Easton Mountain Retreat Center, August 8-10, 2008
"There is a certain enlightenment that goes with being gay."
Gay spiritual-writer, MyOutSpirit Founding Member and former White Crane Journal editor, Toby Johnson, PhD will present a weekend of talks, introspective exercises and conversations about “Gay Perspective,” that is, gay men’s natural insights into the nature of myth, religion and the meaning of life.
An entertaining—and occasionally moving—speaker and storyteller, Johnson will relate “The Myth of Avalokiteshvara,” revealing the whimsical, but profound, answer to why gay men reincarnate; explain fellow writer Christian de la Huerta’s “Ten Roles Gay People Play in Society,” calling participants to locate their own vocation among these; and lead a Guided Meditation practice to achieve brain hemisphere synchrony and—hopefully—a direct insight experience of “seeing God” (based in Meister Eckhart’s aphorism: “The eye with which I see God is the eye with which God sees me).”
Lecture and brainstorming will be complemented with playful ritual, sacred singing (including familiar hymns, Hindu & Buddhist chants and just a little Gregorian Chant) and a round of Sufi Dancing.
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