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Nov20

Friday Reflections

Zoom Webinar

Join us every Friday morning from 10:00-10:30 for Friday Reflections with Peter Bolland as we go deeper to reveal the wisdom hidden just beneath the surface of our everyday lives. New themes, questions, and readings every week. $5 [This is the last Friday Reflections of the year. After a winter hiatus, we resume on February 5, 2021.]

Nov17

Buddha and Jesus: Alignment or Discord?

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Zoom Webinar

What happens when you set these two ancient wisdom teachers alongside one another? Let’s find out. By comparing their origin stories, the process of their transformation into Teachers, and the principles and practices of the paths they left for us, remarkable alignments arise as well as startling contrasts. Back before there was Buddhism and Christianity, who were Buddha and Jesus? Join us for this 90 minute webinar (60 minute presentation, 30 minute Q&A. $15 [This is the last webinar of the year. After a winter hiatus, Peter Bolland's webinars will resume in February 2021.]

Nov13

Friday Reflections

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Zoom Webinar

Join us every Friday morning from 10:00-10:30 for Friday Reflections with Peter Bolland as we go deeper to reveal the wisdom hidden just beneath the surface of our everyday lives. New themes, questions, and readings every week. $5

Nov10

Epictetus: From Slave to Stoic Philosopher

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Zoom Webinar

In the first century a Roman slave named Epictetus earned his freedom. Literate, well-read, and lame from torture, Epictetus rose from obscurity to fame, attracting many students to his philosophical discourses. Along with Marcus Aurelius and Seneca, Epictetus represents the best of the wisdom of Stoicism, a practical, down-to-earth philosophy of forbearance and fortitude in the face of fickle fortune. Join us for this 90 minute webinar, (60 minute presentation, 30 minute Q&A). $15

Nov6

Friday Reflections

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Zoom Webinar

Join me every Friday morning from 10:00-10:30 for a mindful gathering of reflection and refuge from the madness of the world. We sift through the world's wisdom traditions for insights that we can wield in the world to elevate our lives and the lives of those around us. $5

Oct30

Friday Reflections

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San Diego Oasis Zoom

Join me every Friday morning from 10:00-10:30 for a mindful gathering of reflection and refuge from the madness of the world. We sift through the world's wisdom traditions for insights that we can wield in the world to elevate our lives and the lives of those around us. $5

Oct27

Living Spiritually - Bringing the Sacred Home

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San Diego Zoom Webinar

o Why does the freedom and wellness of meditation, worship, yoga, and prayer dissipate when we return to the busyness of our ordinary lives? Why is spiritual insight so ephemeral? Why does the bliss of the weekend retreat drain away with each passing mile as we drive down the mountain? What can we do to root our spiritual practice more deeply in the midst of our everyday lives? Join Yoga Teacher and Marriage and Family Therapist Page Lauer and Professor of Philosophy Peter Bolland as they explore these and other questions in a one hour Zoom dialogue, followed by a 30 minute Q&A. $15

Oct16

Friday Reflections

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San Diego Oasis Zoom

Join me every Friday morning from 10:00-10:30 for a mindful gathering of reflection and refuge from the madness of the world. We sift through the world's wisdom traditions for insights that we can wield in the world to elevate our lives and the lives of those around us. $5

Oct13

What Are Creation Myths Really All About?

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San Diego Oasis Zoom Webinar

o All around the world ancient people told fantastical tales of the dawn of time and the creation of the universe. What questions were they trying to answer? “Who made the world, and how?” Or were they asking different questions – questions much closer to home, like, “What am I, and what is my place in the cosmos?” Using Joseph Campbell’s four functions of myth, we’ll closely read, analyze, and discuss the creation stories in both Genesis and the Mayan Popul Vuh, looking for insights not into the literal origin of the universe, but into the secrets of our own essential nature and nature of reality itself. 60 Zoom minute presentation, 30 minute Q&A. $15

Oct9

Friday Reflections

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San Diego Oasis Zoom

Join me every Friday morning from 10:00-10:30 for a mindful gathering of reflection and refuge from the madness of the world. We sift through the world's wisdom traditions for insights that we can wield in the world to elevate our lives and the lives of those around us. $5

Oct2

Friday Reflections

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San Diego Oasis Zoom

Join me every Friday morning from 10:00-10:30 for a mindful gathering of reflection and refuge from the madness of the world. We sift through the world's wisdom traditions for insights that we can wield in the world to elevate our lives and the lives of those around us. $5

