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Teacher Training 2019 – Video Archive

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Class 1 – Oct 22, 2019

  • CHECK IN
  • VIEW
    • Understanding material at a competent level
    • Teacher transmits 50% by how they act — in class and out
    • students who challenge your style
    • Don’t have to be into Buddhism – like studying eneagram if not Sufi.
      • Five Buddha families
    • TEXT: Natural Brilliance by Irini Rockwell
  • PRACTICE: 1hr practice/day
    • All conversations are now practice
  • ACTION:
    • Going over how to lead key exercises
    • Doing a lot of teaching together
    • Schedule of student teaching
    • We-First Community
    • Individual Meetings
    • Certification

Class 2 – Nov 5, 2019

  • Talk through teaching experiences
  • Overview of recent Peacemaking weekend Greg just taught
  • Offering feedback — teaching first time is Yellow Light Experience
  • Student Teaching
    • Chris Trani
    • Vicky

Class 3 – Nov 12, 2019 (with Susan)

  • Special Presentation with Susan (first hour)
  • Student teaching
    • Chris Bacon
    • Esther

Class 4 – Nov 19, 2019

  • Guided Meditation (why we’re doing this)
  • articles, videos, group discussion on Profundity vs. Pragmatism
    • McMindfulness or deep practice

Class 5 – Nov 26, 2019

Meditation on the Five Elements

The Five Buddha Families

  • reading discussion
  • music contemplation
    • NOTE: youTube removed the songs I played due to copyright issues. Here is a list of the songs. You can easily find them on youtube for free, or on many streaming music services like Spotify, iTunes or Google Music. At that point in the video, just play the song, then forward to the discussion after.

Class 6 – Dec 3, 2019

Five Buddha Families (exercise from Natural Brilliance)

  • discussion

Panel discussion:

  • is the Red Light Useful?

Class 7 – Dec 10, 2019

Natural Brilliance chapter 4:
  • dominant energ(ies) (our basic makeup)
  • enhancement (learned skill)
  • mask (hide behind)
  • complementary energy (enjoy/admire in others)
Still Face exercise & How to Lead
Teaching
  • Vicky

Class 8 – Jan 7, 2020

Natural Brilliance chapter 5
  • open/closed energy
  • basis of green light/red light
  • Catalysts/Triggers

impromptu Green Zone around Chris Trani’s painful teaching experience

Student Teaching

  • Chris Bacon

Class 9 – Jan 14, 2020

  • Natural Brilliance Chapter 6
    • conversation about “superpower” of Mindful Presence and the Green Light
  • Student Teaching
    • Chris Trani (exercise with three lights in imaginary “coffee shop”)
  • exciting news about Green Zone Institute (“Healing the Inner Climate Crisis”)

Class 10 – Jan 21, 2020

Natural Brilliance chapter 7

  • authenticity vs. inscrutability as teacher

Four Seasons weekend overview

Student Teaching

  • Esther

Class 11 – Jan 28, 2020

update on Inner Climate Crisis (ICC) project

Natural Brilliance chapter 8
  • what about yellow light?

Designing Lived Exercises

Student Teaching

  • Chris Trani

Class 12 – Feb 4, 2020

Natural Brilliance chapter 9
  • Tango – leading and following
    • Key of Mindful Responses
Leading Exercise
  • Extending and Embracing

Managing class dynamics

Student Teaching

  • Esther

Class 13 – Feb 11, 2020

Natural Brilliance chapter 10

  • neurotic aspect of each family
  • no interaction is fundamentally unworkable
  • unbiased perception
Esther’s Question (from email)
  • interruption for Retaliation
Leading Exercises:
  • awkward posture & awkward posture with gong/”dive”

Teaching

  • Vicky
  • Chris Bacon

Class 14 – Feb 18, 2020

Natural Brilliance chapter 11
Leading Exercise:
  • speaking neither leading nor following

Teaching:

  • Vicky
  • Meenakshi

Class 15 – Feb 26, 2020

Natural Brilliance chapter 12
  • Five Buddha Families
    • inner logic for teaching

PDF Slideshows and Teacher’s Guide coming

Classroom Dynamics – Sonoma
  • potential dynamics with highly trained students

My College Professor

  • uncharismatic but brilliant teacher
  • not the most charismatic teacher, but the deepest

Meenakshi’s final teaching