2024 Programs – Non-Members

2024 Programs

January

The Wisdom of Saying No:
Restraint is not Repression

Guest Interview with
Perry Garfinkel

Learning to say no to ourselves and others is necessary to self-realization at times, contrary to what we’re taught in a more-is-more culture.

February

The Golden Shadow:
Treasures in the Dark

Guest Interview with
Sophie Strand

When you pull back the curtains of fear and denial, it becomes possible to claim the powers, aptitudes, dreams, and aspirations you keep hidden in the dark.

March

Strong at the Broken Places:
Cultivating an Abiding Gratitude

Guest Interview TBA

Thankfulness is key to a resilient spirit, the grateful willingness to participate fully in existence even when life becomes difficult.

April

Into the Mystic:
Remembering Your Source

Guest Interview TBA

Worldly life prompts a harmful amnesia concerning spiritual reality, causing an untold amount of suffering, delusion, and fear.

May

Origins and Archetypes:
Locating the Self in Time

Guest Interview TBA

Each person is linked physically to the Family of Man that dates back to the dawn of time. What we call the ‘self’ is unique and connected, embodied and symbolic, a creation in the flow of time.

June

The Power of Play:
Understanding Homo Ludens

Guest Interview TBA

Humans are mammals that use play – to relax, cooperate, let off steam - as part of our survival repertoire. When we stop playing, we interrupt a necessary and natural system of self-regulation.

July

Truth or Consequences:
The Costs of Deception

Guest Interview TBA

Philosophy centers on the love of truth, and the emancipating force of authenticity. Betraying our need for truthfulness can cause soul sickness and demoralization that block awakening.

August

Eros and Thanatos:
Longing, Risk, & Letting Go

Guest Interview TBA

There is a sacred relationship between desire and death, an ongoing tension between eros and letting go that shapes our choices more than we may realize.

September

The Trauma of Everyday Life:
Meeting Existence on Its Own Terms

Guest Interview TBA

To be alive is to experience trauma, from a child’s birth through its agonizing growth. Understanding this helps to normalize pain and helps to shift our trauma narratives.

October

Choosing Happiness:
Leaving the Victim Behind

Guest Interview TBA

Well-being remains beyond our reach so long as the victim role is in play. By dropping the victimized-narrative, we lay claim to our essential freedom.

November

Memento Mori:
How Impermanence Awakens Us

Guest Interview TBA

The time-honored practice of remembering mortality enriches life immeasurably; when you practice living each day as if it were your last, you accelerate the process of self-realization.

December

The God of Small Things:
Finding Sacredness Wherever You Look

Guest Interview TBA

When you look at the world through enlightened eyes, you recognize sacredness all around you, and transform the quality of everyday life.