Cultural Identity Contemplations
Thursday, February 13 from 4–5:30pm
MECA, Porteous, Joanne Waxman Library, Second floor
Free and open to the public
This workshop centers on the integration of mindfulness meditation and socially-engaged spiritual practice and will include brief meditation, a short talk, some experiential exercises, and group discussion. This offering focuses on how we engage the present moment experience with collective willingness, genuineness, and integrity with our personal and social values. We will have the opportunity to engage in group practice or “social meditation” to more fully explore that kind of connection and understanding in relationships, particularly when it comes to social-cultural identity: How do I see others and how am I seen? What are the personal, emotional, and societal obstacles to authentic relationships with those different from myself? How can we use the practices of mindfulness and contemplation to realize more gentleness, openness, awareness, and honesty, even with the most unfamiliar, misunderstood, or difficult people in our lives?
This event is part of Resilience Week at MECA (February 7–14, 2020). View the event schedule and details here.