Wisdom Teachings

Effortless Mindfulness Lunch-Hour Meditation

Wednesdays, 12:15pm-1pm No charge (please pre-register to receive the Zoom link)
In effortless mindfulness, we let go in order to open to an awareness that is naturally awake. Effortless mindfulness is founded upon the promise that the awakeness we are seeking is already here within us. Awakening is here now.
   
Please join us as we glimpse the Luminous Presence, discuss with, and support one another.

Beginners are welcome and encouraged to attend.
 
Will Boesl

ONLINE: Heroic Presence: The New Hero's Journey Through the Enneagram (3-Part Series)

April 17, May 6 and June 3 12-1:30pm $75 (Pre-registration required.) Presented virtually via Zoom
What if the Enneagram is more than just a description of 9 personality types? What if the Enneagram is also a map that can not only predict specific points along our life's journey, but also give us the tools to respond skillfully to each challenge we meet along the way?

Most Enneagram material available today focuses on the Enneagram of Personality. Completely ignoring the Enneagram of Process which helps us understand and predict patterns in any process including the narrative of our lives and relationships.

In this 3-part series we will bring together these ancient and modern tools to gain a tactical and spiritual awareness of ourselves and our motivations.  Heroic Presence is a model that leaders can apply to understand and predict where they are in their personal and professional journey and prepare for what will come next.

Session 1: Let Your Archetype Speak: Understanding the 9 Archetypes of Leadership

Session 2: Heroic Presence: Understanding the New Hero's Journey 

Session 3: The Sellout vs. The Alchemist: Trading Comfort for Transformative Leadership

Join Daniel Hope in this immersive exploration of the source and path of our leadership. This is not an esoteric lecture about theory, but rather a series of workshops intended to change your perspective and the trajectory of your leadership.
 
Daniel Hope, MA

ONLINE: Lunch with the Mystics: Ram Dass

April 23 12-1:30pm $35 (Pre-registration required) Presented virtually via Zoom
Ram Dass (1931-2019) was a spiritual teacher, psychologist, and author of the influential book Be Here Now. 

Together, we will explore:
  • how we deal with change depends on our perspective
  • what it means to walk each other home in our current reality
  • how to shift from our mind to our Heart-Mind, or Deep Heart
Join Will Boesl as we celebrate the life and work of Ram Dass in community. 

Will Boesl, BA

ONLINE: Ramadan and its Implications for Individual and Collective Life

April 30 10am-11am $25 (Pre-registration required) Presented virtually via Zoom
Fasting is prescribed for the Muslims, as it was prescribed for those before the Muslims, so that we might achieve God-consciousness (Quran 2:183). To non-Muslims it may appear to be a time of hardship and deprivation, but that is not our experience. Muslims think of Ramadan as a kind of tune-up for their spiritual lives. As religious obligation, fasting has many special benefits. Among these, the most important is that it is a means of learning self-control. Due to the lack of preoccupation with the satisfaction of bodily appetites during the daylight hours of fasting, a measure of ascendancy is given to one's spiritual nature, which becomes a means of coming closer to God. As a secondary goal, fasting is a way of experiencing hunger and developing sympathy for the less fortunate, and learning thankfulness and appreciation for all of God's bounties. It increases people's sympathy and compassion for persons who are deprived of the daily means of survival. It is also beneficial to the health and provides a break in the cycle of rigid habits or overindulgence. Perhaps fasting in Ramadan is the most widely practiced of all the Muslim forms of worship. Yet it does not prevent Muslims from conducting their day-to-day work, or business, as usual.

Yetkin Yildirim, Ph.D.