Something Beyond Greatness - with authors Judy Rodgers and Gayatri Naraine
Thursday, January 14, 2010 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM (EST)
Silver Spring, United States
Judy Rodgers and Gayatri Naraine went on a worldwide search to understand what happens inside of people when they do something generous or heroic.
"An absolutely amazing book! A transcendent blending and integrating of science and faith yields an inspiring awareness of our power to creat greatness through supernal service." - Stephen R. Covery, author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and The 8th Habit: From Effectiveness to Greatness
The Meditation Museum honors the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr., with a special evening of conversation with Judy Rodgers and Gayatri Naraine, authors of the timely and thought provoking new book Something Beyond Greatness, Conversations with a Man of Science and a Woman of God. The authors will discuss their book and lead an exploration into what is at the heart of greatness and how we might bring that greatness into ourselves and our communities.
About the Book
In their worldwide search for extraordinary figures that fit the criteria for 'something beyond greatness,' authors Judy Rogers and Gayatri Naraine humbly discovered that the quality of greatness is not the exclusive province of those recognized publicly for their deeds. While all of us acknowledge the noble characteristics shared by people such as Gandhi, Mother Teresa, and Martin Luther King Jr., what Rogers and Naraine found is that those same qualities of greatness can be found in those living ordinary lives. For insights into the deeper mean of what they were finding, Rogers and Naraine turned to a woman of God and a man of science--Dadi Janki and Humberto Maturana, both world-renowned in their respective practices. Their wisdom reveals that we are all capable of seeing with love and acting from the heart—two essential qualities of those who accomplish the selfless deeds that transform the world for the better.
On Martin Luther King, Jr.
“Years after the civil rights movement of the sixties had reached a momentum and power in the United States no one would have dreamed possible, Martin Luther King, Jr. talked not about determination of his youth, but about being moved along his life path by something greater than himself. He said, ‘I do remember moments that I have been awakened; … times that I have been carried out of myself by something greater than myself and to that something I gave myself.’” - Something Beyond Greatness, Conversations with a Man of Science & a Women of God
When & Where
PARKING AND PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION
There is a large garage with metered parking (free on weekends and after 7:00PM on weekdays) one block away on Bonifant street on the same side of Georgia Avenue as the Museum. The garage address is Bonifant-Dixon (Garage 5/55), 1101 Bonifant St, Silver Spring, MD 20910.
PLEASE NOTE: Do not park in the Pyramid Atlantic Parking lot next door to the Museum. If you park there your car may be towed. This is a private lot for Pyramid Atlantic customers only.
The Meditation Museum is an easy 10 minute walk from the Silver Spring Metro Station on the Red Line.
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