By Janet Surrey, Guest Teacher
Where do we find the light in the darkness of these times? Inspired by the winter solstice, we notice that the stillness when the sun stands still (the actual meaning of the word solstice) is at the end of the longest night. And this stillness is actually the point when the earth begins to turn again toward the light. In this retreat day, we will contemplate the power of turning toward the night, the difficult, the mysterious unknown - all that we face today - and finding through the stillness together a renewal of faith in life.
Come and join us in practicing Insight Dialogue - a relationally engaged co-meditative practice - and finding the joy and equanimity to face the unknown and the difficult together. Through cultivating the wholesome power of contemplation in relationship, we may face the realities of the enormity of the climate emergency - the threat to life as we know it - and perhaps find our way together toward the light of wisdom and compassion.
Join Janet and Florence for Kindling the Light of Awareness: An Insight Dialogue Retreat on Saturday, December 7; 9:30am - 4:30pm.
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