with Shahara Godfrey, Kimi Mojica, Jamilah Bradshaw, Jenn Biehn, Kevin Martin, Joan Lohman, and DeNNiS SOmeRa
With social distancing as our recent norm, we invite East Bay Meditation Center practitioners to experience the connection of a virtual community-building/peacemaking circle. The talking circle is an indigenous tradition that is both ceremony and council. In circle, all things are connected, no one is held in a position of prominence, and we function as equals while honoring our differences. The circle is strong enough to hold joy, pain, anger, quiet, paradox, or the anxiety and hope of this uncertain time. (Kay Pranis).
During this two-hour online experience, we will attend to our needs and values, engage in deep listening, and bear witness to the wisdom that emerges as we take refuge in the Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha.
We will adapt the “circle” for online dynamics and include small group sharing to invite intimacy and vulnerability as we listen deeply to one another in this uncertain planetary moment.
Space is limited and registration is required.