Activities

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August 7. The Benefit of Good Company on the Spiritual Path

One of the many benefits of engaging the spiritual path is the benefit of keeping reliable good company. Good company is that which we experience with those companions along the way who are by the very nature of their vision, commitment, practice, enduring love and personal sacrifice, a beacon of light in a world which often appears to be a dark and gloomy place. This talk will explore the value of living a commitment to self-honesty, higher purpose and a life of service, kindness, generosity and compassion to others.
Speaker: Tom Lennon, Ph.D., is a cultural resource consultant with a deep interest in environmental conflict resolution. He has been involved in numerous projects and in leading groups with the intention of supporting the spiritual process in others.

Previous talks in this series:
July 24, 2021. Love and Longing: May the Heat of Suffering Become the Fire of Love
July 10, 2021. Understanding the Persistence of "Sleep" (Unconsciousness).
June 26, 2021. Sun. Moon. Tantra: Navigating the Ocean of Chaos and Coherence.
June 12, 2021. A Deeper Yoga: Moving Beyond Image to Wholeness and Freedom.
May 29, 2021. Faith: How Necessary is It on the Spiritual Path?
May 15, 2021. Contemplating Continuity — A Conversation with Spiritual Friends.
May 01, 2021. Good Enough is Good Enough: Discerning What is Wanted and Needed.
April 17, 2021. Creative Life: The Art of Getting Out of Our Own Way.
April 3, 2021. To Build Castles on Sand.
March 20, 2021. Spiritual Warriorship and the Undefended Life.
March 6, 2021. Everything is Food: A Gourmet’s Guide to the Spiritual Path.
February 20, 2021. Having a Spiritual Aim.
January 23, 2021. Building Resilience and Inner Strength on the Path. February 6, 2021. The Alchemy of Being Willing to Suffer for Love.
January 9, 2021. Learning to Live with Reality: Ring Out the Old, Ring in the New.
December 12, 2020. Home for the Holidays: Remembering the Spiritual Path in the Midst of a Pandemic.
November 28, 2020. We Have Nothing to Fear but Fear Itself: Questioning the Root of All of Our Fears.
November 14, 2020. Love What You Do Not Love: The Doorway to Ever Present Peace.
October 31, 2020. The Alchemy of Grief and Love.
October 17, 2020. Being with Reality in Wild, Wild Times.
October 3, 2020. Not What “Should Be,” But “What Is.”
September 19, 2020. Exploring the Depth of Spiritual Tradition: A Panel Discussion.
September 5, 2020. Maintaining Presence in the Midst of Chaos.
August 22, 2020. Path without Goal: Misconceptions about Enlightenment.
August 8, 2020. My Body is a Temple: Creating a Life of Practice.
July 25, 2020. Cultivating the View that Everything is in Transit: A Consideration of Death in the Spiritual Traditions.
July 11, 2020. There is a Crack in Everything—That’s How the Light Gets In: The Myth of Self-Perfection.
June 27, 2020. What's Love? and What's Love Got to Do With It? The Eternal Questions and the Easy Misunderstandings.
June 13, 2020. Contemplation: Awareness and Presence in Ordinary Life.
May 30, 2020. Deepening Compassion in Times of Uncertainty, Groundlessness, and Fear.
May 16, 2020. The Transformative Power of Guarding One's Speech.
May 2, 2020. You Can’t Change What Is But You Can Learn to Like It.

Other activities to be announced.