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Source Yoga Book Club with Christine Hills
Aug 25, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm| Free
“We are fragile creatures, and it is from this weakness, not despite it, that we discover the possibility of true joy.” –Archbishop Desmond Tutu
In April 2015, Archbishop Desmond Tutu traveled to Dharamsala to visit his longtime friend His Holiness the Dalai Lama, and celebrate his 80th birthday. They hoped to create a gift for others, “a three-layer birthday cake” of teachings on joy, the science of joy, and stories of being in Dharamsala. Over the course of one week, they looked back on their long lives to answer a single burning question: How do we find joy in the face of life’s inevitable suffering?
Guided by interviewer/author Douglas Abrams, they trade intimate stories, tease each other continually, and share their spiritual practices. By the end of a week filled with laughter and punctuated with tears, these two global heroes had stared into the abyss and despair of our times and revealed how to live a life brimming with joy.
This book offers a rare opportunity to experience their astonishing and unprecedented week together, from the first embrace to the final good-bye.
Join us in community as we journey along together with these two leaders and friends as they offer reflections on discovering a level of peace, of courage, and of joy to which we can all aspire in our own lives.
Book: The Book of Joy by Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu
Date: Tuesday, August 25th
Time: 7:00-8:30pm online via Zoom
Cost: This offering is freely offered. Please consider donating in any heartfelt amount to Hilltop Urban Garden. Donate here: http://www.hilltopurbangardens.com/
“Hilltop Urban Gardens is a community-based urban agriculture, justice, and equity organization in Tacoma, WA. HUG partners with the community to grow healthy food and to create a healthy community. We seek to inspire our community to live with abundance while understanding and interrupting the root causes of economic poverty & wealth accumulation and systems of oppression.”
Need a copy of the book? Please support your local bookseller, many of whom will happily place an order! Here’s a Tacoma option, offering curbside pick-up, or delivery: https://www.kingsbookstore.com/book/9780399185045
About the instructor: Christine Hills
Sri Krishnamacharya has said that there is an ocean which lies between atha and iti; the first and last syllables in the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. Within this ocean there is no haste; simply a natural unfolding unique to each individual. The traditional teachings of yoga—this ancient art and science that is just as relevant in our lives today as when it first began—is the inspiration for Christine’s personal practice and the reason she continues to share yoga with others.
Christine received her 200-hour certification from Pacific Yoga Teacher Training in 2003. She is continually grateful for the ability to share what she has gathered from her teachers (and teachers’ teachers….), passing along the lessons of yoga to students of all ages and stages on their own unique path.