OUR APPROACH TO...OUR WORK

How do we begin to embody the just world we strive for?

This question guides all our work.

It is why we approach our work — our cohort experiences, our social change projects, everything — through reflective practices, place-based learning and deep knowledge exchange.

These practices demand courageous learning in action through engaged dialogue with ourselves, others, the systems around us and the Earth herself.

THESE PRACTICES ARE:

Transformative — retraining pathways in our brain over time, thanks to the beautiful neuroplasticity of the brain.

Relational — (re)centring our attention on relationships and the interconnectedness of our communities and planet.

Different, remembered and reclaimed ways of working together — drawing on the Earth, the heart, the mind, the spirit, the soul, and different perspectives through practice.

We believe these practices are both an ends and means to begin living the just world we strive for now. They enable us to (re)engage with different knowledges, values and ways of being that help us better see, understand and collectively address the complexity of today’s problems.

These practices spring from interdependence, lifelong learning, humility and care. They are necessary to unwind the negative impacts of colonization and reimagine how we connect to each other and the world around us.

At CKX, we do not practice to pursue personal enlightenment, but to bring to life the futures we seek — futures where we live in symbiotic relationship with each other and the Earth.