Facilitator Profile

Facilitators are members of the Pachamama Alliance community who step into leadership by hosting Symposiums and spreading the message of Up to Us.

Jana Cole

Jana Cole
  • Location: Pacifica, California, United States
  • Primary Language: English
  • Facilitator Since: 2010

As a Facilitator, I am Committed to

  • Symposium Presenter

I am focusing on the spiritual aspect of bringing a more just, thriving and fulfilling world into existence. I'm doing that in two ways: 1) by hosting a weekly insight meditation circle in Pacifica, where we spend sacred time together away from distractions and remind ourselves of our fundamental connectedness, and 2) in the music realm by writing songs with inspirational lyrics.

I've been a Facilitator since 2010.

Why I'm a Pachamama Alliance Facilitator

My reasons for being a facilitator are practical as well as spiritual. We have to spread the word. There has to be a place where enlightened people can come and see that there are others who have the same concerns and who are working on ways to make the fundamental changes in the world that need to be made.

If I could change the world

I would have the United Nations add a rule that near the beginning of each session, when everyone has arrived, the assembly listens to a 5-10 minute live perfomance of classical chamber music, perfomed by any representatives that wanted to participate.

Members from perticularly contentious countries would be encouraged to play together.

In my experience, music has been a very unifying force. People of different backgrounds can see that they *feel* alike. It's hard to argue with or be angry at someone you've just played music with. In fact, that person is instantly your friend.

I think our outcomes at the United Nations would improve if it added this rule.

This is who inspires me

The person who inspires me the most is my father, who taught me about sacrifice and love.

Experiences I'm proud of

I'm proud that I have an excellent relationship with my children. I've made sure they know that I stand by them in all that they do, that I will always be available to help them in any way I can, and that they are worthy citizens of the world.

What I'm passionate about

I want to be part of the flow of people who moves forward into the next phase of human existence on earth, and contribute to making it as just, thriving and fulfilling as possible.