This program will take place on Zoom.
Braiding Sweetgrass, by Robin Wall Kimmerer
For more information contact Laurie at email@example.com
FORMAT. Discussion will center around a few selected quotes and corresponding questions (chosen by Laurie and/or anyone else who wants to contribute in that way) so that you can enjoy and participate without having read the book. The book will provide our inspiration, a jumping off point, but the discussion will be from our own lives, hearts and experiences.
INSPIRATION FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO MIGHT FEEL LIKE YOU SHOULD ATTEND FOR SOME REASON OTHER THAN YOUR HEART’S DESIRE. Let your level of participation be 100% guided by your own desire. No shoulds here. You can attend with or without preparing, with or without sharing, with or without reading the book, or, obviously, not at all.
ENCOURAGEMENT FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO WANT TO ATTEND BUT FEEL GUILTY OR TOO BUSY. If you want more passion or joy in your life, my meditation teacher says, “Stop doing the other stuff [the stuff you are not passionate about] and make more room [for the stuff that you are passionate about].” My Qi Gong teacher puts it another way, “Don’t try to be useful,” he says, and “Don’t doubt yourself.”
POTENTIAL FUTURE BOOKS/FILMS/PODCASTS FOR DISCUSSION (ADDITIONS WELCOME)
Cassandra Speaks by Elizabeth Lesser
Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer
The Lady’s Handbook for Her Mysterious Illness by Sarah Ramey
The Book of Longings: A Novel by Sue Monk Kidd
An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
The Red Tent by Anita Diamant
Women Who Run with the Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estes
Buddha at the Gas Pump Interview with Tree Sisters founder Clare Dubois
The Biggest Little Farm 2018 documentary