Ongoing Growth Groups
Circa 1250 B.C., the Egyptian hieroglyph shows the heart being weighed against the lightness of a feather. The Growth Groups seminars are a way to uncover your own profound light-heartedness in a chaotic world.
How the group works:
Each day or evening has a theme. Aspects of our common dilemmas are looked at using journal-writing on the theme, structured interactions, guided meditation, great literature, philosophy, art and music. The group becomes a temporary community in which we learn from life experiences different from our own.
- The relations between men and women
- Duty to myself and duty to others
- Vocation and longing
- Distractibility and attention
- Order and anxiety
- Boredom and engagement
- What is it to be a man? What is it to be a woman?
- The right use of anger
- Young thinking and old thinking
- Focused attention and distractibility
- Happiness and emptiness
- Loneliness and the right use of solitude
Examples of literature and philosophy used to help us:
Sartre on roles, Kierkergaard on truth and lying; King Lear, Sufi Stories, Death of a Salesman, Plato: The River Leithe, Symposium; Chogyam Trungpa and Milton Erickson, Somerset Maugham, Emily Dickinson, W.H Auden, The New Testament.
Come – bring your journal, your longings, and your unsettled questions…
For a free consultation on the suitability of group for you, please phone.