Panel Event: A Heart-Centered Activism – RECORDING AVAILABLE!

Posted on: October 3, 2020

This presentation was broadcast live on Zoom and recorded on Sept 26 with Reggie Hubbard, Love TaShia Asanti, Monticue Connally, R.R. Shakti, Ph.D. and Stephen Hatch. The video recording is available for viewing.

Register here – An email with a link will be sent to you to watch the recording.

Registration Fee – $10





Theme:

At this pivotal moment in our history, our approach to issues such as racism, economic injustice, political corruption and climate crisis will determine whether we sink ever deeper, perhaps irrevocably, into the divisive mindset that has promoted these abuses and the complacency that has enabled them – or shift into a new and higher expression of humanity characterized by compassion, equality and a determination to heal the inequities of our time. This is the danger, and the opportunity.

Buckminster Fuller wisely observed, “You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.”

This new model begins within us, in the consciousness of the heart, which guides us to the inner shift from a fear-based, individualistic worldview to a love-based, humanitarian and sacred response to the many challenges we face: a heart-centered activism.

Meet Our Panelists:

Reggie Hubbard

Reggie has held many senior strategic and logistical roles across a variety of fields, ranging from global marketing, digital and community organizing, government relations, international education to Presidential campaigning. He currently serves as a senior political strategist for MoveOn, managing their relationships, impact and communications with Capitol Hill and among the broader progressive movement.

In addition to his political work, Reggie is also a 500 hour certified yoga teacher and authored a thesis entitled, “Yoga and Spiritual Activism: Serving Humanity from a Sense of Devotion and Love”. He has studied extensively with leading teachers such as Faith Hunter, Amy Ippolitti, Yogarupa Rod Stryker, Sri Dharma Mittra as well as many amazing teachers along the way.

In July 2020, Reggie helped launch a grassroots campaign along with David Lipsius, Amy Ippoliti, Jack Kornfeld and Tara Brach called Buddhists and Yogins United. This is an effort to share information and inspire teachers and their respective communities to encourage active civic participation in the upcoming election and beyond.

Love TaShia Asanti

Love TaShia Asanti is an award-winning poet, activist, journalist, filmmaker and author of 7 books: The Sacred Door: A Spiritual Guide to Power Living, The Master Breakthrough: 24 Hour Spiritual Revolution, The Seer: Legacy of Stone & Spirit, The Bones Do Talk (Glover Lane Press), Sheep & the Wolves, Fluid: Out of Darkness Comes Light (Glover Lane Press).
She also edited two award-winning anthologies, Tapestries of Faith and Letters to My Bully with Azaan Kamau. She is founder and director of I-Teach Love Institute, an educational platform and think tank promoting cultural understanding, community wellness and spiritual inclusivity.

Love founded and produced the World Pride & Power Conference which featured keynote speakers, Bishop Yvette Flunder and New York Times bestselling author, Malidome Some’. Ta’Shia produced the ATBLA/Los Angeles Black Pride Conference with over 40 speakers on community building, wellness, media activism and HIV/AIDS. In collaboration with President Clinton’s race relations initiative, Ta’Shia organized a community dialogue uniting 40 non-profit orgs from across Southern California to discuss the impact of racism on America’s social and economic development. Ta’Shia organized the International Ifa Conference which garnered a front page story in the Denver Post.

Love has spoken at and organized conferences, retreats and virtual gatherings to address key issues such as racism, sexism and access to preventative healthcare. She has made numerous appearances on television and radio in an effort to support the healing of humanity and the planet.

Monticue Connally

Monticue Connally is a Colorado Medicine Man/Herbalist who resonates with the sounds of African Drums, Rhythmic Chanting and Afro-Caribbean Folklore. Herbal Men’s Health, Herbalism Basics, Blessing with

He teaches several classes for the Denver Botanic Gardens Herbal Certification Program and is also co-owner of Jiridon Apothecary, a business specializing in loose leaf herbal tea remedies. He leads community herb walks and offers both herbal and spiritual counseling to the community. He’s a drummer for the annual Kwanzaa celebrations where he is often asked to speak to the children and rap songs about the many wonders of plant medicines. He has also made himself available to come to the homes of Colorado residents with his holy prayers and plants to get rid of negative energy or spiritual entities that make residents feel uncomfortable.

Herbs, the outdoors and alternative healing methods have been a lifelong interest for the Denver native who plans to continue to use workshops and music to teach people in urban areas how to access the many esoteric tools, along with the earthly medicines growing around them. He received the Preventative Care Leadership Award from the Be Well Health Initiative in 2019 for being of service to diverse black and brown communities pushing them towards the accessible and immediate plant medicines growing all around them.

R.R. Shakti, Ph.D.

Founding teacher of Inner Power Yoga®, Shakti is a Contemplative Mythologist, ritual facilitator, and writer who presents a Tantrik approach to personal empowerment and social action. Through contemplative story-telling and mind/body practices, she offers a vision of deep peace and radical freedom.

Shakti holds a doctoral degree for her work in Mythology and Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute. She infuses esoteric teachings with real-life meaning to create ritual that is both mystical and practical. She offers live workshops and online courses on mythic symbol and embodied ritual for Soul Artists and mystics. As a Depth Psychologist, Shakti facilitates embodied ritual for deeper meaning and connection.

As a Yoga Teacher, Shakti’s approach to Yoga, Shambhala, and Psychology stem from her undergraduate education at Naropa University. Her teachings call for radical authenticity and practical human engagement for an embodied experience of awakening to one’s inner power. In her dynamic workshops, Shakti combines ecological awareness, social service, and mind/body integration to offer an inspired message of peace and personal empowerment.

Shakti is a Wellness Facilitator—a certified Yoga Therapist, licensed Massage Therapist, and Ayurvedic Consultant. Shakti has studied holistic approaches to wellness for 20 years.

Stephen Hatch

Stephen Hatch trained with Father Thomas Keating in the 1980s and has lived a contemplative life ever since. His life work is discovering and practicing the connection between Nature and contemplation.

Stephen teaches two Christian Mysticism courses at Naropa University and is the author of The Contemplative John Muir: Spiritual Quotations from the Great American Naturalist (2012), and Wilderness Mysticism: A Contemplative Christian Tradition(2018).

Stephen was interviewed in the recent film: “The Unruly Mystic: John Muir&quot(2019). This is his third appearance with the Caritas Consciousness Project.

Stephen lives in Fort Collins and hikes, camps and backpacks whenever he can.

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