Exercises for Chapter 5

To begin sharing information about one another related to personal decision-making and its relationship to individual and collective needs. (15 minutes)
To explore and share participants’ personal experiences with tensions related to Chapter 5 in order to create a shared understanding among group members.(35 minutes)
Use a scenario to reveal participants’ thoughts about how various tensions manifest, provide an opportunity to create a common understanding of the issues, and strategize future responses. (55 minutes)
To deepen understanding regarding types of appropriation, how they manifest in one’s life and community, and the underlying motivations. (1 hour 10 minutes)
To explore how a spiritual practice appropriated by the U.S. has become commercial, linked with western medicine, and made accessible to those with socioeconomic privilege. Consider our contemporary responsibility. (55 minutes)

To develop strategies for conversations related to appropriation and practice using role plays. (1 hour 15 minutes)

A closing reflection to read before participants offer one word or sentence to capture their feeling. (10 minutes)
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