Date & Time
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
New York Times best-selling author, Mark Nepo, has gathered stories of community from across cultures and history for over twelve years, with the aim of affirming that we are more together than alone. With the heart of a poet and the eye of a philosopher, Nepo will share from his new book, More Together than Alone: Discovering the Power and Spirit of Community in our Lives and in the World. He’ll lead us through a spirited mapping of how human beings find each other and work together. The focus of this evening workshop is to uncover the pathways that bring us together through readings, conversations, exercises, and inspiring stories of people coming together. The result is a profile of social experiments that inquire into the dynamics and flashpoints of relationship and community that arise from time to time out of how we’re inspired and forced to care for each other. While some moments of community were long-standing and multi-generational, others may have lasted a week or an hour.
In the transformation from the solitary to the communal, there’s a mysterious physics that each generation has to relearn regarding what is possible when we can work together. In each generation, we’re asked to discover, through love and suffering, that we are at heart the same. How do we come to this knowledge in our own lives, in our own families, in our own communities? What brings us together and what throws us apart? How do we inhabit what we have in common as well as what makes us unique in ways that deepen our daily practice of service and compassion? Mark Nepo invites you to join him in this conversation and celebration.
Note: Please being a journal to write in.
An Evening Lecture and Book Signing
Friday, October 26, 2018, 7:00 – 9:30 pm
Members $30/ Nonmembers $35
Saturday, October 27, 2018, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
The Power of Community to Heal Pathways that Bring Us Together
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New York Open Center
Mark Nepo, a poet, storyteller, and internationally renowned spiritual teacher, is the author of 14 audio projects and 19 books, including recent work, The Way The Way Under the Way: The Place of True Meeting (Sounds True, 2016) a new book of poetry, and The One Life We’re Given (Atria, 2016). As well as the best-selling The Book of Awakening, and such other works as: Seven Thousand Ways to Listen, The Exquisite Risk, and Reduced to Joy. His work has been translated into more than 20 languages.