Yoga teacher and environmental consultant Konda Mason links consciousness, activism, and sustainability
KM We have a building on Broadway between 23rd and 24th streets that we signed a lease on. We move there in October. It's a 60,000-square foot space that is just beautiful. Until then, we're in a pop-up place, a 2000-square foot old bank through the help of the City of Oakland and Popuphood (www.popuphood.com).
SFBG Tell us about the Earth Day event at Spirit Rock this weekend.
KM I'm looking forward to it. There will be some really key people there who are committed to environment and sustainability. The thing about this movement to "change the world" is that "change" and "transformation" are two different things. What's lasting is transformation. It begins with the individual. We can window-dress something and make it look green, but if we haven't transformed ourselves, it will revert back to the way it was. This is why the contemplative practices and wisdom traditions are so essential to sustainability. They foster change in the individual.
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