Weekly Email 11/2/20

Greetings Friends,

We wanted to send a specific email to you that highlights the many practice opportunities this week and next. There is a different antidote for every need. It is our hope that we all find something supportive as we collectively anticipate and receive each moment of this election. Please peruse the details carefully as you attune to what will bring balance to you now.  It is ours to balance wise and compassionate action with space to cultivate wise and compassionate presence. May we remember that our collective goodness depends on both.

Warmly,

Shelly Graf
Associate Director

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 3rd
SHELLY GRAF and PATRICE KOELSCH will lead the Dharma Among Us program as an Election Night Resource, 7:00-8:30pm. Inspired by the teaching of Ruth King and Joanna Macy, we bring tenderness to turmoil. Zoom link here.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 4th
SHELLY GRAF will lead the Wednesday evening Weekly Practice Group as usual, 7:30-9:00pm.Tonight we will explore the power of refuge in these intense times. Zoom link here. Feel free to join early for virtual Tea Time, 7:00-7:20pm, for some time to connect with others over Zoom before the program.

THURSDAY,NOVEMBER 5th
WYNN FRICKE and MARK NUNBERG will offer a program on Thursday afternoon, Post-Election Pause: A time to connect and clarify our intentions, 4:00-5:30pm. Registration here.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 5th
Common Ground and Clouds in Water Zen Center will be offering a seven-month study of Resmaa Menakem’s transformational book, My Grandmother’s Hands, from Nov 12 – May 13. You can read more about the program and register here. This Thursday evening,  7:00-8:30pm, there will be an introductory preview session for folks who might be interested but want more information about the commitment and expectations. We invite anyone interested in this program to join the introductory gathering with this Zoom link. Feel free to attend and decide after the introductory gathering whether this commitment makes sense for you.

FRIDAY/SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 6th and 7th
SHELLY GRAF and MARK NUNBERG will be offering a Two-Day Zoom Retreat. There is still plenty of space. Read more here.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 8th
From 4:00-6:00pm there will be a Zoom meeting called Twin Cities Buddhist Response to Election Unrest. Join other members of Twin Cities Buddhist communities to continue the discussion of our on-going non-violent response to post-election events and to support our shared commitment to non-harming. All are welcome. Zoom link here.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 10TH
Next Tuesday, 7:00-8:30pm, JASON SOLE, a criminal justice educator and past president of the Minneapolis NAACP will be leading a program entitled Actions Speak Louder Than Words: How Do You Bring Your Values to the Work of Racial Justice? More info and registration here.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14th
Next Saturday, we will host our next Living the Practice Workshop: Othering and Belongingwith MARK NUNBERG, SHELLY GRAF, SCOTTIE HALL, and CECILIA RAMON, from 9:30am-4:00pm over Zoom. Registration here.

Please note that all times listed are in Central time. For complete, up-to-date program information, visit the online calendar.

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