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InterPlay & Meditation Gathering on Being with Grief — Oct 26 & Oct 28

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Please join me for an evening of community, support, and healing where we will utilize movement, meditation, storytelling and more to dialogue with grief and give voice to that which is lost and that which is also being created anew.

Limited space is available. Please rsvp for the event here.

 

For a complete list of Lissa’s upcoming offerings, please visit here.

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Inviting in Hope

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& what if change, an inevitable occurrence and something that many fear or resist, was an entry point to hope?

Insight into change teaches us to embrace our experiences without clinging to them — to get the most out of them in the present moment by fully appreciating their intensity, in full knowledge that we will soon have to let them go to embrace whatever comes next.

Insight into change teaches us hope. Because change is built into the nature of things, nothing is inherently fixed, not even our own identity. No matter how bad the situation, anything is possible. We can do whatever we want to do, create whatever world we want to live in, and become whatever we want to be.

Thanissaro Bhikku

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Have I Loved Enough? by Zenju Earthlyn Manuel

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We don’t have to wait for death to approach to liberate ourselves from hatred. We can begin by asking ourselves, have I loved enough — within myself, within my house, beyond my doors, and into the world? Have I expressed the loving being that I am? Have I borne this love even when someone’s heart is closed to it? I am not advocating love or the way of tenderness as an answer to all the ills of the world. Then again it is just that simple: to be love. We need such love to continue to confront the truth of the prolonged mistreatment that oppression brings to the world.

Zenju Earthlyn Manuel in The Way of Tenderness

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above image by zach reiner.