Those who wake are the students.
Those who stay awake are the teachers.
How we take turns.
Based on favorite teachings drawn from Mark Nepo’s twenty-two books, this session of talks and workshops is intended to explore our unavoidable fall into life, our embodied journey in being a spirit in the world, and how finding depth of meaning is the soul’s way of coming alive in the world. In these sessions, you will explore the practice of being human as an applied art of spirit while unfolding the dynamics we all encounter in our struggles to enliven and inhabit a full life.
During these sessions, we will open a heart space through which you can better understand your own relationship to how rare it is to be here and how precious, real, and raw our tether to this life and each other is.
When we can open our hearts and work with what we’re given, loving what’s before us, life stays possible. Then, through effort and grace, we do what we can with what we have. And when exhausted by all that’s in the way, we’re faced with the chance to accept and love what’s left, which is everything. This is how we discover that Heaven is on Earth.
It is recommended to bring a journal for note taking.
Offered as 3 satsangs and 3 workshops (subject to change)
With over a million copies sold, Mark Nepo has moved and inspired readers and seekers all over the world with his #1 New York Times bestseller The Book of Awakening. Beloved as a poet, teacher, and storyteller, Mark has been called “one of the finest spiritual guides of our time,” “a consummate storyteller,” and “an eloquent spiritual teacher.” His work is widely accessible and used by many and his books have been translated into more than twenty languages. A bestselling author, he has published twenty-two books and recorded fifteen audio projects. In 2015, he was given a Life-Achievement Award by AgeNation. In 2016, he was named by Watkins: Mind Body Spirit as one of the 100 Most Spiritually Influential Living People, and was also chosen as one of OWN’s SuperSoul 100, a group of inspired leaders using their gifts and voices to elevate humanity.
Mark devotes his writing and teaching to the journey of inner transformation and the life of relationship. He continues to offer readings, lectures, and retreats.