The tenth anniversary Training Across Borders seminar is about to take place from October 7-11 in Greece. The seminar will once again bring aikido practitioners from conflict regions around the world to practice together and replace barriers built by years of fear, hatred, and distrust with foundations for peace, trust, and friendship.
I have been invited to bring our internationally funded Peace Practices™ curriculum to TAB 2015, so that these martial artists can not only share their love for the philosophy and physical techniques of aikido, but may also extend their dedication to the mission of the Art of Peace into the verbal and social justice realms.
Our Peace Practices budget is devoted to working with the schools, students, and families we serve here in the San Francisco Bay Area, and to the national opportunities we are cultivating, such as the new affiliation we have in the Detroit area. I need your help to get Peace Practices to this essential meeting in Greece and create the relationships and partnerships which will lead to our international growth.
The ask is small. We only need $2000 to put Peace Practices in front of these leaders from conflict zones. We're setting our sights on $3000 because any amount given beyond the expenses associated with attendance will go directly to Aiki Extensions to bring to the conference even more of those who want these tools in their hands. Peace Practices needs one more champion each day. Today you are that champion. Please help with your donation today.
Watch what Philip Emminger, ABC Board Member, and Project Manager of the 2005 Training Across Borders has to say about the event, and the potential of practicioners of peace meeting from around the world.
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What (tag) should we append to the begining of our email subject line THIS WEEK that might encourage actual reading?
[Last Eshleman Class But In Room 10] Aikido 2.0 Training Schedule week of...
Already used: Taisai week, Aikido 2.0 Fundraiser this Saturday!, Brandon Sensei is Back!, Special Instructors All Week, Spring Break, Excellent Sunday Seminar, Mad Marchness, New Monday Time, Road Trip to CSU East Bay, President's MonDay, Freidl and Horie Visiting, Spring Is On The Way, Beginner's week, Aikido for Wellness, Is Aikido really nonviolent?, Social Media Blitz Coming..., Happy New Year!, THE ULTIMATE Training Week of 2016, Penultimate Training week of 2016, Thankful for you, Train through Wed then break until next Mon, Gratitude for Training Keeps Me Sane, Sensei Returns, Aiki Freedom, Special Friday Night Visitor, Please choose a monthly payment, Seminar Now - Shodan Coming, Earlier Saturdays, Peace Week Classes and International Conference, New Black Belt Teaching Sat, Schedule changes, Developing Schedule, Serendipitous Survey, Free Friday Seminar, Youthful idealism, Return of Sensei, Liberating, Fully Covered, Strangely Compelling, Improvisational, Takemusu, Combobulated
To send the training schedule each week:
- COPY the last week's card's CONTENTS into a NEW CARD with the title DATE UPDATED, immediatly going through and UPDATING ALL DATES (+1 week). REPEAT for the '-full' card, making sure to SET THE CARD TYPE TO 'Basic' rather than 'BasicABC' so that anonymous users can see it, and making sure that the link to the '-full' card is also updated with the current week. Finally, reflect any relevant schedule changes, cancellations, events, campains, drives or fundraisers for the week before moving on. Special note: take care when selecting a schedule template to copy from, the ideal template has the highest level of congruence with the current schedule, beware of sourcing from a paired-down schedule as you will need to recreate the relevant missing classes.
- UPDATE the training schedule card confirmation by setting priorty to URGENT, Updating the deadline, updating the referenced training schedule to be this week's, updating the weeking tagline, and updating the awaiting confirmation section. Once you click submit, communicate to Brandon Sensei (via text if no response by Sunday) that the training schedule awaits his approval.
- Once the schedule has been approved, but not sooner than Sunday, verify that no further changes were stipulated and then start by updating the last week's schedule to type 'BasicABC' and set the new schedule to type 'news item'.
- Sunday evening, copy and paste tagline and training schedule title ('Training Schedule Week of yyyy mm dd') into the subject line of a new email, coping the schedule into the body of the message.
- send to email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, Mnvig@googlegroups.com and email@example.com
then it will be sent to everyone on those lists automatically.
PLEASE DON'T FORGET SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS. DONE! [through 20170507] (waiting for schedule confirm.)
February 11, 2015Dear Brandon ,
Yesterday I received the news from CNVC that Marshall Rosenberg died. I am passing along to you the email that came from CNVC's board president, followed by some of my own personal reflections about Marshall's life and what his death means to me. Also, if you receive this message before 11am Pacific time on Feb 11th, you can click here to find information about joining a live line to connect with others who are moved to be together at this time and share memories and teachings.From: Dominic Barter, CNVC board president
It is with great emotion that I write to tell you that Marshall Rosenberg passed from this life 3 days ago, on Saturday, February 7th.
It was recently discovered that he had late stage prostate cancer. He passed peacefully at home, with his wife Valentina - who shared the news with me a few minutes ago - and all his children by his side.
I know no way to describe the impact this man had on so many people - for his work and for his being, and for the extraordinary power the balance between these two unleashed. He was a beloved teacher to countless people on every continent, people whose hearts were touched and shone with the possibility his work made tangible.
To many of you reading he was also an inspired and inspiring colleague who changed the course of your lives and brought an inestimable sense of meaning and the potential for transformation to every area of your world. And who, at each moment, did this with utmost simplicity, humility and humanness.
In great mourning, and with the most profound reverence and soaring gratitude for the spirit he released in us, and whose light we carry forwards,
President, CNVC Board
I met Marshall for the first time in 1993, when a visit to Israel coincided with his leading a workshop there. From then and until his last visit to San Francisco in 2008, I was with him for dozens of days, listening to every word, imprinting them deeply in me, and then unpacking his sayings in my mind as part of finding my own way to pass along to others the once-in-a-lifetime gifts that I received from him.
During one of his visits, Marshall sat with a group of trainers in someone's home and wept about how much he didn't want to be a "guru." That moment stays with me as a reminder of his profound commitment to a lived vision of radical equality. The other strong memory that stays with me is seeing him laugh, a frequent occurrence when he was connected with a group.
Although Marshall's biggest actual effect was on hundreds of thousands of individuals whose lives were transformed by what he taught, what he most wanted to accomplish was a systemic change that would bring an end to violence, exploitation, and all forms of injustice. His sight was on a future in which we humans reorganize systems and structures in all areas of life to align with the principles of Nonviolent Communication.
Although Marshall had retired a few years ago, he was still there. With his passing, I suddenly feel like an elder, along with others from my "generation" of trainers, ever more deeply committed to the calling. I sense that I am not alone in this; that many of us are drawn to taking even more responsibility for carrying forth the extraordinary potential that we see in this body of work.
In peace and hope,Miki KashtanCo-founder, BayNVC
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