Thoughts from Dawa on the last day...
Boy was I wrong! First of all, this was not my usual 2 or 3 group of people. I was helping to facilitate more then 20 people who were all hardcore Tibet activists with Dickyi. Everyone shouted out very good ideas but we were not doing well on time and needed to come to a consensus in terms of what topic/s we needed to discuss for the next two hours. With lots of
facilitating skills from Dickyi (Wow Dickyi, you should facilitated more often in Cambridge) and some help from Lhadon, we finally decided to talk about Olympics as a group and then divide in our own regional area SFT groups to discuss what we were going to do.
Well, facilitating was a lot harder then I thought. Dickyi and Pasang did a great job.
As for the whole experience, it was great! I am once again re-energized, re-inspired and reminded again about the importance and the impact we have doing what we do best as SFTers. The past four days have been full ofworkshops, sleepless nights and so much fun.
I cannot wait to go back and get started on SFT work.
P.S. Dickyi, who was making out? I don't remember anyone making out, maybe I missed out. Any idea who they were? Let me know.
SFT @ UMass Amherst