We will reflect on and share the practice of gratitude, and self-compassion, through meditation, music, and poetry.
Over the next four months, we will be dedicating our meetings to Joanna Macy’s “Work that Reconnects.” Joanna, now in her late 80’s and living in Berkeley, California, is a Buddhist Scholar and social and environmental activist. For over 40 years she has been offering programs that encourage and support those who feel the pain of our world, long to do what they can to make a difference but feel intimidated or overwhelmed by the challenge. The spiral of the Work that Reconnects, begins with gratitude, which grounds us in our hearts and helps us to honor our pain. As we do this we realize our interconnectedness with the rest of life, which shifts our perspective. We see with new eyes as our heart opens and we long to go forth and do what we can for the welfare of others.
With Michael Kearney & Radhule Weininger