Karuna — Compassionate and joyful actions, with equal consideration for all beings.
An experiential, skills-based learning program designed to introduce participants to the qualities of Mindful Engagement—authenticity, mindfulness, compassion, skillful communication, equanimity, responsibility, and love for your work. This research-based practice has been developed by understanding the shared wisdom of people who work, internationally, in social and environmental justice, peace and reconciliation, healthcare, education, and indigenous rights. Develop personal insight, skills, and tools needed to build resilience, transform conflict, and create impactful and sustainable actions that do not harm others or the planet.
Build trauma-informed conflict engagement skills and literacy. Learn constructive alternatives to the destructive conflicts that undermine social, environmental, political and community change efforts. Understand the nature of conflict, learn how to respond, and build skills and steps needed to prevent, manage, and resolve conflicts with individuals, groups, in communities and systems that support them. Make conflicts generative and less harmful. Working from a trauma informed lens, we recognize and appreciate the need to build skills, practices, and resilience in order to anticipate, prepare, recognize and respond when trauma is present.
Facilitate community-based culturally relevant dialogue across multiple sectors. Community Resilience and Engagement (CRE) is a culturally informed, community-centric model, using the principles of reflective and transformational dialogue, harm reduction, and qualitative research. CRE supports co-creating strategies that enhance social equity, collective action, and builds capacity for resilience in response to the effects of social and environmental impacts.