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In the values below, the term “we” refers to KRI staff and to all trainers. We are all KRI.
- We provide opportunities for input before major decisions are made.
- We acknowledge when decisions are being made that may feel challenging to some.
- We expose underlying patterns of hierarchy in our history that have privileged certain voices.
- We are transparent about the history of our organization.
Value: Diversity/Diverse Voices/Cultural Humility
- We demonstrate that we are listening carefully to voices different from ours.
- We identify who has been most marginalized and make space to bring them in.
- We actively refrain from privileging English-speakers and North American residents.
- We actively recognize and celebrate how diversity makes us stronger.
Value: Inclusivity/ Equality
- We strive to eliminate all hierarchies except those based on skills and experience.
- We show respect for all members of the ATA as peers.
- We strive to place decision-making authority at the local level where possible.
- We take the time necessary to move forward wisely.
- We nurture and maintain our relationships among members of the ATA.
- We make space for understanding the impact of trauma (especially sexual trauma) on survivors in our community.
- We hold all Academy members accountable to the same standards
- We ensure our trainings and communities are safe, especially for those most vulnerable.
- We are accurate about the source of our teachings.
- We support individuals in their self-actualization and personal growth.
- We communicate about what we are learning through this current transformation process.
- We create processes for ongoing evaluation of our decision-making outcomes and their impacts.
- We invite members of the ATA to honor their own experiences and values related to Yogi Bhajan.
- We support Trainers/members of the ATA in cultivating connective relationships with their students during this time of transformation.
- We inquire deeply into the meaning of our spiritual teachings and their application.
- We support Trainers/members of the ATA in learning about the impacts of trauma and applying this learning.
- We evolve our teaching to reflect ongoing learning.
- We don’t lose sight of our primary mission – which is uplifting Consciousness – in the midst of bureaucracy.