One of Transition PA’s regular workshop groups is the Conversation, Community and Calling which meets every other Tuesday at World Centric from 6:45 – 8:45.
Here are our upcoming events and minutes to give you an idea of what we do. Admission is open and newcomers are welcome.
April 26 – Happiness Circles
Cecile Andrews, who developed the idea of Simplicity Circles, will give a preview of her new project: Happiness Circles. (It turns out that Happiness is a hot topic these days! See Happiness movement hits the UK
The Community Happiness Circle:
Discover how a small group of committed citizens can come together to support each other in the pursuit of happiness and social change — pursuing both personal and social wellbeing. Learn about the new research on happiness and change. Explore the three keys to happiness: connection, calling, and celebration: how to form a caring culture by building community, discovering our particular passion, and living with joie de vivre. The community happiness circle is part of a long tradition of people coming together to change their own lives and create a culture concerned about the common good.
May 10 – Bullying
William led a session on April 12, which we will be continuing with lots of discussion on May 10. We are covering:
* Interpersonal dynamics
* Latest research
* In the workplace
* Problems for activists
Possible Topics for the Future
How to use Facebook
For friendship, networking and activism
How to work with corporations – promises and pitfalls
Greenwashing and Class-B corporations
What Inspired Us
We talked about bringing something creative that inspires us in our activism/engagement. In the April 12 meeting, Eitan, Barbara and Bart brought something. We may make this a regular part of our meetings. Here are the contributions for last week:
Lova and Anarchy by Lina Wertmüller
a movie set in Mussolini’s Italy
The entire film is online
What is Life?
by physicist Erwin Schrödinger.
Vienen Los Pajaros (music Mikis Theodorakis, text Pablo Neruda)
Greek rhythms, surrealist imagery, a myth for Latin America
The Spanish and English for “The Coming of the Birds” appears in
Three Cups of Tea and the sequel, Stones Into Schools:
two books by Greg Mortenson
Oedipus Rex by Sophocles
For more schedule information, see the Transition Palo Alto calendar: