What is cruocracy?
Cruocracy is Jaya Kula’s social sadhana game. We play Cruocracy by offering seva in collaboration with each other. Like any game, Cruocracy has rules. Like any form of sadhana, it challenges us all to keep coming back to the View, embodying it ever more deeply. Like life, it presents us with living, changing situations to which we try to skillfully adapt.
A Little History
In the winter of 2013, the Jaya Kula community came together and decided to try the experiment of running Jaya Kula entirely as a seva-based (volunteer) organization. The group of students running Jaya Kula was called “the Crucible” in recognition of the function of a crucible as an alchemical vessel for transformation. The game was on!
The Holocracy Model
In the spring of 2015, the Crucible underwent a radical re-visioning inspired by a dynamic organizational management system called Holocracy. Cruocracy as it now exists is a very different animal than Holocracy, but some basic features are still the same. Like Holocracy, Cruocracy is designed to distribute authority in very clearly defined ways so that decisions can be made by individuals and individuals collaborating within Andas. Anda is a Sanskrit word from the Trika tradition. It literally means “egg,” but it indicates a zone of creative activity.
Clear and transparent rules are key to Cruocracy running smoothly. The fundamental game rules are codified in the Cruocracy Constitution. Reading the Constitution and beginning to engage with it will be your starting point if you decide to play.
LATEST CRUOCRACY CONSTITUTION
Cruocracy Constitution 7.0 (pdf) November 20, 2017
ANDAS, AGENTS & SPECIAL ROLES
THE BOD (Board of Directors): Hosting Jaya Kula’s financial health, legality, and integrity
Secretary, Shiva: Nandikesha
Legal Counsel and Fundraising: Santosha
Spiritual Director and Fundraising, Shakti: Shambhavi
BLUE ANDA (Hosting live teachings)
RAINBOW ANDA (Hosting special events and teaching spaces)
GREEN ANDA (Hosting technology)
YELLOW ANDA (Hosting money)
Bookkeeper, Field Agent: Jeni
Yellow Allies: Ariel, Dee, Devamadhu, Kailashi
SILVER ANDA (Hosting media)
Silver Allies: Jeni, Stephanie
ORANGE ANDA (Hosting Jaya Kula Press)
GOLD ANDA (Hosting Cruocracy and platforms)
SAKHI ~ Assistant to the Spiritual Director
KULADHATRI ~ Social Media and calendaring