for Younger People by Younger People
What: We have a rather bold plan about how to
get a group of Younger People to develop our page for Younger People. Their
"take" on all this is unique and special.
How: This will probably spinoff from
a Youth Conference we are part of through the Contemplative Alliance (www.gpiw.org)
scheduled for this coming May
Meantime: see our notes below,
and we'll keep you posted!
by Dafna Mordecai
Some Notes on Younger People's
Activities Up To, and In Prelude To,
What We Hope To Build Here
Michael Fuller's Meeting Room
Designed for St. Benedict's Monastery Retreat Center, Snowmass, Colorado-- Abbey home of
Fr. Thomas Keating, founder of Centering Prayer and recent site of The Aspen Grove
gathering where we hatched a lot of our plans
To see the work of one of our
Columbia College student associates, see Matthew Santos at the MUSIC
page of the Multiplex. Matt's quite famous since the albums and world tour of Lupe
And, listen to Chicago Light
Circles students from Columbia College on Namaste Radio at right (click on "Youth and
Spirituality" at blue BLOGTALK icon)
||Our younger people's plans originate from our close connection with
several groups specializing in that work.
These include: the Youth Conference of the Contemplative Alliance (see www.gpiw.org);
Adam Bucko's Reciprocity Foundation (www.reciprocityfoundation.org);
Gorakh Hayashi's work with students at Columbia College Chicago, centering on The Aspen Grove and Chicago Light Circles;
and work by The Order of Love,
another of our New York-based friends.
For these initiatives, see the Aspen Grove page at the Multiplex's "Aspen hub", Light Circles at the Multiplex's "Chicago hub", Global
Peace Initiative and Contemplative Alliance at the Multiplex's "New York hub", and The Order of Love
at the "Recommended in New York" page.
Part of our motivation comes from looking around
the room at gatherings of world contemplative and sacred activist leaders. Sometimes the
mean age is 60 or beyond.
Yes, we know it takes a while to gain the
"ballast" and experience to do that kind of pioneering work but, obviously, a
younger generation of contemplatives and activists will need to join the ongoing evolution
currently unfolding on the planet.
Accordingly, we have great interest in cementing
groups and activities which can lead to a section at the Multiplex that is "For
Younger People by Younger People". From what we've seen at the gatherings
where these constituencies have come together, there is incredible talent and potential.
Hear students from Chicago Light Circles and Gorakh Hayashi on Namaste
Radio at: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/namasteradio