From Under the Redwoods at CCMV

A Conversation with Author David Richo

When: Sunday, November 12, 4:00 – 5:30 pm

David Richo

David Richo

Join us in Tamalpais Hall for a conversation with noted author, speaker and psychotherapist David Richo. David works in Santa Barbara and San Francisco. He combines Jungian, poetic, and mythic perspectives in his work with the intention of integrating the psychological and the spiritual. Richo’s books and workshops include attention to Buddhist and Christian spiritual practices.

He will be talking about his latest book, The Five Longings: What We’ve Always Wanted and Already Have. In this work, David argues that we all long for love, meaning, freedom, happiness, and growth. These five longings never seem perfectly or finally fulfilled. We can still ask for some fulfillment of our longings from those we trust. Soon we discover all five as qualities in our true nature. We are seeking what we really are. Our longings reveal the depths in ourselves.

David is a wonderful speaker, and as many in the Bay Area and all over America know, a wise and centered presence. For anyone who has read any of his previous twenty books, including How To Be An Adult In Relationship, The Five Things We Cannot Change, Daring To Trust or Coming Home To Who You Are, you know how deeply effecting his work can be.

Adult Conversation Group

When: Sundays, beginning September 17 from 9-10 am

"White Privilege": Let's Talk

We will be studying an adult education curriculum designed by the United Church of Christ (UCC), which invites participants to engage in safe, meaningful, substantive and bold conversations on race.

"As an extension of our ongoing commitment to Sacred Conversations on race, it is time that this still largely white denomination wrestle with its investment in whiteness, and learn all it can about the manifestations and impact of White Privilege," said the Rev. John Dorhauer, UCC general minister and president. "This Curriculum, written by five gifted authors with decades of experience teaching about race and privilege, is presented to enable such dialogue to take place at every level of the Church."

The UCC white privilege curriculum is divided into four key focus areas, each one introducing a different aspect of the dynamic of white privilege. Each of the four sections will have material from all five authors, with every author contributing a different perspective to the subject matter.

Please join us for this important discussion, beginning on Sunday, September 17th and continuing each Sunday (except for October 28th) until the completion of the curriculum. We meet at 9 am in the Foster Room.  All are welcome.