Love in the Time of Chaos: Full Heart, Open Mind
We live in a wild time.
Stability and common ground seem outdated, divisions run deep, and the frenetic pace of life pulls us out of balance. In this weekend workshop, well explore the enduring wisdom of the Buddhist and bhakti traditions with teachers who have been immersed in these practices and in social justice and environmental activism for decades. Using a range of tools, well cultivate skillful means for keeping our hearts rooted in love as we respond to these challenging times.
Ram Dass is an American cultural pioneer whose journey through academia, psychedelia, and spiritual exploration has influenced western culture for more than 50 years. Ram Dasss 1971 book, Be Here Now,has sold more than 2 million copies and had a transformative impact on multiple generations. Ram Dass has authored a dozen books, and continues to teach and offer retreats where he lives now on Maui.
Mirabai Bush is founder and Senior Fellow at the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society, in Boston, Massachussetts. Mirabai spent 1970-72 in India with Neem Karoli Baba. Her spiritual training included extensive meditation training with Shri S. N. Goenka, Tibetan Buddhist lamas Kalu Rinpoche, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, and others.
Rameshwar Das is a founding director of the Love Serve Remember Foundation and also the Anna Mirabai Lytton Foundation, supporting yoga and wellness programs in schools in New York. He serves on the board of the Neem Karoli Baba Ashram and Hanuman Temple in Taos, New Mexico. Ramesh collaborated in the development of Ram Dasss seminal book, Be Here Now, published in 1971, and is coauthor with Ram Dass of Polishing the Mirror and Be Love Now.
Jai Uttal is a Grammy-nominated kirtan artist and multi-instrumentalist who performs internationally, bringing eastern and western musical elements into his music. An American composer steeped in jazz and a range of world musical traditions, Jai studied Indian classical music with Ali Akbar Khan and other influential teachers whose musical expressions span the globe from Mumbai to New York to Rio de Janeiro and beyond.
First Unitarian Church, Main Street Sanctuary (View)
1211 SW Main Street
Portland, OR 97205
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