Embodied Wisdom: The Self-Preservation of Activism

With Leslie Booker recorded on July 8, 2017.

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Yes, the world is on fire. And, how do we respond to the rage, anger, and fear that can engulf us? How do we utilize these emotions as catalysts that can move us into action that doesn’t burn us up and destroy us?

We investigate the Self-Preservation of Activism by feeling into our body wisdom to ignite social action that is generative and sustainable. Through the lens of the Buddha’s teaching on the Paramis (The 10 Perfections of the Heart) we will begin to know when we have moved away from our center, away from our dignity, and what we can do to come back to our body wisdom.

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