In order to move toward a more just, caring, inclusive society, we need to understand the systems and structures that perpetuate competition, inequity, injustice and systemic forms of oppression, like racism, sexism, classism, ableism and so on that affect all of us, albeit in differing ways.
At Courage, we believe that contemplative training, personal development and self care are important but alone are not sufficient in helping us realize a more compassionate world. What is also needed is a social justice framework, a lens, a way of SEEING that helps us situate and relate our personal transformation within a broader context of collective liberation.
This SEE course is designed to help us develop new ways of being; new cultures of practice that support love and liberation for all. It offers us a way of considering the importance of both personal and social transformation in our work, by helping us develop a common analysis of the forces that inhibit our capacity for justice and awakening, while also recognizing the need for those of us in the work to stay grounded in our practice of love, care, compassion and connection, so at the very least we do not reproduce the very systems which we seek to transform.