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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 Playbook. Reading The Playbook and beginning to engage with it will be your starting point if you decide to play.

Watch the Cruocracy intro video and get a feel for the Game! 

 

ANDAS, AGENTS & SPECIAL ROLES

THE BOD (Board of Directors): Hosting Jaya Kula’s financial health, legality, and integrity
Fundraising: Matridarshana
Treasurer: Nirmana
Secretary: Sahaji
Spiritual Director and Fundraising: Shambhavi
Member-at-Large: Bhanudas
Member-at-Large: Gangotri

BLUE ANDA (Hosting live teachings)
Alexandra
Ambika
Devamadhu

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

GREEN ANDA (Hosting technology)
Charandas
Leela
Sangita

YELLOW ANDA (Hosting money)
Bhadrakali
Nirmana
Sahaji

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

SILVER ANDA (Hosting media)
Bhanudas
Shambhavi
Tania

ORANGE ANDA (Hosting Jaya Kula Press)
Ambika
Matridarshana
Shambhavi

GOLD ANDA (Hosting Cruocracy and platforms)
Gangotri
Sadashiva

KULADHATRI (Hosting social media and calendaring)
Nirmana

ALLIES to the KULADHATRI (Hosting 
social media writing and photography)
Ani
Melody

ALLIANCE IS REBELLION.