Map of Love
Taking a stand by placing a pin
Welcome to Slack
Our workspace on Slack is guided by the practices and philosophy of the MBSR (Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction) program and the underlying foundations of Mindfulness in general. It evolved out of the 13-week online Mitigation Retreat led by Jon Kabat-Zinn (March - June 2020).
Its intent is to keep the spirit that emerged and unfolded during this retreat and to provide a safe and secure environment for everyone. It is here to support your personal mindfulness practice and may also help you to explore mindfulness and its different aspects and activities. Through this platform you can share experiences, ask questions, share resources, participate in activities with other community members having similar interests and learn from others.
We want to support you to feel the interconnectedness within the loving community, to stay in touch with each other, build new connections and spread wisdom and love.
Slack may be a new platform for you. The following points are here to help you.
Please read the Code of Conduct.
It would be nice if you add a profile picture to your Slack profile and whatever else you would like to share (e.g. location, intention) in the "What I do" section.
Please introduce yourself briefly in the #welcome channel when you join.
When you join new to our Slack workspace, you are already subscribed to the following channels (#announcements, #welcome, #how-to, #how-to-slack, #ask-an-admin, #community-calendar). To join more channels and to follow the interaction and sharing please use the channel browser to check-out the channels of your interests. After looking into the channels, you may decide to join channels.
To use the space well for shared interest, we ask that:
Lean into public channel communication over any private communication as much as possible.
If you are responding to a specific message, use threading as much as possible to make the communication context clear.
You can respond to something with a Slack emoji reaction, like a 👍🏽 or a ❤️.
If you don’t know about something, please ask in #how-to.
If you need admin support, post a message in #ask-an-admin. If you have any feedback that doesn’t need immediate attention, please share that in #feedback.
Organization of Slack channels
#announcements: Meant to be a broadcast channel for administrative content. Only admins can post.
#ask-an-admin: Ask workspace admins.
#feedback: Feedback on mapoflove.org and community engagement on Slack.
#how-to: Ask questions if you are not sure on how best to engage with the community.
#how-to-slack: Get or provide tech help on how to use Slack as a communication platform.
#welcome: Place to drop your self-intro, and welcome others with emoji responses.
Community members can choose from some of the channels that are already available to connect. If you feel your topic does not fit into any of the existing channels you may request the creation of a new channel in #ask-an-admin. Slack’s “channel browser” will be the tool to explore the available channels.
There are #meet-channels where community members can announce free events, meetings and activities for other community members. These are put together and viewable within the #community-calendar on Slack.
Other channels focus on resources, sharing and exploration of mindfulness related topics.
Here are a few examples of channels :
sharing poems, music, books, art & photography
environmental and climate or social justice topics
neuroscience, psychotherapy or mental-health resources
There are also #local-channels to connect with people in that area.