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"In truth we are always present; we only imagine ourselves to be in one place or another."
—Howard Cohn

Dharma of Now - Healing the Wounds of Sexism
Anna Douglas, Kate Munding
Thursday, April 20, 7:15pm - 9:15pm
Community Meditation Center
Sliding Scale $0 - $30. Code 13DN17.
Registration not required - just come

Overview
Join us on Thursday nights as we come together as a community to hold our experiences around current national and world events with compassion and to support one another during this moment of extraordinary change and uncertainty. This time of refuge together includes practices, teachings and discussions that nurture our internal life in support of external service. Each weekly gathering focuses on an issue of particular concern to the community and the world, with the intention of understanding how to respond from the wisdom of the Dharma.

This week
Many women have at times found themselves in situations where men in positions of power have emotionally, verbally or sexually abused them or other women in their orbit. For many women, the fact of electing a man who has a history of sexual abuse to the highest office in the land, is a trigger for re-experiencing past wounding. Women rarely speak freely about such experiences. We easily become shackled by shame, fear, and a search for safety. But it is possible in a dharma setting to look more compassionately and wisely at such experiences and get “unstuck.” It begins with recognizing our reactivity. It continues with a process of healing - to reclaim our basic goodness as well as our courage to stand up for ourselves and others who are similarly oppressed. This process of healing and transformation is aided by the compassionate sangha of women and their male allies. Please join us.

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