January 14, 2022 Project Update

January 14, 2022

Dear Kundalini Yoga and Sikh Dharma Communities,

Happy New Year to all!  In the spirit of healing and transformation, we look forward to all that 2022 may bring for your communities and beyond. We are happy to provide this update on the Compassionate Reconciliation Project after an extended break (last update was December 10, 2021).

Compassionate Reconciliation Commission (CRC) Update

​The CRC last met on December 22, where invited guests from the SSSC Board provided some updates on their process related to the overall Compassionate Reconciliation Project (CRP).  Next steps for the CRC will be determined over the coming weeks, with the next meeting on January 19, 2022.

Upcoming CRP Sessions and Trainings

​Just Outcomes will continue to provide regular opportunities to learn more about Compassionate Reconciliation through monthly Q&A sessions (1 hour), and also through informational sessions on the foundations of restorative justice (4 hour sessions).  Below are the upcoming dates:
Q&A sessions—have your questions related to the Compassionate Reconciliation Project answered!  The 2022 sessions are as follows:

  • Thursday, January 27—4:00pm-5:00pmPST / 00:00-01:00GMT
  • Friday, February 25—7:30am-8:30amPST / 16:30-17:30GMT
  • Monday, March 28—4:00pm-5:00pmPDT / 23:00-00:00GMT
  • Thursday, April 28—8:30am-9:30amPDT / 15:30-16:30GMT
  • Thursday, May 26—4:00pm-5:00pmPDT / 23:00-00:00GMT

Links to register coming soon—please mark your calendar for now!

Restorative Justice 101 (4 hours)—learn more about the meaning of restorative justice, how it can benefit communities, and how restorative principles are guiding the Compassionate Reconciliation Project.  The next 3 sessions are as follows:

  • Thursday, February 24–1:00pm-5:00pmPST / 21:00-01:00GMT
  • Wednesday, April 6– 8:00am-12:00pmPDT / 15:00-19:00GMT
  • Monday, May 16–1:00pm-5:00pmPDT / 20:00-00:00GMT

Links to register coming soon—please mark your calendar for now!

Related Events

The CRC is supported by autonomous Advisory Teams representing diverse interests (for more on this structure see this previous update). This structure provides opportunities for those teams to advance issues of importance to them related to the work of healing. While the core CRC undertakes its strategic work, some Advisory Teams are creating specific initiatives aligning with the goals of Compassionate Reconciliation. The following is an event announcement created by the CRC Advisory Team, “Voices of the Exploited.”
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Worldwide Zoom Call Replay

Saturday, February 12, 2022 9amPST, 5:00pmGMT

Sumpuran, Hari Simran & Guru Hans: Sharing the stories of yogi bhajan’s abuse. Presented by the CRC Advisory Team: The Voices of the Exploited. This is a replay of the stories shared last September.  No personal sharing from that call will be replayed.  Hosted by Suzanne Jordan.

Please register by email to be on this call. To receive the link RSVP to: ybabuses@gmail.com

Please Note: All attendees will be required to log into Zoom with their name displayed.  If only your phone number is displayed you will not be admitted. Some language translation will be provided—more details will be forthcoming. A trauma specialist will also be in attendance.

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​We anticipate the opportunities that await in the year ahead, and remain committed to providing continuous updates about how to stay involved and connected to the work of Compassionate Reconciliation.
Yours in kindness, compassion, and gratitude,
Catherine Bargen, Matthew Hartman, Cara Walsh, Aaron Lyons, and our extended Just Outcomes Team

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