An Experiential Workshop offered to WESPAC members by Alan Levin
Saturday, November 7th
9am to 12 noon
at WESPAC Foundation
17 Marble Avenue
Pleasantville, NY 10570
Deep meditation practice opens us to experience a radical acceptance of both light and dark, beyond a judgmental mindset and towards an in the face of whatever arises in life.
At the same time, spiritual awareness opens us to the reality of our inter-relatedness with all beings and deep compassion for their suffering. We are moved to help.
This workshop will offer specific teachings and practices for a way of integrating the spiritual and the political.
Alan Levin has been a teacher of transformative meditation for over 35 years and has practiced forms of shamanic ritual and divination for much of that time. He was active in the 60’s radical movement before his involvement in spiritual disciplines and has devoted his attention for decades to the integration of the spiritual and the political.
Cost: $30 made payable to WESPAC Foundation and mailed to WESPAC Foundation,
Some food for thought:
In this world
Hate never yet dispelled hate.
Only love dispels hate.
This is the law,
Ancient and inexhaustible.
from the Dhammapada
sayings of the Buddha
Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability,
but comes through continuous struggle.
And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom.
–Martin Luther King, Jr.
“Non-cooperation with evil is as much a duty
as cooperation with the good.
Compassion is what makes our lives meaningful.
It is the source of all lasting happiness and joy.
And it is the foundation of a good heart,
the heart of one who acts out of a desire to help others.
To attain peace among the nations in any dynamic or enduring form
requires not simply political negotiation
but a new mode of consciousness
Life is available only in the present moment.
The future is an infinite succession of presents,
and to live now as we think human beings should live,
in defiance of all that is bad around us,
is itself a marvelous victory."
– Howard Zinn
“The whole idea of compassion is based on a keen awareness
of the interdependence of all living things.”