There is an inner revolution emerging. It’s happening on yoga mats, meditation cushions, at coops, in creative living spaces and more. With 50+ million people engaged in lifestyles of health, sustainability and spiritual practice, it is fueling a market of personal wellness, organic foods and sustainable products that exceeds 300 billion dollars in the US and inspiring a community to go deeper and transform their lives from the inside out.
The Wellbeing Gap in this country is real and wherever there is a higher prevalence of poverty and unemployment, lack of access to housing and public transportation, you find people who are struggling to survive much less be well. But these are not “other people’s problems”. We are not separate from the suffering of our people and planet. And a practice rooted in interconnection and compassion calls us to act on behalf of the whole, not just a few. It's time for the wellbeing community to come together in practice and values, get engaged around issues that matter, and focus our collective power around real collective change that ensures that everyone is well.
Our theory of change begins with people. Through personal practice, community building, and collective action we transform ourselves and restructure our world to support the conditions of wellbeing for all.
We engage in deep transformational work around our values; and are led through relationship to issues like access to healthcare, food justice, living wage, climate change and education. From there, we partner with campaigns led by the people most directly affected and respond in conscious and creative disruption and reimagination of our world. We aspire to move and unify our community at a scale that will have an impact at a systemic and global level.
What does a mindful platform look like? voteWELL is a nonpartisan campaign to unite the power of the 50+ million people engaged in lifestyles of health and sustainability to vote in the 2016 election. If we reflect deeply on our values and commit to acting together on behalf of the whole, we can become a powerful political force of mindful, informed and engaged voters that can help bring about systemic shifts toward the conditions of wellbeing for all people in our nation.
In 2014, we joined the Fight for $15 in New York to advocate for fair wages and economic wellbeing for all. In solidarity with striking workers, we participated in demonstrations that resulted in a historic victory to raise the minimum wage that changed the lives of 200,000 workers. wageWELL is currently expanding to raise the wage for ALL NY workers and support similar efforts around the country, taking a stand that no full-time worker should be struggling to feed their family.
Supermarkets and fast-food outlets offer an endless supply of cheap processed junk foods, while fresh fruits and vegetables are inaccessible for many. In coalition with HEAL, Food Policy Action and other organizations in health, environment, agriculture and labor, we’re calling on the next President to take bold action for a food system that protects our environment, provides fair wages to workers, and ensures that all of us have access to healthy food we can afford.
This isn't your ordinary meditation. This is the meditation of radical engagement.
It's where we wake up to the world, lean on one another and show up in the name of love and justice.
Katie Loncke has served as Co-Director of the Buddhist Peace Fellowship for the past 4 years, combining Buddhism with social and ecological justice in a lineage of loving action, tracing back to Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh of Vietnam. Katie’s organizing for racial justice links race with gender, sexuality, economics, militarism, ecology, housing, prisons, and deep questions of history, power, and liberation. She moves from the radical proposition that in our efforts for collective freedom and wellness, confrontation can be compassionate, and compassion sometimes must be confrontational.
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VOTEWELL is a call to action. It's for those of us who think we can and need to better for ourselves, for our community and for society. And we are ready to stand up and act in the name of love and justice. We believe that when we come together and vote our values, we can help change the course of society - from disconnection and dysfunction to connection and courage and collective power.
CTZNWELL was created as a place for all of us: The people who think we can and need to do better by ourselves, our communities and our society, and are ready to stand up and act towards that end. We believe that when we come together in this way we can help change the course of our society, from disconnection and dysfunction, to connection and collective power.
Over the last two years, we’ve assembled a board of influential allies and advisors who see wellbeing as the new indicator of a nation’s health AND share a commitment to democratizing wellbeing for all people. They include leaders like Entrepreneur Jeff Krasno, Advocate Michael Skolnik, Activist Michael Kink, Meditation Teacher Sharon Salzburg, Yoga Teacher Seane Corn and Strategist Taj James among others.
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