A half-day gathering to reflect on the world just as it is and nourish our hearts, so we can respond to this chaotic time with creative love, strength, courage, and skill.
Saturday November 16
9:30 am–1:00 pm (doors open 8:45 am)
Climate | Culture | Love | Dharma
Friends Meeting House, 4312 SE Stark, PDX
Join us to explore contemplative practices and embrace the world, in this time when our culture is unraveling and climate systems are in collapse. Simple practices from ancient traditions and contemporary modes, including dialogue, movement, interaction, and meditation enable us to ground our hearts, tend our wounds, nurture connection, and expand our view.
The workshop is offered by donation, so give at whatever level is meaningful and doable for you; proceeds will support the next workshop. The registration link requires a minimum $3 donation, but everyone is welcome. If you prefer not to pay now, no problem. Just let us know you are coming so we know roughly what size the gathering will be. We’ll see you on November 16.
Presenters: Living Earth founder Betsy Toll is offering this program with seasoned climate and justice activist Barbara Ford, joined by yoga instructor, butoh dancer, and singer Kavita MacMillan.
Impermanence, grief, and compassion are touchstones in Betsy’s work, and she honors Ram Dass and Joanna Macy, Joan Halifax, and others as bright lights on the dharma trail. Barbara has steeped in Joanna Macy’s work and has shaped workshop models based on Joanna’s teachings. Kavita has studied movement and music widely, and offers her many gifts like flowers to Neem Karoli Baba.
In this time of escalating instability and danger,
we’ll connect with each other and our true nature.
With compassion for our pain, fear, outrage, and sadness,
we’ll nourish the fundamental stability, strength,
and joy that remind us who we really are.
Questions? Let us hear from you.