Sacred Earth Sangha
Second Monday of the month | 7:00pm-9:00pm
Due to the rising concern about the COVID-19 pandemic, NYI is transitioning into online programming. Effective Monday, March 16th and continuing for at least several weeks, NYI will no longer hold in-person public programs, sanghas and community meetings. The major reason for our closing is of course the health and safety of our teachers and community of yogis, as well as to support the larger efforts to contain the COVID-19 pandemic. We hold our mission to provide refuge for our sangha dearly, especially during these challenging times when connection to one another is all the more important.
Please check our website calendar for further updates regarding this sangha and other programs. Info about online access will be listed under the description below.
Sacred Earth Sangha 2020: Cultivating Intimacy & Imagination
Currently, our world is a hot mess both ecologically and politically. We can react to our planetary crisis with fear and aversion playing out the same old patterns of separation and domination (right and wrong, us vs them, rational solutions for unfathomably complex problems). Or we can respond with intimacy and imagination, exploring with compassion and wisdom new ways of being.
In the next two monthly sessions, we will cover Wise Speech in two parts. The first part in March will focus on the exploration of “Who” and “What” – who are we talking to internally and externally when it comes to climate change? Who are we having conversations with? Who are we NOT having conversation with? Who gets to set the conversation about climate change and be in the conversation? Who decides what problems and solutions to be talked about? As we explore our views of what are wise and true, how do we examine our positions and relations with the breadth of our consciousness and the power dynamics that have influenced our views? With what qualities do we hold these views?
In April, Part 2 of the Wise Speech, we will focus on “How” to speak our views and to have wise speech in different scenarios.
We invite you to join us in this rich exploration. All are welcome. No previous meditation experience is required.
April 13- Lin Gordon and Jon Aaron
May 11- TBD
Available online by Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/170106838
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Meeting ID: 170 106 838
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Fee by donation: Suggested starting donation is $15.