Taking a Long, Loving Look at the Real
“As all mountains stand on the ground,
As all trees root in the soil,
As all rivers flow to the sea,
There’s a substance under all life
That joins us and holds us up.” ~ Mark Nepo, Things that Join the Sea and the Sky: Field Notes on Living
In this group we will look at what it means to develop a compassionate heart and to see life from a contemplative stance. The contemplative sees life as it is and not as she imagines it to be or wishes it to be. We will draw on readings from poets, philosophers, and mystics to help guide us along the path of equanimity and loving kindness.
We will use Things that Join the Sea and the Sky: Field Notes for Living by poet and philosopher, Mark Nepo as our primary text in this group. These books are available for purchase at the Seton Cove.
Jan 21, 28 Feb 4, 11, 18 Mar 3, 10, 17 (T)
Pre-requisite: One class in the Core Curriculum
Patty Speier, DMin