From Self-Care to Earth-Care

Davi Nikent Center for Human Flourishing invites you to

From Self-Care to Earth-Care:
Exploring Interspirituality, Ecospirituality, Sustainability, & other creative edges of world change
An evening of presentation and dialogue
Monday, June 13th
7 – 9 pm
Calaway Room, Third Street Center,
520 S. Third Street, Carbondale, Colorado

Joining together Valley Sectors including Faith, Interfaith, Interspiritual, Spiritual, Integral, Health, Healing, Environmental, Ecological, Science, Sustainability, Social Justice, Sustainable Agriculture, Alternative Energy, Green Business, Public Policy, and the Arts Communities for Transformational Dialogue.

Guest Presenters from the Interspiritual Network and Forum 21 Institute are:

KurtJohnsonpinkphotoKURT JOHNSON is co-author of the award-wining book The Coming Interspiritual Age, one of the “pilot” books of the current “Interspiritual Movement”.  Kurt has 40 years of spirituality/science co-working, associated both with the American Museum of Natural History and the One Spirit Interfaith Seminary in New York City.  In science he is known for his books Nabokov’s Blues (2000) and Fine Lines (2015) on the relationship of science and the arts   A close associate of interfaith pioneer Br. Wayne Teasdale, Kurt is one of the leaders of the emerging global “Interspiritual Movement” and participates widely in international panels and committee, particularly at the United Nations.Karuna

KARUNA ASHLEY is an Associate Level Trainer in the Kundalini Research Institute Aquarian Trainer Academy. She collaborates with Lead Teachers to bring Level One teacher training programs and Level Two teacher training modules to her local community in Boulder, Colorado, USA. With over 25 years of dedication to a yogic lifestyle, Karuna brings her own unique brand of compassion, enthusiasm, and pure joy to every Yoga practice. She teaches daily group yoga classes and private lessons, leads weekend intensives on varying themes including relationships, women’s issues, and mastering challenges, and leads retreats internationally. Karuna is also certified to teach yoga to children, teenagers, and prenatal moms. As founder of the website, Karuna strives to share the treasured teachings of Yogi Bhajan with the world. She brings world-renowned Kundalini Yoga teachers, artists and musicians to Boulder to share their insights and gifts with the community through concerts, workshops, and special events. Since 2014, Karuna has also been traveling internationally sharing in lifestyle, happiness, and well-being programs associated with the global Happiness Initiative, the UN NGO Forum 21 Institute, and the emerging Interspiritual Movement.

Yanni_Maniates_300x300YANNI MANIATES is the Director of Eco-Ministry, Forum 21; event coordinator, The Interspiritual Network; co-editor, The Eco-Activist Newsletter; editor, “Steering Toward the Omega Point: Roundtables 2, 3 and 4: Discussions of Altruism, Evolution, and Spirituality;” and curator, Self-Care to Earth-Care. In the 80’s he was the Director of a major organization that hosted many noteworthy international, interfaith, ecumenical conferences. Also, he was the Director of a medium sized publishing company in NYC. As well, has been teaching Meditation, Intuitive Development and Hermetic and Perennial Wisdom teachings for nearly 30 years. The primary focus of his work has been to help people experience the “still, small voice within” or as he prefers to call it: “The Embrace.” He is the author of six books on Meditation and Intuition and three Meditation CDs.

Purposes of the Self-Care Earth Care Community:

  • To provide space for the leading voices and activists across the interspiritual, ecospiritual, sustainability and other transformative landscapes.
  • To vision and effectuate future programs, events and initiatives across these areas of passion.
  • Provide space for various constituencies and sectors to gather together that are committed to self-care and earth care and are shaping a new, ecological society and culture.
  • Join persons and organizations  within both grassroots and professional cultures in the Ecological Sector who normally are not in the same room together.  A major purpose of this strategy is to broaden organizing in order to expand the system of influence for policy advocacy and leverage on not only national and international level but also on the local, bio-regional, and statewide levels.
  • Connect local, bio-regional, and state eco-justice leaders and organizations with each other and with eco-justice leaders and organizations working on the national and global levels.
  • Connect local and state eco-justice leaders and organizations with national organizations and leaders that are working on the national and international levels, including at the United Nations, to promote ecological lifeways, policies, practices, and international agreements and treaties in relation to eco-justice.
  • To facilitate follow-up and new connections between participating persons and organizations on the local, bio-regional, state, and national level in order to increase the collective impact of the broadened base of relationships developed prior to, during, and following conferences, events and initiatives.
  • To evaluate the Conference model of planning, implementing, and sustaining inclusive and accessible initiatives that joins diverse sectors within the growing Ecological culture together with minimal expenses and fees. Given the rising ecological and economic crisis, it is likely that Conference and Event models that utilize limited costs to both sponsors and participants with resources generated largely from within the state will provide a valuable model to be replicated. This method will not only benefit the expansion of the collective impact of the Ecological sector within each state, it will also benefit policy engagement and leverage on both the national and international levels by strengthening both horizontal and vertical organization and influence.
  • Deepen understanding and commitment to protect, promote, and respect the earth, its delicate balance, and how to live within its bounds and bounty.

We invite participation from Constituencies and Sectors including: Faith, Interfaith, Interspiritual, Spiritual, Integral, Health, Healing, Environmental, Ecological, Science, Sustainability, Social Justice, Sustainable Agriculture, Alternative Energy, Green Business, Public Policy, and the Arts Communities.

Local Presenters include Amy Kimblerly, Director Carbondale Arts; Peter Westcott, member of TRUU”s Social Justice Committee; Dr. Greg Feinsinger, Founder of The Center for Prevention and Treatment of Disease through Nutrition; Ardis Hoffman, Founder of Heart Healthy Meals, LLC; Kersten Wilson, PRYT provider; Lisa Dancing-Light, musician/composer; Lynn Kirchner representing Carbondale Homeless Assistance and more…

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Sponsored by Davi Nikent, Center for Human Flourishing and supported by Two Rivers Unitarian Universalist