Leadership on the Bodhisattva Path: Integrating Power and Love
with Miki Kashtan and Oren J. Sofer
Sliding scale registration fee.
Details at Spirit Rock Meditation Center
Many of us are inspired by the image of the Bodhisattva — the one who vows to work for the relief and liberation of all sentient beings. What does it mean to follow in the footsteps of the Buddha, the first bodhisattva of our time, at a time of political extremism, environmental degradation, growing gaps between rich and poor nationally and globally, and unprecedented human violence?
We all want to improve personal and professional relationships; to develop stronger presence, greater compassion and better communication. We are beginning to realize, collectively, that individual well-being and fully thriving relationships and communities now require us to respond beyond our individual lives and step into active care for the whole. How do we show up to support ourselves and others in responding to these unprecedented times?
In this workshop, we bring together insights and practices from the Dharma, the later traditions of nonviolence such as Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr., and Nonviolent Communication to examine how we forge a path of courage, love, truth, and great humility and discipline that allows us to continue our personal practice while offering ourselves in service to the whole.