Seven Stages of the Spiritual Journey
with Donald Rothberg
Friday November 15th, 2019 | 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Partly in honor of the recently deceased poet, Mary Oliver, we will use her beautiful poem, “The Journey,” as a reference point for understanding the nature of the “spiritual journey.” Two other reference points will be the life of the Buddha and the experiences of our own lives.
After an exploration of the very nature of a journey, and how a journey may take years, or two weeks, or an hour, we will examine the seven stages of the spiritual journey, starting with taking life for granted, being caught up in habitual and conditioned mind and behavior, and ending with (some degree of) awakening and then re-entering the “ordinary” world, often bringing gifts from the journey. In between is the heart of the journey.
Donald Rothberg is also leading a weekend retreat on Saturday and Sunday, November 16-17th, 2019 at New York Insight Meditation Center called Transforming the Judgmental Mind: A NYI Weekend Retreat. Click here for more info.
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