Jude: Mandalas (geometric, symmetrical art) appear in cultures all over the world. They are said to represent the Universe, or the Self, of possibly both (maybe they’re sort of the same thing?). Come explore a somewhat traditional practice of meditating on a mandala, and stick around for a slightly less traditional practice of drawing our own personal mandalas, representing the qualities we want to cultivate in ourselves.
Avi: Whether you believe it is a magical tool or see it as an art form that helps us engage our visual intuition, Tarot cards have an almost uncanny ability spark the imagination. In this week’s meditation, we’ll meditate with a mysterious visual symbol to focus our attention and prime our deeper mind for a creative eruption.
Steph:“The moment of surrender is not when life is over. It is when life finally begins.” ~ Marianne Williamson
In part 1 we will take all that we have learned this month on surrender and proceed to sit with the simplest of instructions. Can we let go of expectations and detailed direction, and trust our own inner teacher to guide us through? Take a big breath and a leap of faith with us on this last sit of the month.
Erin:Rumi wrote “This being human is a guest house/ Every morning a new arrival/ A joy, a depression, a meanness/ some momentary awareness comes/ As an unexpected visitor/ Welcome and entertain them all!”. For tonight’s meditation, we’ll take his exhortation and open the doors wide to our own guest houses, aiming to accept all the wonderful weirdos who show up looking for refuge.