- April 18, 2017
- 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
- CIIS Room 607
How do we nurture perspective when hopes for progress "hit the wall?"
Many Wisdom and Spiritual traditions hold the paradox of Wholeness: The One in the many & The many in the One. An experience of Wholeness is easily lost, though, in reactive Us-Them polarization that can arise in well intentioned efforts to realize holistic ideals through activism, especially when systemic injustice appears to be gaining ground. Burn-out and depression can discourage those seeking social justice. How do we attain spiritual poise in conflictual, dispiriting times?
Wisdom Meditation is a contemplative path that nurtures practical inclusiveness and group consciousness - the intuitive and evolving recognition that one is simultaneously an individual AND a drop in humanity's collective spiritual being. Group consciousness is distinctively different than group-think, a contracted form of self-identification rooted in exclusionary, fear-based affiliations.
Gary will address Wisdom Meditation as a practice for aligning one's actions to guidance from the Soul. Such practice synthesizes, in consciousness, outward diversity and inward unity - a necessary perspective for activists. There will be a brief demo practice and Q&A.
Gary Raucher, core faculty CIIS Drama Therapy Program, has been a Certified Teacher of Wisdom Meditation since 2012.