October 16 & 17 – “The Radical Force of Friendship”
Friendship has been called a mystery, a splendor, and a force. The Buddha taught that the whole of a holy life is fulfilled through spiritual friendship, with our presence being the most precious gift we can give to another. A case can be made that if we can see friendship as a radical practice of love, courage, and trust, then a path will open that paves the way for profound societal change. Can attending to our friendships, cultivating them with the greatest of intention and care, heal and free our hearts and allow us to work toward collective well-being, one relationship at a time?