Strong enough to love the world, empty enough to sit with horrors

Compassion hurts…
When you feel connected to everything, you also feel responsible for everything. And you cannot turn away. Your destiny is bound with the destinies of others. You must either learn to carry the Universe or be crushed by it. You must grow strong enough to love the world, yet empty enough to sit down at the same table with its worst horrors.
— Andrew Boyd

Hi everyone,

How do we find balance between holding a compassionate stance in this world, while making sure we are included within it?

I pose that question right before mentioning two items from the Living Ubuntu calendar this week.

In April, for Genocide Awareness and Prevention Month, we will feature, “Remembering the Past toward Healing our Future – A six event commemorative film series featuring the stories of survivors and their children”. These six events will all take place during weekday evenings in April and our host campuses include:

  • Soka University
  • Concordia University
  • Golden West College
  • UC Irvine
  • Cal State University Long Beach
  • Chapman University

This has been and continues to be a large under-taking;)
We have made great progress, and simply put, we would love to have you join us in this final stage of event planning and marketing. So, our planning meeting is tomorrow, Thursday January 16 at 6:30p in Newport Beach. All details are below. Come join us!

Then, join us on Sunday, January 19, 3p-5p, for the first session of, In a Gentle Way You Can Shake Your WorldIntroduction to Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercises (TRE), a six-session small group weekly series. (Space is very limited. If you want to come, be in touch ASAP.)

Warmly,

Barbara English, LMFT
Founder & Executive Director, Living Ubuntu
livingubuntu.org

(949) 891-2005

[Ubuntu] n. Every human being truly becomes a human by means of relationships with other human beings.

::: JANUARY EVENTS :::

Thursday, January 16 6:30p
Planning Meeting for:
April 2014 Genocide Awareness and Prevention Month
Remembering the Past toward Healing our Future:
A six event commemorative film series featuring the stories of survivors and their children
ADDRESS: 2424 S.E. Bristol Street, Suite 300, Newport Beach, CA 92660
If you arrive late, door might be locked. Call to be let in: Patty: 949.246.2969, or Barbara: 949.235.6200.

Want to join us but can’t be there in person?
Call in on the conference line: Conference dial-in number: (951) 262-4343 / Participant access code:  377504

Sundays, January 19 – February 23
In a gentle way you can shake your world
Introduction to Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercises (TRE) — A Six Session Small Group Weekly Series
To Benefit Trauma Recovery for East African Refugees in San Diego

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