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TL:CCA Transformative Learning: Centre for Community Activism

4th Spirit Matters Gathering - Honouring Indigenous Worlds

August 24-26, 2012     OISE, University of Toronto
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A Word About Process

At the Transformative Learning Centre, our conviction is that our current global challenges are presenting us with challenges so great that we must rethink the way in which we learn. The learning we must do is of the order and magnitude of a great transformation, or what Joanna Macy calls the “Great Turning.” We at the centre call this “transformative learning.”

“Transformative learning involves experiencing a deep, structural shift in the basic premises of thought, feelings, and actions. It is a shift of consciousness that dramatically and irreversibly alters our way of being in the world. Such a shift involves our understanding of ourselves and our self-locations; our relationships with other humans and with the natural world; our understanding of relations of power in interlocking structures of class, race and gender; our body-awarenesses, our visions of alternative approaches to living; and our sense of possibilities for social justice and peace and personal joy.” (http://tlc.oise.utoronto.ca).

We invite you to join with us to dialogue, co-inspire and practically envision together. Humberto Maturana sees the processes of co-inspiration as follows:

“Co-inspiration arises from the conversations we have with each other that are conducted in mutual respect for the other and it provides for a manner of working together in freedom. Practical vision is the way of finding our life work such that every day is lived in passion, enthusiasm and delight for the Life we have.”

Continue reading from the 4th Spirit Matters website: http://www.spiritmatterscommunity.com/process/

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