For the first time in its history, CEC is going virtual tonight! You can join us on zoom to sit together while far apart and explore meditative strategies for finding grounding amidst uncertainty. Erin Oke will guide the practice.
Erin: From haiku masters like Bashō to Sufi mystics Rumi and Hafez through Whitman and Eliot to modern day bards like Mary Oliver and David Whyte, poets have always been able to capture some elusive essence of contemplative practice. In tonight’s sit, we’ll use their language to guide our practice, noticing what their words inspire.
“This is the greatest moment of your life …and you’re missing it!” – Fight Club
Oliver: Day after day we move through our lives going about our usual routines. Often bored with the “same ‘ol, same ’ol”, we look forward to exciting future adventures without noticing the tiny miracles all around us. The strange and amazing is contained in each moment and we can tap into it!
Erin: The quest for insight can be a heady endeavour. Tonight we’ll take the practice out of our heads and see what the body has to teach us, asking our bodies “what are you trying to tell me?” and waiting patiently for answers.
Oliver: Knowledge can be given, insights are earned. But do they come exclusively from within us? How does the outside world help us find our own answers? Do we even know it’s happening? Tonight we explore the subtle relationship of our inner and outer worlds.