Truth, Beauty, Power: Finding Refuge in the (Sh*t)storm
The only thing we know for sure is that we don't know what will happen next. Our nervous systems aren't really trying to hear that, though. While groundlessness is our ultimate reality, it doesn't offer much in the way of shelter when the world is quite literally on fire. If this year has taught us anything, it's that we need places of refuge in ourselves and in the world where we can touch truth, enjoy beauty, and access the power that will sustain us in showing all the way up for liberation. Come reflect on the Buddha's teachings and build your shelter in the (sh*t)storm.
Kate Johnson is a meditation teacher, facilitator and writer based in Philadelphia. She teaches classes and retreats on mindfulness, creativity, and social change in museums, universities, and meditation retreat centers all around. A lifelong dancer turned systems change nerd, Kate also trained hundreds of business and nonprofit leaders to use embodied awareness practices that support resilience, spark innovation, shift culture and inform organizational transformation.
Kate just finished a book called Radical Friendship: Seven Ways to Love Yourself and Find Your People in an Unjust World (September 2021 - Shambhala Publications).