Defining Enough

Failure to define “enough” means never being satisfied. It makes us vulnerable to slick advertising, and fills our lives with tedium and chaos. It deflects our focus from sources of true happiness, like play, family, relationships, community. Ultimately, it also leads to the desecration of Earth’s living systems. Defining “enough” is a spiritual practice.  

Heart-Centered Leadership (zoom)

The challenges of our time are calling for a new type of leadership and organizing.  Leadership that is caring, collaborative, and authentic are a few ways that it has been described.  At the same time, many of our leaders are struggling with chronic stress, burnout, and compassion fatigue.  The traditional way of working together as an organization is contributing to these challenges where people feel disconnected from each other, overworked, and unfulfilled.  Derick Carter will share his experience in exploring new ways of leading and organizing where we follow our hearts – share leadership, work in community, and feel more fulfilled.

Chinese New Year, Removing the Bad & Old, and Welcoming the New and Good

Chinese New Year, a.k.a. Lunar New Year, is an annual 15-day festival in China and in Chinese communities around the world that begins with the Lunar calendar January 1st new moon and lasts until the following full moon Lunar Calendar January 15th.  In her discussion about the origin of the Chinese New Year, Ms. Fan will talk about various traditions, foods, and celebratory activities that take place in different provinces throughout China and in other parts of the world, and how those activities symbolize the removal of the Bad and Old and the entry of the New and Good.