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Teachings for Turbulent Times with Amy Buetens and Julie Weinstein
November 7, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm PST
You and I are the force for the transformation in the world. We are the consciousness that will define the nature of the reality we are moving into. Shifting our consciousness has the power to change our inner and outer universe. That’s why you work on yourself. That’s what help you offer. You work on yourself through everything in your life. ~Ram Dass
Especially now, while mental health issues, suicide rates, climate catastrophes, and political divisiveness are at an all-time high, deepening in Ram Dass’s teachings can provide just the critical guidance that we need to work with our karmic curriculum, navigate inevitable suffering, and live a meaningful life. Whether you’re nurturing your inner child while reparenting yourself, attempting to consciously parent during these turbulent times, or are a teen in search of truth and support in a rapidly changing world, Ram Dass knew that no matter where each of us may be on our spiritual path our shared journey of self-discovery is a multi-generational and universal experience that calls for unity and community encouragement. With a beginner’s mind, let’s explore timeless Ram Dass teachings to incorporate or recommit to on a daily basis that will sustain an open heart, a quiet mind, and an inclination to be of service.
Amy Buetens is an artist, illustrator and art educator. She is a certified integrative thanatologist and death educator. Her work includes performing final rites of passage, and she serves as a leader in her Jewish burial society. She has been a dedicated student of Ram Dass for over 20 years, and is a co-leader for the Love Serve Remember Foundation’s International Women’s Satsang and leads her local Ram Dass Fellowship.
Julie Weinstein’s professional career is devoted to advancing environmental and social justice. She also serves as both a Jewish and Buddhist chaplain in the jails, within the justice movement and for people experiencing loss, grief and trauma. She is a death educator, burial society leader, and artist, and is pursuing ordination as a Rabbinic Pastor. She’s been practicing Ram Dass’s teachings for over two decades, and co-leads community initiatives for the Love Serve Remember Foundation.
You Are the Universe is an impactful guidebook, chronicling the unconventional journey and self-discovery of Ram Dass, one of the world’s most beloved spiritual teachers.
Sourced from five decades of recordings, Ram Dass shares his life story and transformative teachings in his own words with honesty and humor. He offers teens and adults of all ages life-altering inspiration for understanding universal truths, navigating their unique paths with compassion and awareness, and living a meaningful life.
Vibrant hand-drawn and water-colored images illustrate Ram Dass’s captivating story of transformation. You Are the Universe offers an accessible perspective on our world through Ram Dass’s eyes, and explores timeless answers for today’s most urgent questions.