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What is cruocracy?cruocracy logo

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
Matridarshana
Secretary, Shiva: Nandikesha
Treasurer: Nirmana
Legal Counsel and Fundraising: Santosha
Spiritual Director and Fundraising, Shakti: Shambhavi

BLUE ANDA (Hosting live teachings)
Devamadhu, Shakti
Alexandra, Shiva
Sadashiva, Shakti

RAINBOW ANDA (Hosting special events and teaching spaces)
Sangita, Shakti
Kailashi

GREEN ANDA (Hosting technology)
Charandas, Shakti
Sangita, Shiva
Leela

YELLOW ANDA (Hosting money)
Nirmana, Shakti
Sahaji, Shiva
Bhadrakali

Bookkeeper, Field Agent: Jeni
Moonbeam: Sahaji
Yellow Allies: Ariel, Dee, Devamadhu, Kailashi

SILVER ANDA (Hosting media)
Bhanudas, Shakti
Santosha, Shiva
Tania

Silver Allies: Jeni, Stephanie

ORANGE ANDA (Hosting Jaya Kula Press)
Ariel, Shakti
Matridarshana, Shiva
Ambika
Shambhavi, Shakti

GOLD ANDA (Hosting Cruocracy and platforms)
Nandikesha, Shiva
Gangotri, Shakti
Ambika
Bhanudas

SAKHI ~ Assistant to the Spiritual Director
Gangotri

KULADHATRI ~ Social Media and calendaring
Nirmana

RED ALLIES to the KULADHATRI (Hosting 
social media writing, photography, and newsletters)
Melody
Santosha
Nandikesha

ALLIANCE IS REBELLION.