Date & Time
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
“No one person can wrestle from the Earth the song of how we can survive together, and no one voice can sing that chorus. We need each other now more than ever.” —Mark Nepo
Renowned spiritual teacher Mark Nepo has that rare gift of intuiting the essential questions that get to the root of human existence and experience. In this workshop, based on his eye-opening new book, More Together Than Alone: Discovering the Power and Spirit of Community in Our Lives and in the World, he will lead us on a journey to the heart of who we are as he explores the power of community and why it’s so essential in our lives, now more than ever.
During this workshop, Mark will draw from historical events, spiritual thought leaders, and the natural world to demonstrate how community creates a light in the darkest of times and has enabled mankind to achieve our greatest accomplishments. Mark will share through conversation, writing exercises, meditations and inspiring stories ways to deepen our understanding of ourselves and our ability to relate to each other with openness, authenticity, courage, and compassion. He will offer thought-provoking questions, practical takeaways, and a roadmap for those seeking a sense of community, connection, and hope in these turbulent times. Only by inhabiting a stronger sense of togetherness in our lives and in the world, can we achieve our highest potential—as individuals and as communities.
Themes Mark will explore include heartwork; the practice of being useful and kind in the world; how to break away from living in fear and scarcity; how to mitigate the storm and accept others as they are without demonizing, criminalizing or persecuting others for thinking differently than us; and learning how to right-size the patterns of inherited behaviors that we struggle with and which hold us back.
Please bring a journal.
A One-Day Workshop
Saturday, October 27, 2018, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Members $125/ Nonmembers $145
Friday, October 26, 2018, 7:00 – 9:30 pm
More Together Than Alone: Discovering the Power & Spirit of Community
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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.