247 W 36th St, 6th Floor, New York, NY
SAT, OCT 14-SUN, OCT 15
Your Secret Life: Making Your Unknown Known– 10am-4pm. Our purpose is bound up in the truth of who we are, and who we are runs like an underground stream through all our days. This writing weekend encourages you to drop your line down into that stream. It is a time to explore what you may never have fully given voice to. Roger Housden, author of twenty-three books on the use of poetry, art, and travel as doorways to the soul, facilitates this workshop.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 29
Awake at the Bedside: Cultivating Intimacy and Care – 9:30am-5pm. Mindfulness practice allows our hearts to open so that we can enter caring relationships with more ease, joy, and dignity, whether that relationship takes place in a hospital, hospice, or the home. Through meditation, experiential learning, and dharma talks, we will dive in for a day of joyful learning, discovering how to integrate personal contemplative skills with contemplative leadership skills so we may express our caregiving roles with greater authenticity. Kosher Ellison and Chodo Campbell. Open to partners, children, neighbors, and clinicians.
TUES, OCT 31, NOV 7, 14 AND 21
MLK Beloved Community: The Writing and Sermons of Martin Luther King, Jr – 7-9pm. How are we to thrive and serve in a world threatened by injustice and hostility? The vision of The Beloved Community—a society based on justice, equal opportunity, and love of one’s fellow human beings—was popularized by Dr King during his short but historical ministry. This was not his idealized utopia, but an achievable world attained when a critical mass of people join together to eliminate the forms of violence created by interrelated realities of poverty, racism, and militarism. Join Rev David Wallace as we read together selections gathered from Dr King’s prophetic works, listening closely to his urgent bequest to us as citizens of the world and creators of the world to come.