Fierce Compassion: Where Activism Meets Spirituality

Fierce Compassion: Where Activism Meets Spirituality
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Date(s) - Sep 14, 2017 - Sep 17, 2017
All Day

The Garrison Institute

Event Sponsor and Host
The Garrison Institute

A Workshop with
Colin Beavan and Lama Willa Miller
at the Garrison Institute

We all know about accelerating climate change, endemic racism and other dire global news. Should we have hope? Should we be in despair? What, in fact, should we do? How can we respond in ways that make us feel we are taking care of ourselves while actually helping the world? In this workshop on spiritual activism, authors and Buddhist teachers Colin Beavan (AKA No Impact Man) and Lama Willa Miller guide participants in developing spiritual tools for facing the problems in the world and the arising emotions squarely while finding activist tools to help contribute to solutions.

Through the introduction of focused contemplative practices, participants will strengthen their ability to be in the presence of their strong emotions and come to a place of perceiving the world’s suffering without being knocked out of their seats. From this grounded place, through group discussion and self-exploration, participants will refine their own paths to engaging meaningfully with those world problems to help bring about solutions. The workshop will be especially helpful for activists looking for spiritual tools, spiritual people looking for activist tools, or anyone who wants to participate in an engaged spirituality.

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This event is hosted by The Garrison Institute.
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