Ecological Awareness in Spirituality: Ancient Roots and Modern Relevance

In this course we will take inspiration from the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali and other ancient texts. We’ll explore a time-honored mapping of reality where there is a seamless connection between our outer and inner landscape. This map includes the five elements and their relationship to our senses and sensory experiences. Through exploring this mapping, we’ll gain insight into the relevance of spiritual values and behaviors (such as non-harming, reverence, non-greed, and kindness) to supporting our personal and collective well-being. Our study will be supported with lecture, discussion, experiential practice, imagery, and tips for daily habits.

FALL 2022 – 5 Thursdays, October 20 – November 17, 3:15 – 4:45 p.m. PT, $43, College of Marin Virtual Classroom

Wisdom Circle

The Wisdom Circle is an monthly gathering to explore living wisdom every day.  Each month I’ll propose a central theme and offer two of my H E A R T H blogs for reflection and discussion.  As embedded in this word “hearth,” we’re coming together around a symbolic hearth of timeless wisdom that embodies the heart, earth, art, and (for listening) the ear.

For each session I will fold in the abiding wisdom carried within world poetry and our non-human kin, such as the trees, birds, sky, and earth.  More specifically, I’ll draw on my training in, experience with, and reverence for the wisdom teachings preserved within the Vedas, Upanishads, Bhagavata Purana, Bhagavad Gita, Tantric texts, and Yoga Sutras of Patanjali.

ONGOING – 1st Wednesday of each month, 10:30 a.m. – noon PT, $15 per gathering
Online Zoom gathering.  Please click “apply” below to complete a short form about your interest.

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