THE FIVE SPIRITUAL POWERS
A livestream hosted by Alternatives (Events inspiring heart, mind and soul) at St James's, Piccadilly, London.
THE FIVE SPIRITUAL POWERS
with Stephen Fulder
Thursday 2nd July 7pm.
How can we rise above anxiety, concern and the sense of helplessness, and develop trust, steadiness and inner freedom instead, qualities which contribute to our well-being and resilience, and help us to help others? The Five Powers are a tried and trusted Buddhist ‘toolkit’ to help us develop big souls and caring hearts. They are Trust, Energy, Mindfulness, Calm, and Wisdom.
Mindfulness, is already well-known, but the others are equally as important and complement and extend mindfulness. In this event we will show how they can be developed and how they can work together to transform our life. It will consist of a talk, a guided meditation and opportunities for Q & A.
The event is a launch of Stephen’s new book; ‘The Five Powers’ just published by Octopus Press.
Stephen Fulder was born in London in 1946. A graduate of Oxford University, he has a PhD in molecular biology and was a lecturer at London University. He is also an expert in herbal and complementary medicine, on which he has published
fourteen books. Stephen has been involved in dharma practice since 1975.
He has spent years in India, and has been guided by a variety of teachers from India, Burma, and the West. He has been teaching mindful meditation for a quarter of a century, mostly in Israel.
He is also the founder and senior teacher of Tovana, the Israeli Insight Meditation Society, the largest organisation of its kind in Israel, which has brought mindfulness, Vipassana meditation, and dharma teachings to tens of thousands of participants.
Richard Dell's STARS IN OUR SOULS Insight 7 speaks to the need for mindfulness.
LORDS OF OUR OWN DANCE
We have little freewill when it comes to the world external to ourselves. It is in our inner world where freewill can reign. And it is the state of our inner world, while it cannot command, that can at least ‘colour’ that world which is without.
That which is without us, we can sometimes touch.
That which is not us, we can sometimes be.
That which is without, can sometimes touch us,
That which is not us, can sometimes be us.
We touch, but cannot always hold.
We are held, but are not always touched.
We are Lords of our own dance, but not of those dances without.
In those dances without,
We dance to the tunes of a myriad withouts.
But our true dance is within, and we are Lord of that dance:
If we choose.
The dances without, can also be our dances within:
If we so choose.
But the dances without can be light and can be dark.
The dance of which we are Lord, is our dance alone.
Light or dark: as we choose.
We can even lighten the darkness without: if we so choose.
But we are Lord only of our own dance.