Sep25

Friday Reflections

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San Diego Oasis Zoom

Join me every Friday morning from 10:00-10:30 for a mindful gathering of reflection and refuge from the madness of the world. We sift through the world's wisdom traditions for insights that we can wield in the world to elevate our lives and the lives of those around us. $5

Sep22

Marcus Aurelius - The Wisdom of Stoicism

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San Diego Oasis Zoom

When he wrote about his career challenges, the perils of fame, and the fleeting pleasures of life, Marcus Aurelius knew what he was talking about. Emperor of Rome, leader of legions of soldiers, and philosopher at heart, Marcus left behind for us his journal, one of the most beloved books in the Western canon. At the heart of Stoicism is this notion – that we control almost none of the circumstances of our lives, but we have absolute autonomy over our reactions to them. Like Buddhism in the east, Stoicism offers clear, down to earth, and straightforward guidance for how to navigate this challenging life. Join us for this 90 minute webinar (60 minute presentation, 30 minute Q&A) $15

Sep18

Friday Reflections

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San Diego Oasis Zoom

Join me every Friday morning from 10:00-10:30 for a mindful gathering of reflection and refuge from the madness of the world. We sift through the world's wisdom traditions for insights that we can wield in the world to elevate our lives and the lives of those around us. $5

Sep11

Friday Reflections

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San Diego Oasis Zoom

Join me every Friday morning from 10:00-10:30 for a mindful gathering of reflection and refuge from the madness of the world. We sift through the world's wisdom traditions for insights that we can wield in the world to elevate our lives and the lives of those around us. $5

Sep8

Daoism in the Modern Age - Following the Integral Way

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San Diego Oasis

Join us for this 90 minute Zoom webinar (60 minute presentation, 30 minute Q&A). The ancient Chinese wisdom tradition of Daoism has been challenging, informing, and illuminating truth-seekers for thousands of years. But the insights of Laozi and Zhuangzi come from another place and time – a rural, patriarchal, pre-industrial world with little resemblance to our own. Can the wisdom of these ancient sages still be relevant today? How can we adapt the teachings of the Daodejing and Zhuangzi to the problems of our modern lives? What’s surprising is how easily this is accomplished, and how rich and vivifying the results.

Unpacking Racism Through Dialogue: The Anti-Racism Project in Black and White

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Zoom Webinar

Hospitality executive Charles Jarvis joins Professor Peter Bolland for an open minded, open hearted dialogue on the state of racism in America today. Through personal stories, experiences, empathy, history, and humor, Jarvis and Bolland will draw out what’s working and what’s not working as they try to shine a light on the way forward. Join us for this important opportunity to be a part of open, honest, optimistic, and hopeful dialogue from both the Black and White perspective around one of America’s most pressing challenges – understanding and deflating racism in real and meaningful ways. This 90 minute Zoom webinar consists of a 60 minutes dialogue followed by a 30 minute Q&A. $15f

To register through the San Diego Oasis website click here: https://san-diego.oasiseverywhere.org/product/unpacking-racism-through-dialogue/ To register through The Unity Center website click here: https://theunitycenter.churchcenter.com/registrations/events/473174

Aug18

Letter From Birmingham Jail: MLK's Manifesto on Morality, Politics, and Social Justice

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Zoom Webinar

On April 12, 1963 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was arrested in Birmingham, Alabama. It wasn’t his first time in prison, and it wouldn’t be his last. In jail King penned one of the most important statements on morality, politics, and social justice ever written, known to us as “Letter from Birmingham Jail.” We’ll examine this pivotal moment in the American Civil Rights Movement from every angle, and study King’s subtle, powerful, and persuasive argument that non-violent civil disobedience, no matter how disruptive or inconvenient, was our moral obligation. His words have never been truer than they are today. Sixty minute presentation followed by a 30 minute Q&A. $15

To register through the San Diego Oasis website click here: https://san-diego.oasiseverywhere.org/product/letter-from-birmingham-jail-mlks-manifesto-on-morality-politics-and-social-justice/ To register through The Unity Center website click here: https://theunitycenter.churchcenter.com/registrations/events/473205

With everything on hold these days, our opportunities to gather are limited. But you can still join me every Friday morning at 10:00 A.M. PDT for a 30 minutes webinar called "Friday Reflections."