This Solstice is Dec 20th/21st, when the sun is directly overhead at the Tropic of Capricorn. The sun being overhead in southern Africa, and the Great Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn at dusk, make this Solstice a special time for honoring ubuntu. Novasutras celebrates with a live online guided meditation focusing on global well-being and loving-kindness.
Ubuntu is is the essential truth of inter-being and interdependent co-arising. Learn about ways to celebrate INTERdependence Day and to participate in the co-creation of the Novasutras movement.
Mindfulness and meditation practices can work in service to ubuntu, by improving emotional resilience and compassionate awareness for healing divisions between people.
We've made a short video illustrating some alternatives to hugs and handshakes, that can allow us to keep our distance physically (important for slowing the spread of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19) while acknowledging our emotional and spiritual connections. Two options to share agaya & ubuntu while remaining safe during an epidemic include the "Namaste" gesture (anjali mudra) and the "heart connection" gesture.
As the Novasutras Movement emerges, we need a few people to come forward and help make this collaborative vision a reality. In order to get securely rooted so we can begin to really thrive, we need teams of people who can help us reach more people, through social media, outreach, writing, audio/video work, local organizing, fundraising and creative arts.
Reposting Molly Young Brown's powerful reflection on the dominant Industrial Growth Society. The suffering caused by this system stems from its insistence on unrealistic and unhealthy relationships between people and with the more-than-human world: its lack of ubuntu and agaya.
Addressing the Climate Crisis is a fundamental duty for those who wish to abide in ubuntu and agaya. #ExtinctionRebellion started a major mobilization Monday April 15th. Here are ways to help those who #RebelforLife that emphasize #agaya and ubuntu.
Addressing the Climate Crisis is a fundamental duty for those who wish to abide in ubuntu and agaya. How shall we respond to the calls for mass action in April?