Laddership Ripples In Costa Rica! :)

Posted by David Bullón on Dec 15, 2018
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The inspiration and laddership of this ecosystem have been sowing seeds here in Costa Rica. Things have been developing in interesting ways! :)

A few months back, I had the opportunity to share about a few experiments that are underway to bring generosity and love into public service. As an update, last month, we gifted a few visionary leaders and practitioners in the field of education a weekend retreat to combine meditation, empathic communication, design thinking, systems thinking and Theory U to think creatively about the role of empathy and compassion in transforming the public education system. There were many synchronicities in the process - a boutique hotel in the cloud forest even gifted us the space for the retreat!

We entered the retreat with no expectations in terms of the results, and yet amazing things were sparked by this weekend gift. The Minister of Public Education asked this crew of innovators inside and outside of government to help him prototype a new paradigm of education based on a system with no boundaries that sees itself as one with the communities it serves. I'm affectionately calling it a non-dual education system - one that conceives of no boundary between self and other. :)


Meditation and QiGong to invite presence that enables connection and intuition.


Celebrating with our participants: a handful of leaders and innovators in education, including the Minister and Vice Minister of Public Eduction


Facilitators' expression of gratitude, joy and renewed commitment to generosity and love :)

After the gathering, the Director of the National Learning Institute, who wasn't able to attend, invited us to build on the methods used during the weekend to help him design a longer process to invite presence, empathic communication and creativity into the process of transforming his 3,000-person organization! We're blessed to have the President's support to explore other similar opportunities to bring transformation to government. :)

It's humbling to realize that none of these results would have been possible if we had relied upon conventional planning based on our own ideas, but it all organically emerged when a group of us held our deepest intention to genuinely serve at the center of our process.

Thank you for inspiring us in Costa Rica with your example of what it means to be 100% committed to love as an organizing principle!

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Comments (12)

  • Jane Murray wrote ...

    Amazing David! 😁

  • Joserra G. wrote ...

    Amazing hermano ! Very inspirational !! Its is so awesome to see such conversations and spaces happening in your contexts :))) . I am excited with future unfoldings on this ! So many people are already benefiting from your agendaless effortless efforts! Love It ! Te queremos !!

  • Birju Pandya wrote ...

    Wow, looks wonderful!

  • Trishna Shah wrote ...

    Constantly in awe of the beautiful ripples you are nurturing in Costa Rica in settings that others might not even imagine planting these types of seeds in. Grateful for your share.

  • Kristy Pace wrote ...

    David, this is so inspiring. I love hearing of people coming together to create positive, nurturing systems for the whole. xoxo Kindness Rules :)

  • Yoo-Mi Lee wrote ...

    Wow, wow, wow! How beautiful to see these seeds grow from your deep commitment to love as an organizing principle. 

  • LuAnn Cooley wrote ...

    What an amazing experience. I don't know where to start. My mind is spinning with questions. Please keep posting updates on what comes from this, what is looks like, etc. Thanks for sharing. Very exciting.

  • Joao Perre wrote ...

    Keep Walking David :)

  • Ashima Goyal wrote ...

    wow! this is so amazing! what a beautiful emergence when you hold the intention to serve :-) thank you so much for sharing!

  • David wrote ...

    Thanks for your words of encouragement! I'm grateful to be a ripple of your love and example :) big hug from the tropics!

  • Ana Valdes wrote ...

    Amazing grace David !

  • Jin-Wei wrote ...

    David, so inspiring news!!!, all of you bring real hope for this planet, keep going and never give up:)!!!