"There is a goodness, a Wisdom that arises, sometimes gracefully, sometimes gently, sometimes awkwardly, sometimes fiercely, but it will arise to save us if we let it, and it arises from within us, like the force that drives green shoots to break the winter ground, it will arise and drive us into a great blossoming like a pear tree, into flowering , into fragrance, fruit, and song...into that part of ourselves that can never be defiled, defeated, or destroyed, but that comes back to life, time and time again, that lives-always-that does not die."
- China Galland, The Bond Between Women
Wisdom at Work Summer Learning Lab 2012
EXPLORING THE SEAMLESS INTEGRATION
OF OUR INNER WORK AND OUR WORK IN THE WORLD
An Intensive Introduction to and Immersion in the
Essential Guiding Principles and Practices of
Joel and Michelle Levey's Wisdom Teachings
August 16-19, 2012, Seattle
We are scheduling this program just prior to our 5-day retreat on Orcas Island - August 21-26. This timing will provide interested participants with the option of extending the Learning Lab into the Retreat for additional deepening, reflection, practice, and integration.
We have posted a complete description of this program along with some heartwarming photos from at: http://www.wisdomatwork.com/WisdomAtWork/LearningLab2012.html
with Michelle and Joel Levey
Thriving with All Our Relations:
Meditation, Nature, and Community
August 21-26, 2012
Indralaya, Orcas Island in the San Juan Islands, Washington, USA
This retreat will focus on the synergy of meditation, nature, and community as pathways to the practice of deep relationship, creative generativity, and regeneration. Weaving inspirations from many traditions and teachers of the Dharma, Joel & Michelle Levey will guide us in a variety of treasured and time-honored practices for cultivating mindful awareness and deepening the loving-kindness, compassion, insight, and creativity we bring to life. This week offers a special opportunity to establish a personal practice of meditation; a practice that integrates into daily life and work; deepens your sense of connection and interrelationship with your world; and increases your capacity to be resilient and thrive in these challenging times.
Guided by experienced teachers, infused by the beauty of Orcas Island's holy book of nature, and supported by the company of kindred spirits, this retreat offers a rare blend of wisdom teachings, meditations, heartfelt silence, opportunities for group dialogue and deep reflections. Come prepared to joyfully discover the miraculous in every moment as you open your heart and mind to encounter reality as it truly is, and behold the true nature and potentials of yourself and All your Relations."
October 26-28 at Mount Madonna Center near Santa Cruz, CA
Meditation and Medicine:
Exploring the Vital Role of Contemplative Disciplines
in MindBody Medicine & the Healing Arts
with Joel & Michelle Levey
This program distills essential insights from decades of research and experience developed in teaching Meditation and Medicine programs to thousands of physicians, faculty, nurses, students, and other health caring professionals around the globe. Drawing inspiration from diverse contemplative traditions, participants will explore practices from five categories of meditation - Concentration, Mindfulness, Reflective, Creative, and Heart-Centered - each of which have profoundly practical benefits for both clinicians and patients. Understanding a variety of practices that are easy to learn and teach helps to expand the range of options of what to recommend to patients, and also provides clinicians with a wealth of material and insights to improve their own self-care, well-being, clinical performance, and interpersonal relationships while actively engaged in helping others.
Washington D.C. Area
Oct. 14, 2012
Workshop for the Celebration Center for Spiritual Living
October 15, 2012 at the American Society for Anesthesiology
Managing Stress and Burnout for Anesthesia Professionals:
Exploring the Methods of Essential Mind-Fitness Techniques
Developing Resilience at Work
Professional Issues (PI) track
With Leveys and Dr. Kenneth J. Sapire,
at Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC.
Heartfelt thanks for your generous donations and support
to help us offer and sustain the "Thought for the Day."
Joel & Michelle Levey
PO Box 1298
Kapaau, HI 96755
If you would like to make a larger, tax-deductible donation
please make your check payable to:
Compassionate Action Network
and mark the Memo on the check to read: "for LAMP " (Leveys Awakening Mind Project)
May your generous spirit contribute to the happiness of all beings )))
Nurture yourself with a Hawaii vacation,
or, work remotely from Paradise...
Are you looking for a life-affirming winter vacation immersed in the beauty
of nature and the warm embrace of Hawaii?
Visit the Leveys' Sanctuary on the Big Island of Hawaii with family and friends.
A zone of peace, beauty, and harmony
perfect for deep reflection, adventure, and renewal!
See - http://KohalaSanctuary.com
Contact us for details.
For more information on our special programs for leaders, teams, organizations, and communities, contact:Dr. Joel & Michelle Levey