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Resources for Dharma of Resistance

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All formal sessions will be online on Saturdays from 10 am to 12 noon MDT (9-11 am PDT, 12 noon -2 pm EDT).

  • Phase 1: May 15, May 29, June 12, June 26, July 10, July 24
  • Phase 2: Aug 7, Aug 14, Aug 28, Sept 4, Sept 18, Sept 25, Oct 9, Oct 16, Oct 30

Please add this to your google calendar if you can. We have also sent registered participants an invitation to this DoR calendar.

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Zoom Information

Zoom Meeting ID: 992 0069 4795
Zoom link:
Password: boundless

Audio only phone numbers (Please use this option if and whenever you expect your internet bandwidth to be slow)
For those in the US: +1 346 248 7799 or +1 669 900 6833
Phone Passcode: 725491674

For those outside US: Please check this link. Please get “free” numbers for your country. Make sure they work in advance of our call.

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Upcoming Session: Homework & Readings


See resources for past sessions below

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Offer Dana

Dana, or generosity, is considered an essential part of practice and situates us in the unbroken line that seeks to bring the gifts of Buddhadharma, wisdom and compassion, to our world.

To maximize participation, Boundless in Motion offers this course on a sliding scale and at absolute minimal cost. Any additional support you can offer is greatly appreciated. Your donation is split among all Dharma of Resistance teachers according to need.

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As part of its new Virtual EcoDharma Center, One Earth Sangha is providing a platform for this course at no cost to participants, or to Boundless in Motion. We warmly invite you to support their mission of nurturing a mindful and transformative response to ecological crises.

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Past Sessions

For minipod gathering between September 25th and October 9th

For minipod gathering between September 4th and 18th

Homework between August 28th and September 4th

  • (Individual homework) A guide for developing your narrative/story and sharing with five friends who are currently “passive” and not involved in the movement.
  • (Individual or minipod activity) Use this guide to deeper into points of interventions and roles for a potential or imagined action.

For seventh minipod between August 14 and 28th 

  • Use this guide for your next minipod meeting
  • (Optional individual reading: 20-30 minutes) Yet To Be Named Network Zine: This will give a modern interpretation to Kingian and Gandhian frameworks on what is sacred direct action and how it can involve creation of a sacred field during an action that is rooted in inner healing and transformation as well .


For session 2.2 (Phase 2, Session 2)

  • Watch this 23-minute video from Aidan following up to the course on 8/7. Remember that you can change the playback speed on Youtube to be faster or slower.
  • Start to explore the question What does sacred direct action look like to you? You may journal on this, or discuss it with your minipod if you have a meeting. Use any of the following prompts to stimulate the investigation:
    • How would you define “sacred”?
    • What elements would have to be present?
    • What visual elements would it have? 
    • How would it sound?
    • How would you want witnesses to feel? How would the target feel?
    • Have you seen examples of it in real life? What about counterexamples or attempts that fell short?
  • Catch up on the last weeks’ readings or review them if you feel called.

For session 2.1 (Phase 2, Session 1)

Due before sixth minipod gathering

  • Read Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Letter from a Birmingham Jail before your minipod meets.
    • Optionally, if you are craving more after this reading, continue on to Dr. King’s “The Crisis in America’s Cities.” Do not prioritize this reading. However, this profound speech from very late in Dr. King’s life may be of interest to those who have seen his legacy misused to rebuke radical protest movements today.
  • Use this guide for your minipod’s next gathering.

Due before July 25

  • (Required) Identifying and surfacing power dynamics (Worksheet: please read so that we can do the activity during our class)
  • (Recommended reading) Tyranny of Structurelessness – a classic primer written by a feminist organizer in 1972 about why simply having “no structure” in supposedly radical, progressive groups is not sufficient because it tends to reproduce oppressive structures unconsciously, thus indicating an anti-oppression culture must be intentionally and actively built and cultivated by such groups.
  • (Recommended reading) To Equalize Power Among Us – a tool for checking how power may be showing up in individual behaviors and group dynamics. Note these are personal reflection questions—We recommend journaling about them. One’s answers to these questions may be too sensitive to process about in front of anyone but one’s trusted friends.

Due before fifth minipod gathering

Due before July 10

Due before fourth minipod gathering

Due before June 26

Due before third minipod gathering

  • Understanding and Working with the Window of Tolerance (10-12 minute reading)
  • Minipod gathering: Suggested agenda and prompts for the group (~2 hours)
  • Slides on Trauma and Windows of Tolerance from June 12th (Powerpoint PDF)
    • These slides are for viewing by course participants only. Please don’t print. Please don’t share these slides with people outside this course. This contains copyrighted images from the facilitators as well as collaborators outside this course that we do not have permission to share.

Due before June 12

Due before second minipod gathering

Due before May 29

For Individual reading

Due before first minipod gathering

For Individual reading

Individual homework

Mini-pod gathering

Due before May 15

Prepare for the first gathering:
In our first session we will be opening with a ceremony to awaken our collective love. What do you love that reminds you of the truth of ‘Interbeing’? What do you find beautiful (people, places, ecosystems, more-than-human beings)? Who/what are you willing to struggle for? The word Interbeing was coined by Buddhist teacher Thich Naht Hahn to explain the fundamental truth of our interconnectedness and interdependence with all being and all things.

Each person will have 1-2 minutes to share with the full group. You can bring an object you love, or a photo, share a song, a story, or honor your love through silence or non-verbal movements.

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