Note: this free workshop is led by Miko Matsumura, Ram Dass Love Serve Remember Ambassador, RYT-200 and attendee of the 2016 Ram Dass retreat in Maui. Miko also co-leads the monthly Ram Dass night in San Francisco.
Format will be a combination of Ram Dass videos and audio, group discussion, guided meditation, kirtan, and reflections.
According to the teachings of Ram Dass, work can be a spiritual path to self realization.
Most of us have struggled with job loss, exploitation, difficult bosses or coworkers, a feeling of being undervalued or simply being in the wrong workplace. Many spiritually minded people are attracted to a more quiet or monastic way of life and struggle with how to remain here in Silicon Valley with the intense economic pressures, but also wonder if the renunciate path is just escapism?
We are challenged to meet our need for economic security and at the same time serve others and make a difference in this world; We are challenged to create impact, but at the same time maintain kindness and care for our bosses, subordinates, coworkers and those we serve.
Ram Dass produced a series of lectures on the Bhagavad Gita for the Naropa Institute which illuminate a deep way of looking at work as a spiritual path. This workshop focuses on the philosophy, mindset and specific text of the Bhagavad Gita that Ram Dass has cited as a means to achieving peace within one’s self and peace in the world. Many spiritual seekers and yoga practitioners have felt drawn to the Gita, but have found it inaccessible and hard to apply in a modern context. This workshop will allow you to simply access the human story in the Gita and what it means for your work life.
We will explore guided meditation, group reflection and the text of the Bhagavad Gita to obtain the wisdom teachings of Ram Dass on Love and Work.