AR+ Mindful Integrating Catalysts and Activists (MICA)
Steward: Hilary Bradbury, Ph.D.
Inviting new participants to a weekly online meditation space (MICA I) and a monthly cohort program (MICA II).
I & II may be taken together or separately. Open to all.
Welcoming change agents and activists to a meditation space in the Zen style of practice with open awareness. Hilary leads weekly sessions. Expect +/- 30 minutes of silent and/or guided meditation and, afterwards, short Q&A focused on the practice of mindful meditation in the midst of our lives.
This is a space for self care and self refreshment, where we can offer/receive the support of community.
Hilary is a teacher in the Zen tradition whose first meditation retreat was in 1989. She has since received permission/encouragement to teach from her Zen teacher in the tradition of “Ordinary Mind Zen,” which deemphasizes the esoteric trappings of Zen while cultivating our natural orientation toward the transformative promise of deep silence, compassion and wisdom so that we may benefit all sentient beings.
In design stage, join us!
The words Mindful Integrating Catalysts and Activists that make up the name of the co-lab, suggest our focus: we’re creating a space for action researching change agents as we inquire/practice with integrating first person inquiry/practice as a complement to our usual second person focus.
Key theory and practice components may include some, or all, of the following: Adult developmental leadership; Organizational Learning; OD; Group Dynamics; Participative Action Learning/Research; Experiential-conversational learning, Embodied Cognition. Practices of soft systems thinking, Facilitated Dialogue and Arts based methods are especially emphasized to help overcome the preponderance of analytical thought in action research.
As is the spirit of action research, we will share facilitation. Participants are encouraged to bring (or create) projects for peer learning/coaching. Our shared intention is to become more aware of how to serve all stakeholders in our action research. Having/starting a regular mindfulness practice is strongly encouraged.
Register and Donate
All AR+ efforts are offered by donation.
AR+ a non profit 501.c3 organization. Donations are tax deductible in the USA.
Scholarships are available upon request and mutual agreement.
No one will be turned away for want of funding.
Contact Hilary if you need to discuss.
Suggested donation for MICA I - $25 per quarter.
A suggested donation for participation in MICA II is $250 per cohort/program, and participation in MICA I is included.