With the state of the world as it seems to be lately - an apparent renaissance of suspicion, xenophobia and devaluing of dialogue and inquiry - I'd like to offer a counterbalancing voice. So for the Fall we'll be focusing on Jack Kornfield's "The Art of Forgiveness, Lovingkindness and Peace" (2002). Jack is a wise and compassionate longtime North American practitioner/teacher of mindfulness and insight meditation. He writes eloquently of the process and pitfalls of a spiritual/philosophical life, and invites us to imagine and step into our best, rather than our smallest, selves.
"To make peace we cannot ignore war, racism, violence, greed, the injustice and sufferings of the world. They must be confronted with courage and compassion. Unless we seek justice, peace will fail. Yet in whatever we do, we must not let war, violence and fear take over our own heart. Within each of us there is a silence as vast as the universe. We long for it. We can return to it."
See you in class!
Also FYI, only six spaces remaining in the November 10/11 restorative and yoga nidra "rest-shop" I'm offering with Jennifer Piercy - for more information and to register, see her websitehttp://www.sacredsleepyoga.com/events/