What is Detroit3rdMind?

Detroit3rdmind continues and expands the work that gave rise to Detroit Evolution Laboratory in 2007. This year, in addition to becoming stewards of another child we are further implementing the processes and practices we’ve been learning since leaving ‘the lab’ behind in 2009.

In our new location we envision therapy rooms, a community kitchen, permaculture-based healing gardens, gathering spaces and more. Our dream is to manifest a space that supports our community in building a healthy, self-sufficient and resilient base.

Detroit3rdMind is planned as an intentional live/work/share space dedicated towards non-denominational, non-sectarian and non-dogmatic inquiry of individual identity/ies and collective awareness. This goal is approached through principled, safe practice and participation in projects, learning circles, skillshares, gatherings and actions. Detroit3rdMind strives to respect historical, existent and future work and expression.

Seminal Breath: Foundational Expressions

‘I AM THAT I AM
AM I THAT I AM…’ ~ Brion Gysin

‘I am what I am because of who we all are’ ~African expression of community personality formation, see Ubuntu.

‘Let us put our heads together and see what life we will make for our children.’ ~Tatanka Iotanka, Sitting Bull, Lakota Leader

‘The next Buddha may take the form of a community, a community practicing understanding and loving kindness, a community practicing mindful living. And the practice can be carried out as a group, as a city, as a nation.’ ~Thich Nhat Hanh

‘When you are told, “Make room for one another in your collective life”, do make room: God will make room for you.’ ~Quran 58:11

‘For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.’ ~Matthew 18:20

Synergy means behavior of whole systems unpredicted by the behavior of their parts taken separately.’ ~Buckminster Fuller