DISCOVERING THE POSSIBILITIES OF THE PRESENT MOMENT (VIA ZOOM)
Saturday, 9 a.m.-noon
Presenter: Tom Roberts
Registration deadline: August 13
“You do not need to know precisely what is happening, or exactly where it is all going. What you need is to recognize the possibilities and challenges offered by the present moment, and to embrace them with courage, faith and hope.” – Thomas Merton
Sometimes, our search for the meaning, the remedy, the five steps to happiness keeps us from being fully aware of what is happening in the present moment. Our focus is on something just over the horizon, rather than what is already emerging in this time and space. A patient and curious immersion into embracing the unknown helps us to discover and not overlook the true wisdom and understanding we are seeking. During this retreat, we will go deeper in our spiritual inquiry, expanding our awareness of what is already showing up and the meaning it holds for us.
Tom Roberts is a retired psychotherapist and hypnotherapist. He has more than 40 years of experience in clinical psychotherapy and has been a practicing Zen Buddhist for nearly 50 years. In 1992, he received lay Buddhist vows from Thich Nhat Hanh. Based in La Crosse, Tom presents at training sessions, workshops and retreats throughout the country. He is the author of “The Mindfulness Workbook: A Beginner’s Guide to Overcoming Fear and Embracing Compassion.”