Dates: Part 1 starts on Wednesday March 15th at 9amPT,10amMT, 11amCT, 12 noon ET, 6pmCET. Each call we will discuss one chapter ending our series in Chapter 7.
Meeting dates for this event: March 15 & 29, April 12 & 26, May 10 & 24, June 7th
Part 2 covers Chapter 8 – 14. It starts in Sept 2023.
We will meet every two weeks for 60-90 minutes. I have divided this book discussion in two parts because we are both discussing the book and looking inward about how we could live this concept in our daily lives. Writing our Creation Exercises on that concept/practice supports us in that inner exploration.
Part 1 Cost: $70
How do Indigenous peoples know the world differently than the modern Westerners? How will our comprehension of these differences support each of us in our journey to BE, to DO and to HAVE differently? To BE, to DO and to HAVE like we came here to Be, Do and Have.
Tyson Yunkaporta explores the learning, speaking and experiencing practices of the aborigines of Australia …
“Tyson Yunkaporta’s Sand Talk is an extraordinary reading experience. It’s both philosophical and practical, and underpinned by a compassionate yet realistic humanity. At the core of Sand Talk is a deep respect for Indigenous Knowledge, to which long-term thinking is fundamental. As Yunkaporta demonstrates, a central principle of Indigenous Knowledge and learning paradigms is looking back and recognizing patterns from the past, then learning from them. That’s an extreme simplification due to the length of this review, but as Yunkaporta convincingly argues, it is this kind and caliber of thinking that is profoundly lacking in many societies today, including in Australia, and the damage wrought upon our world in its absence is abundantly evident.” Reviewed by Elke Power on Readings.com.
Elektra Porzel will lead this discussion group as we explore each chapter of ‘Sandtalk’ and write our own Templates 3 or 4 on a key idea/practice from that chapter. We will read one chapter every other week. Our first call will cover our structure and process and sharing about Chapter 1. Our second call will be a discussion of our Creation Exercises from Chapter 1 and of what we opened up thru writing a Template on one of the concepts. Our discussion of Chapter 2 will complete the call.
Participants must buy their own book. I enjoyed the audio version as the author’s voice communicates so much more than just the writing. I found the paperback to be the best for notetaking and flipping back to past chapters and notes.
We will meet every two weeks so we can give our reading and our writing of our Creation Exercises the time we deserve to have with these activities. Participants can join us at any time. Recordings will be available to all whenever you register.