Come join us on a journey to co-create and develop a Spiritual Mentorship program. We are seeking to rekindle the sacred role of mentorship and menteeship in order to invite a dialogue around:
1) Sustaining spiritual practice, so that we see more clearly how our spiritual practice supports our daily living practice.
2) How spiritual practice may support our aspirations for “right livelihood.”
“To practice Right Livelihood -samyag ajiva- you have to find a way to earn your living without transgressing your ideals of love and compassion. The way you support yourself can be an expression of your deepest self, or it can be a source of suffering for you and others … Our vocation can nourish our understanding and compassion, or erode them. We should be awake to the consequences, far and near, of the way we earn our living.” (The Heart of the Buddha’s Teaching [Parallax Press, 1998], p. 104)
3) In light of the present day socio-cultural-environmental justice issues in our nation and across the world, what connections could be made with Thich Nhat Hanh’s School of Youth for Social Service (SYSS). The SYSS being at the heart of the history of Thay’s work. What relevance does this body of work have for us now?
4) Is this a project that can serve as a vehicle for next generation leaders in our spiritual community?
These are our initial ideas of direction for our Mentorship Program. We welcome your participation so that such a program can be reflexive and relevant to your needs and hopes.