Living Ubuntu

Phase 3: Trauma Recovery for East African Refugees in San Diego successfully completed! Watch the video on our project page to find out more.

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Who are we?

We are a non-profit organization with a focus on mind-body issues, specifically health and well-being, and the effects of stress, trauma and compassion fatigue. We seek to increase awareness of the global and local impact of these issues, build a sense of community, and encourage living a more fully embodied life.
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Our events

Living Ubuntu Events
Since our formation in 2005, we have organized numerous events in the Southern California region.  Check out our upcoming events.


Living Ubuntu Projects
We have ongoing campaigns including our grassroots initiative to help stop the genocide in Darfur. Learn more about these in our projects section.

More about us

About Living Ubuntu
Why did we form Living Ubuntu?  What do we focus on?  Who is involved?  Click here to find out more. 

Ubuntu [ubuntu] n. South African: Humanity or fellow feeling; kindness.

Ubuntu is very difficult to render into a Western language. When we want to give high praise to someone we say, "Yu u nobuntu"; "Hey, so-and-so has ubuntu." Then you are generous, you are hospitable, you are friendly and caring and compassionate. You share what you have. It is to say, "My humanity is caught up, is inextricably bound up, in what is yours."... We say, "A person is a person through other persons."

A person with ubuntu is open and available to others, affirming of others, does not feel threatened that others are able and good, for he or she has a proper self-assurance that comes from knowing that he or she belongs in a greater whole and is diminished when others are humiliated or diminished, when others are tortured or oppressed... To forgive is not just to be altruistic. It is the best form of self-interest. What dehumanizes you inexorably dehumanizes me. [Forgiveness] gives people resilience, enabling them to survive and emerge still human despite all efforts to dehumanize them.

- Desmond Tutu [1]