The Perennial Philosophy
For the past several months I have been offering a teaching that I call “Living the Beautiful Questions.” This teaching is based on the “perennial philosophy,” a term that describes the precepts and teachings that are common to all wisdom traditions. Yes, there are many ideas that ALL great spiritual teachers, great religions, great philosophies have in common. Seems we would be well-served to pay attention to these ideas. In this intensive, two-day workshop, we will identify many of these “core concepts” that most of the wisdom traditions embrace. If you have read the Bible, the Koran, the Torah, the Bhagavad-Gita, the Upanishads, or any of the work of Eckhart Tolle (The Power of Now), Marianne Williamson (A Return to Love, or A Course in Miracles), Gangi (I am That or Diamond in Your Pocket), Ken Wilber (Grace and Grit), Andrew Cohen (Evolutionary Consciousness), Michael Brown (The Presence Process), or Sarah Susanka (The Not so Big Life), you will be familiar with some of the core work that will guide me as I lead us in the discussion and exercises. We will deal with big ideas:
consciousness presence integral theory identity gratitude resistance and letting go acceptance of what is essential self fear/love judgment happiness/contentment and of course, living life creatively.
And there’s more: In addition to learning these concepts and how they affect our twenty-first century mindset, we will examine some of the advice and practices that have grown out of these core concepts. You’ll practice ways to drop resistance. You’ll come to see your own shadow side more clearly. You’ll understand the confusion that has kept most of us in a frustrated state of blaming and judging others, and thus derailing our own personal growth. And you’ll come to see that we all have only one problem.
In essence, you’ll get closer and closer to living your life with freedom and equanimity, instead of guilt, shame, fear, or frustration. If we work well together, we’ll all become more aware who we really are, and what is truly possible for each one of us.
I’m thrilled about this work, and I want to share it with you, too. In the past year, I’ve presented this teaching in 5 two-hour sessions spread out over two months. This coming June and July, I’m going to offer the work in a two-day intensive session over a Saturday and a Sunday (9 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.) The May sessions are filled, but four weekends are available in June and July, and I would be honored to share this approach to living happily and productively in this “one wild and precious life” we’ve been given.
If you find yourself stuck with a problem, or stymied in a life goal, or hindered in relating to people the way you want to, this intensive workshop might just offer a new lens through which to view your world and the ways you respond to that world. Check out the dates below, and if you have the time and the interested to take a deep dive with me, a dive that I promise will lead to a greater degree of awareness, clarity, and joy in your life, let me know and I’ll put you on the reserved list.
June 10-11 (9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.) June 24-25 (9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.) July 8-9 (9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.) July 22-23 (9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.)
The fee for this two-day workshop is $195. Contact me here to register for one of the weekends.
Call me or email with any questions or concerns you may have. You’ll know if this is the right experience for you. Listen to your heart. You’ll know.
I wish you well, always and always.
much love, Lezlie