The world is alive and beautiful, but also deeply troubled with individual suffering, social injustice, and environmental collapse. Many of us feel powerless in the face of the daily barrage of bad news.
To help us directly face such pain, all cultures and religions have archetypes of our evolutionary, compassionate and healing power. In Buddhism, this archetype is the Bodhisattva – a being who takes a great vow to forgo personal attainment in order to work for the wellbeing of others. Yet many of us believe that the specific circumstances of our lives constrain our ability to be of service.
Join friends from all faith traditions (and no faith tradition) to explore our common impulse to create a better world. In this workshop we will use our moral imagination to recognize our mundane lives – with all our fears, fatigues, trappings and injustices – as the ground upon which we can step into a personal vow that connects us to all beings.