“Now is the time we have been practicing for!” - A Piedmont Yoga's Yoga in...
“Now is the time we have been practicing for!”* - A Piedmont Yoga's Yoga in Action Series Workshop
Date: Sunday Dec 11, 5-8pm
Location: Oakland Yoga Studio
Donation based, any amount gratefully received
Practice and discussion facilitated by Sabrina Strings and Zubin Shroff
As we begin to settle after what many saw as a shocking election result, how surprised do we still feel? Pausing to let clarity slowly return, what are the opportunities to put our practice into action?
Join us to discuss the opportunity of this moment and connect to the power of our practice and community, so clearly expressed by one of our great Bay Area teachers, Zenju Earthly Manuel:
“Today, after the 2016 elections in the U.S., we are living out the example of what happens when what goes unacknowledged surfaces and it feels like a new reality but you know in your heart it is not. To suffer based on expectations is to live haunted and hunted. But we are fortunate. There could be no other answer to our meditation and prayers in dissolving hatred than to be placed front and center with it and be exposed. When a shift in a system has
occurred, especially one that causes fear and discomfort, it allows for something strikingly different to appear, furthering our evolution as people. We can only know where we are going when we get there.
Many of us have been practicing Buddha’s teachings or walking a spiritual journey forever and preparing for every moment of our existence. We are ready and have been waiting for this time. Our rage, pain, and anger are to be exposed if only for us to transform and mature with it. In Buddhist practice we say congratulations because now is the time we have been practicing for. No more just practicing the dance. We must now dance. And this is not a dress rehearsal.”
*Zenju Earthly Manuel
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