Risking Joy and Happiness

On Thriving in Troubled Times
with Dr. Daniel Foor

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Our Invitation:

Join us for a free teaching and guided ritual on courage, joy, and vulnerability.

How can intentionally cultivating joy and levity bring us into greater alignment with our own destiny and purpose? In this session – from the perspective of a teacher versed in grouchy pessimism – we’ll explore ways that fear and cynicism can distance us from courage and happiness. We’ll also consider how intellect can be used to mask emotional pain and how orienting to nourishment and joy is often anything but naive. Through teaching, experiential practice, and a bit of Q&A, we’ll also seek to understand how cultural conditioning may block spontaneous experiences of joy.

This teaching will introduce material that will be explored at greater depth in Practices for Embodying Joy which opens March 14. This free offering aims to be culturally inclusive with an acute awareness that this teaching on joy is happening amidst a backdrop of systemic injustice and ecological catastrophe. Cynics, pessimists, and folks diligently guarding their own tremendous vulnerability and heartache are all warmly welcome.

Tuesday March 7, 2023

60 min / 3:30pm EST | 12:30 PST | 20:30 GMT

Meeting ID: 885 0761 8282
Password: 890441

Connection, happiness and joy are often a direct result of emotional courage and willingness to embrace vulnerability.

About the Instructor

Dr Daniel Foor

Daniel Foor, PhD

Dr. Foor is a licensed psychotherapist, doctor of psychology, and the author of Ancestral Medicine: Rituals for Personal and Family Healing. He is an initiate in the Òrìṣà tradition of Yoruba-speaking West Africa and has learned from teachers of Mahayana Buddhism, Islamic Sufism, and the older ways of his English and German ancestors. Daniel is passionate about training aspiring leaders and change makers in the intersections of cultural healing, animist ethics, and applied ritual arts. He currently lives with his wife and two daughters near Granada, Spain in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains.

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