- Day 1: Is love an art?
- Day 2: Love as an answer to the problem of human existence
- Day 3: Objects of love (love between parent and child, brotherly love, motherly love, erotic love, love of self, love of god)
- Day 4: Love and its disintegration in modern society
- Day 5: The Practice of Love
The last session of BUGS turned out to be thinly attended (thanks in large measure to Sonia Gandhi and her travels across town!) but very interesting (thanks in large measure to enthusiastic sharing and discussion on the topic of Balance).
Some of the thoughts that surfaced: Balance is about
- Creating a congruent self (in other words, saying what I mean and meaning what I say + acting in line with what I say and mean)
- Learning when to say yes and when to say no (and by extension, learning when to work, when to rest, when to stretch and when to be go with the current rhythm…)
- Recognizing that we have choices. When we do, there are fewer “automatic decisions” that lead to imbalance
- Being aware. It’s probably the single largest step to being in balance. (The single largest step to any sort of growth, really)
- Generating a “creative tension” between what we are and what we desire to be
Kaleidoscope begins a new learning adventure this week.
We’ve launched a study group for those interested in spiritual advancement. The aim of the group is to
- Work towards becoming unconditional in our thoughts and actions
- Grow spiritually, on the path that most appeals to us, using group processes to support our journey
- Learn new tools for spiritual growth and practice using the tools that are most applicable to our context
- Share spiritual experiences, aspirations and resources
The session are usually on alternate Saturdays between 3 and 5 pm. Please check the calendar in the sidebar for the exact details of upcoming sessions.
Anyone is welcome to attend the sessions. There is no fee.
In keeping with our sense of humor at Kaleidoscope, we’ve called the group BUGS (Be Unconditional, Grow Spiritually).
What’s been happening at the BUGS sessions since its launch:
- Back to Basics: An overview of Alcoholics Anonymous 12 Step process
- A screening of the flim “What the bleep do you know?”
- Grounding Meditations
- Book reading