October 2009 Blog Posts (4)

The Possibilities of An Invitation

The Possibilities of An Invitation



I have been struck over the past year over the power of an invitation. Invitations can come in many different forms. The invitation does not have to be to some type of formal event, which we often correlate with an invitation such as to my niece’s First Communion gathering. It can be and is often more powerful if it is to something more simple, something more everyday, for eg. “would you want to go check out what’s going on at the YMCA this Thursday… Continue

Added by joe erpenbeck on October 26, 2009 at 9:37pm — 2 Comments

Mindfulness Practice

I attended the workshop on using MAPS/PATH to build community last week. Glen was again there to bring a sacredness to the learning that only aboriginal practices can bring. We were again blessed to be able to begin each day with Alan Sloan and mindfulness practice. Alan brought such depth and focus to the week through Shambhala meditation practice. This is a secular practice that can be used to deepen any religious or nonreligious walk of life.



If you wish to learn more about… Continue

Added by Ron Irvine on October 15, 2009 at 10:26pm — 2 Comments

Right to Education - in India - Relentless Vigilance Required - everywhere

Gary Bunch, Lynda and I have had the privilege of doing some work with the The National Resource Centre for Inclusion in Mumbai, India. We thought this note from Dr. Mithu Alur (the Director) might keep us all on track for relentless vigilance. Great work has been done - but we can never 'assume' our work is done. Jack



My dear friends,



You must have heard about how the Right to Education Bill left out children with disabilities from their mandate! I thought I’d give you a… Continue

Added by Jack Pearpoint on October 13, 2009 at 3:18pm — 1 Comment

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