July Eliot 2018 "Buddhist Practices for Resilience and Renewal" with Rev. Florence Caplow

Saturday, July 14, 2018 at 02:30 PM
Saturday, July 21, 2018 at 12:00 PM

So many of us are struggling to find our feet, our ground, and our way in these challenging times. Many of us are working hard to defend what we believe in, sometimes in the face of overwhelming opposition. How do we maintain our courage and resilience for the long road, whether for justice or in our daily lives?

The ancient Buddhist practices and teachings of awareness, loving kindness, compassion for oneself and others, interdependence, stability of mind, and opening the heart can give us a strong foundation in the midst of craziness. We will also explore practices of deep listening, presence in the natural world, and the cultivation of joy.

Rev. Florence Caplow is a UU minister, Zen priest, writer, editor, kayaker and hiker, feminist, climate justice activist, and former conservation biologist. She is passionate about sharing her 30 years of training in contemplative practices with those trying to make a difference in the world. She has edited two books: The Hidden Lamp: Stories from Twenty Five Centuries of Awakened Women, and Wildbranch: An Anthology of Nature, Environmental, and Place-Based Writing. Her essays can be found in Tricycle, Nature Conservancy News, Terrain, and other national publications, as well as on her blog: Slipping Glimpser: Zen Wanderings and Wonderings.