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Resilience: Vision for a New America
Q: What is this really?
A: The LOVEstream is a project to disseminate the past and current work of Rev. angel Kyodo williams Sensei via a wide range of mediums. While the social and political climate means many people are discovering her work, she's been bringing her unique dharmicview to love, justice and liberation for well over two decades.
The LOVEstream is designed to bridge the gap in public awareness by supporting combing through and prepping Rev. angel's media archive for publishing and sharing, as well as new content most prominently, via livestreams, aka webinars.
The LOVEstream Network is a interconnected living body made up of:
Q: Sounds good. But this IS the old America. What's in it for me exactly?
ALL of these for only 33 to 73 cents per day depending on your resources. That's meaningfully less than pretty much anything you get daily: coffee, a bagel, the newspaper, a ride on mass transit.
Q: There's a bunch of free talks & stuff all over the internet. Why pay for media?
A: Short answer? Because there's a bunch of free talks & stuff all over the internet.
Rev. angel never believed in throwing every talk she's done on the web. she thinks it's akin to digital vomit, and lacking curation, people get overwhelmed and confused about what they need to pay attention to. There's plenty of freely available content on the internet (her website points you to most of it,) but the LOVEstream is (insert drumroll for overused word here...) specifically curated and limited so you can focus on going deep with the teaching Rev. angel decides is relevant.
PLUS, most of the pre-recorded content has never been seen or heard by anyone but the people in the room at the time, and you'll also get access to new talks via livestream from on location, just as if you were in the room.
Shorter answer: the LOVEstream is about the flow of energy and exchange of ideas. If you just want free content and the idea of supporting the work that teachers and social re-visionaries are up to is a stretch, LOVEstreaming (yeah, it's a verb) is probably not for you right now.
Q: When do i get access to my first content?
A: Right now! in commemoration of Martin Luther King Jr's birthday. Feb 1 for Black LOVE History Month is when LOVEstream 2020 will fully launch.
Q: OK, I'm in. But since this kicks off in February and monthly membership will be available, shouldn't I just wait?
A: Of course you can. This 2020 Vision annual special is for folks that know they want to get behind this for the year. In exchange for that heartfelt YES!, the pricing right now is discounted, locks in this annual rate for as long as you continue to renew, PLUS you some special up-front benefits and won't be offered again after this month through all of 2020.
Q: Cool. So I get access to Rev. angel?
A: Kinda, but don't count on it. The primary purpose of the LOVEstream is to support the painstaking work of reviewing, cleaning up and cataloging her past work, as well as making sure new work & ideas are captured and widely disseminated. She will drop in and mix it up in the LOVEstream Network Community group including exclusive scheduled and random LOVEstream sessions on shared teachings and current topics.
That said, the LOVEstream is based on the truth that she's already paid her dues having shared these teachings and we mean to make sure she's not taxed by this offering. If you can get down with that, you are for us, and the LOVEstream is for you.
Q: Why are there 3 different prices for the same thing?
A: Because people are at differing financial means, often as a result of systemic inequity, or sometimes just timely circumstances.
And we know a dollar isn't a dollar in the current economic system. Fixed fees have a hidden assumption that value is the same for everyone. We know it's not and don't want finances to have a too heavy a hand in deciding who gets access and who doesn't.
Ideally it would be free for everyone, but that wouldn't support the tangible costs of labor, technology, and intangible years of practice that makes Rev. angel's teachings worthy of sharing.
We estimate the baseline cost to be equivalent to 1 full time position plus tech expenses. Our goal is to reach 162 "Earth-touchers" paying an average of $252/year to anchor the LOVEstream project. (Learn why $162 is an important symbolic number once you join.)
The roughly $40K that results will allow us to hire 2 part-time people to handle the two major apsects of the archive project: Management & Production. An ad hoc team of volunteers that simply LOVE and want to support Rev. angel's vision in the world provide — a.k.a. stream — added energy to review, transcribe, and edit machine transcriptions.
Get it? LOVE. streams. Streams of LOVE. LOVEstream.
Q: This Q&A sounds suspiciously like Rev. angel...
A: sure does. i care very much about my work in the world, so while people help with drafts, i intervene in most things shared publicly. i'm trying to do that much less often, but hey...work-in-progress ;-)