemic
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Safer greetings in the time of the COVID-19 pandemic

COVID-19 Prevention

“Social distancing” and reducing physical contact are important for slowing the spread of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19 (learn more from the World Health Organization (WHO), US Center for Disease Control (CDC)).

Since Novasutras gatherings that are not just online are mostly outside, we can continue to gather provided we use a …

Extinction Rebellion April 15th Actions
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Extinction Rebellion April 15th Actions

Monday is the start of the #ExtinctionRebellion April mobilization, with major actions in London and around the world (#RebelforLife). They’ve already had some entertaining hijinx on April Fool’s Day:

Here are some videos about Extinction Rebellion’s strategies:

and their motivations for rapid transformation and a view toward deep adaptation:

As noted in the