Facing significant interconnected social, political, economic, and environmental crises, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and defeated even as we are trying to make a difference. With reactive currents in our psyche running in different directions, we need to fully acknowledge how we’re doing. In the first noble truth, meeting directly “how it is” clears space to help us clarify our intentions. As we respond ever more to this call for and from the future, the invitation of this truth can also help us discern empowered ways forward, individually and collectively.
Taking the theme of ReLOVEution, we will explore an intentional, heart-centered approach to the many crises of our time rooted in the practices of the Bodhisattva while informed and inspired by sacred activists past and present. While division, hate, and fear often seem to have the upper hand, we’ll explore what it means for us to choose a path of love within a balance of inner wellbeing and engaged activism. Our inquiry will be supported by Insight Meditation, Dharma reflections, psycho-spiritual process work, devotional and ceremonial practices, embodied movement and breath practice, the use of mantras, chants, music, journaling, dream-sharing, and shared inquiry sessions.