The Tree of Contemplative Practices: Spirituality and Activism
In this 6-week course we will explore the connection between spiritual practices and social justice.
“Contemplative awareness can assist in identifying the root causes of social problems and finding creative approaches to eliminating them. By developing the contemplative mind as well as the rational, critical mind – that is, developing one’s ability to simply “be”, with awareness, openness, and clarity – one may become more centered, relaxed, and aware of his or her actions. The personal changes that often occur with regular contemplative practice, such as increased patience, compassion, and concentration, can play a part in the positive transformation of individuals, organizations, and social institutions.” – Maia Duerr
Spiritual practice help us can tap into a deep well of spaciousness and equanimity that reminds us of our expansive capacities. An understanding of freedom transcends the construct of us versus them and acknowledge into the web of interdependence where all liberation is mutual.
We will explore how justice flows by cultivating:
Our work together will include learning about and engaging in a different contemplative practice each week.
We will meet on October 29, November 5, 12, 19 and December 3.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this is now being offered as an online course using Zoom. Once registered, you will receive the Zoom login information.
The cost for the course is €49, so that’s less than €10 an evening!
If you are interested in this course, but the fee is out of reach for your budget, please don’t let that stand in the way. Email Kimberly to explore a sliding scale that meets you where you are.