Here you will find writings that give some insight into Trinity’s programs.

Sense of Place

Posted on Jul 21, 2014 in

We are born with an innate sense of place. Obviously our first experience of this is in the womb as a state of ‘at-oneness’ with our surroundings and is of course an entirely unconscious experience.

And we bring this experience into our life in this world. In our earliest days and weeks we are in tune with our surroundings, and able to take in an enormous amount of sensory data unfiltered by a mindset.

From our beginnings we are attuned and responsive.

As we become aware of being separate from our Mothers we nevertheless carry this sense of being attuned with us though it is now increasingly influenced by conditionality- since our surroundings and parents don’t always react to us in timely or appropriate- according to us- ways.

Thus begins our human adventure among the people and things of this world. Continue reading →

About Peer Leadership

Posted on Jul 10, 2014 in

I’d like to talk to you in general terms about communities and peer leadership.

People have been gathering together in communities for a very long time. But the way we do this gathering as well as the dynamics actually at work in communities have changed over the years.

We can safely guess that certain things were always present as catalysts in the forming of communities- the meeting of human needs (often around security issues) for instance or the attempt to benefit from available resources.

As well the members of the new community had to answer, either for themselves or through allegiance to a leader, their own version of the following questions- in our community what do we all more or less agree to as rules and guidelines for conducting our daily lives together? What values and beliefs do we share which in turn will inform the expectations we have of one other and how we settle our differences? Continue reading →