Nov 28 – Dec 2
(On Site and Zoom)
Monday – Friday 10 am – noon PST
Loosely based on Shantideva’s A Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life, this workshop will explore the possibility of living one’s life in a state of grace by accepting every moment with patience and tolerance. When we recognize that everything that presents itself in our life is conditioned by the past, we see our future is entirely dependent on how we are responding now. Such insight may provide us a state of freedom from desire, resistance, judgment, and disappointment, lending us the opportunity to live from inner peace and happiness with all that is, as it is.
Suffering is everybody’s spiritual teacher, but it depends on the complete identification with form. Can we live a life that is free from suffering no matter what happens? We will navigate a way to joy and happiness through patience and understanding with the help of Shantideva’s brilliant arguments, excerpts from the Tao Te Ching, Peter Russell, Tara Brach, Colin Tipping, Mabel Collins, Annie Besant and Geoffrey Hodson. Group discussions, short guided meditations, and gentle qi-gong exercises for quieting, focusing and harmonizing body and spirit will also be incorporated.
Single session $15 Series $70
Susan Johnson has been a member of the Theosophical Society since 1986 and facilitates the Santa Cruz Theosophical Study Center in California. She is the Krotona Institute of Theosophy’s new resident library manager. Susan is also a licensed acupuncturist who teaches a Taoist form of Traditional Chinese Medicine worldwide. She is most at home in nature and loves music, plants, animals, Japanese brush-painting, Feng-Shui and the study of comparative religion, especially from a Non-Dual perspective.