Earliest discussions

Members of Ecodharma-sangha (EDS) are offering these informal notes from our earliest gatherings since August 2013 because we wish to share our journey of working through our thoughts/emotions with respect to the unfolding climate change and ecological crisis. We also share these notes to point out how important it is to take the time to form a community, build consensus, and honor each other’s background and inclinations. In addition to these in-person group gatherings, we have had hundreds of informal one-to-one meetings and email exchanges. We have discussed our individual responsibilities vs. those of our culture, governments and institutions. Please know that opinions and feelings of everyone in the group have been constantly shifting since we first started and do not reflect viewpoints of any organizations we have ever worked for! If you have more questions, you can contact EDS at any time. Please note that this page was not updated during Ecosattva training.

Steering committee meeting on July 11, 2015 (2 to 4 PM)

Venue:  Porch of Office space at 15th and Grove Street (Off Arapahoe)
Attendees:  David Mendosa, Janine Ibbotson, Jeff Hohensee, Ann Livingston, Bonnie Sundance, Sopa (for 15 minutes) and Kritee

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Combined notes from March 29, April 26, May 30 and June 27, 2015 (2:30 to 5 PM)

Main agenda: Heartstead model (and potluck)
Attending at various times: Zhiwa or Jeff (Facilitator),David Loy, Kritee, Imtiaz, Johann Robbins, Janine, Alice, Don, Harry, Bonnie, Amma Thanasanti, LouAnn, Ann Livingston, David T. , Emily, Cathern
Venue: David Mendosa, Johann Robbins or Kritee-Imtiaz’s home

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Notes from March 1, 2015 (2:30 to 5 PM)

Main agenda: Janine’s presentation on distributive collective and Zhiwa’s on Heartstead model
Attending: Janine and Zhiwa (Presenters),  David Loy, Jeff Hohensee and Janine (facilitators),  Emily and David T., Brightheart, Cathern, Harry, Imtiaz (notes) and Kritee
Venue: Kritee and Imtiaz’s apartment

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Notes from Jan 25, 2015 (2:30 to 5 PM)

Main agenda: Jeff’s Hohensee’s presentation and Zhiwa’s introduction to Heartstead model
Attending: Jeff and Zhiwa (Presenters),Lynn, David Loy, Kritee (facilitator), Imtiaz, Alice, Janine, Thomas, Isabelle, Kevin, Bob, Julie, Harry, Bonnie, Amma Thanasanti
Venue: Kritee and Imtiaz’s apartment

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Notes from December 28, 2014 (2:30 to 5 PM)

Main agenda: Bearing Witness practice and discussion on carbon pricing mechanisms
Attending: Grant (Presenter), Jeff, Sopa, Joshua, Lynn, David Loy, Kritee (facilitator)
Venue: Shine Restaurant

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Notes from November 1, 2014 (2:30 to 5 PM)

Main agenda: Bearing Witness practice and Community practice day at Naropa
Attending: Imtiaz, Janine, Grant, Jeff, Sopa
Venue: Kritee and Imtiaz’s apartment

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Notes from October 4, 2014 (2:30 to 5 PM)

Main agenda: Bearing Witness practice and Community practice day at Naropa
Attending: Kritee, Imtiaz, Janine, Kathy, Alice, Don, Grant, David L, Jeff, Jack
Venue: Kritee and Imtiaz’s apartment

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Notes from August 2, 2014 (2:30 to 5 PM)

Main agenda: Leslie Glustrom’s presentation
Attending: Kritee (facilitator & note-taker), David Loy, Leslie Glustrom (presenter), David M, Janine, Imtiaz, Kathy, Jerry, Grant, Jeff Hohensee, Sherry, Jack, Beth
Venue: Kritee and Imtiaz’s apartment

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Notes from June 7, 2014 (2:30 to 5 PM)

Main agenda: Seven Generation practice by Belinda
Attending: Kathy (facilitator), Imtiaz, Sarah,  Jack (Beal), Belinda  (presenter), Diane
Venue:Wild Sage Cohousing Common House

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Notes from May 17, 2014 (2 to 5 PM)

Main agenda: Contemplative discussion of “Buddha at the Apocalypse” and welcoming new members
Attending: Kritee (facilitator), Janine (presenter), Imtiaz, Kathy, Alice, Don, Patric Spriggs, Diane, Jack (Beal) Lowe
Venue: Kritee and Imtiaz’s apartment

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Notes from May 3, 2014 (Short meeting: 10 to 11 AM)

Main agenda: Preparation of introduction of new members
Venue: Kathy and J’s house
Attendees: Kathy (facilitator), David Loy, Janine, Imtiaz and Kritee (note-taker)

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Notes from April 19, 2014 

Main agenda: IPCC report summary, Food-security, Native plants, presentation to Insight meditation group led by David Chernikoff
Venue: Kritee and Imtiaz’s apartment
Attendees: Janine (facilitator), Mark (presenter),  Imtiaz & Kritee (presenter), Kathy (presenter), Alice

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Notes from March 29, 2014 (2:30 to 5 PM)

Main agenda: Mark’s presentation on “Me to We”
Venue: Kritee and Imtiaz’s apartment
Attending: Kritee (facilitator), Mark (presenter), Imtiaz, Sarah, David M, Janine, Kathy, Alice

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Notes from  March 15 , 2013 (2:30 to 5 PM)

First meeting: Group name and mission, “Me to We”: First presentation by Mark
Venue: Robin’s house
Attending: Robin (facilitator), Imtiaz, Kritee, David Loy, Janine, Mark, Kathy, Sarah, Alice(notestaker) and Don Renton

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Notes from March 1, 2014 (2:30 to 5 PM)

Agenda: David Loy’s presentation
Venue: Alice and Ron’s house
Attending: David M (facilitator), David Loy (presenter), Imtiaz (facilitator of discussion of Statement of Recognition and Mission Statement), Janine, Alice & Don, Robin, Belinda

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Notes from Feb 8, 2014 (2:30 to 5 PM)

Agenda: Meditation and “Where do we go from here”?
Venue: Kritee and Imtiaz’s apartment
Attending: Imtiaz (facilitator), Kritee (via Skype), David Loy, David M, Kathy, Janine,  Alice & Don, Isabelle

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Notes from Jan 25, 2014 (2:30 to 5 PM)

Agenda: Lloyd Burton’s presentation
Venue: Kritee and Imtiaz’s apt
Attending: Lloyd Burton, David Loy, Janine (facilitator), Kritee & Imtiaz, David M, Claire, Alice & Don

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Notes from our first meeting on August 25, 2013 (2:30 to 5 PM)

First meeting: Science of climate change
Venue: Kritee and Imtiaz’s apartment
Attending: Kritee (facilitator), Imtiaz (presenter), Tracy, Isabelle,  Janine, Bea, Robin,  Alice(notestaker) and Don Renton

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