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Relational Dharma

With Nicola Redfern recorded on October 23, 2022.

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What does the Dharma have to say about how we relate: to ourselves, to each other and to the environment? How might we touch in to the energizing potential of waking up together? This session will draw from the inherently relational practices of both the Zen koan tradition and Insight Dialogue to consider ways that inspire fresh understanding and creative, collaborative approaches to the path of practice and to the many crises we are currently facing.

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