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Saturday Night Talk Series: Online for 2020 via Zoom. Contact us for information about how to attend the bi-weekly talks which start at 7:00 p.m. PDT.

November 28. We Have Nothing to Fear but Fear Itself: Questioning the Root of All of Our Fears
If we accept fear in the moment, as it is, then something else can arise in the next moment. But what are our fears really about? More than just using positive thinking to alleviate our fears, or being distracted by every small fear that arises, being on a spiritual path means being willing to look into the place where all of our fears come from.
Matthew Files has facilitated spiritual groups that support people to look deeper into their process, formulate their own questions, and become responsible for their choices.

December 12. Home for the Holidays: Remembering the Spiritual Path in the Midst of a Pandemic
While we may have considered that there is an individual and cultural overlay to the way we perceive reality, our experience of the holidays has a unique quality and flavor. How do we interface with this overlay and appreciate the relative aspect of the season in a more conscious way—even during a pandemic? And then there are family dynamics which can arouse early childhood feelings, longings, and perhaps wounds.
Elise Erro (e.e.) has been dedicated to spiritual unfoldment for over forty years, following the thread of her life into a deep consideration of several traditions. She has been committed to the expression of service and spiritual principles through theater, support for the dying, and being a superb chocolatier.

Previous talks in this series:
May 2. You Can’t Change What Is But You Can Learn to Like It
May 16. The Transformative Power of Guarding One's Speech
May 30. Deepening Compassion in Times of Uncertainty, Groundlessness, and Fear
June 13. Contemplation: Awareness and Presence in Ordinary Life
June 27. What's Love? and What's Love Got to Do With It? The Eternal Questions and the Easy Misunderstandings.
July 11. There is a Crack in Everything—That’s How the Light Gets In: The Myth of Self-Perfection.
July 25. Cultivating the View that Everything is in Transit: A Consideration of Death in the Spiritual Traditions.
August 8. My Body is a Temple: Creating a Life of Practice.
August 22. Path without Goal: Misconceptions about Enlightenment.
September 5. Maintaining Presence in the Midst of Chaos.
September 19. Exploring the Depth of Spiritual Tradition: A Panel Discussion.
October 3. Not What “Should Be,” But “What Is.”
October 17. Being with Reality in Wild, Wild Times
October 31. The Alchemy of Grief and Love
November 14. Love What You Do Not Love: The Doorway to Ever Present Peace

Other activities to be announced.