Practicing Peace in Times of War
A Four Week Course based upon the book by Pema Chödrön
Sundays from January 15 to February 5, 2017, 12:30-2:30
Eileen Fisher Headquarters, 2 Bridget Street, Irvington, NY 10533
Suggested Donation: $40
ABOUT THE COURSE
With war and violence flaring all over the world, many of us are left feeling vulnerable and utterly helpless. In this book Pema Chödrön draws on Buddhist teachings to explore the origins of aggression, hatred, and war, explaining that they lie nowhere but within our own hearts and minds. She goes on to explain that the way in which we as individuals respond to challenges in our everyday lives can either perpetuate a culture of violence or create a new culture of compassion.
"War and peace begin in the hearts of individuals," declares Pema Chödrön at the opening of this inspiring and accessible book. She goes on to offer practical techniques any of us can use to work for peace in our own lives, at the level of our habits of thought and action. It's never too late, she tells us, to look within and discover a new way of living and transform not only our personal lives but our whole world.
Topics include: the courage to wait, not biting the hook, changing our attitude toward pain, compassionate abiding, and positive insecurity.
Taught by Senior Teachers Jane Kolleeny and Gene Bobker.