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Our 9th Gathering in Uncertain Times: Moving Forward After the Election

An Online Gathering and Dialogue with Drs. Jasmine Syedullah, Doris Chang, and Pilar Jennings

In the midst of the greatest global challenge we’ve faced in a century, the U.S. has just been through one of its most consequential elections. Whether you’re in the U.S. or abroad, I expect you feel like us that our future as individuals, as a people, and as a planet, is in a real sense at stake at this time.

For our 9th Gathering in Uncertain Times, we come together as a community to help each other hold the collective stress and trauma we’ve all experienced as a result of the unprecedented crisis we face, compounded by the extreme divisiveness that has gripped our nation and world so acutely since the last election in 2016. In this meeting, Dr. Joe Loizzo will explore these challenges and the tough questions they raise in dialogue with three distinguished members of our faculty: African Studies/Prison Studies professor and author, Dr. Jasmine Syedullah; Nalanda Institute board member, psychology professor, and cultural competency researcher, Dr. Doris Chang; and our lead Contemplative Psychotherapy faculty, psychoanalyst and author, Dr. Pilar Jennings.

As a community dedicated to contemplative living and learning, how can we make sense of the times we’re in? Can we draw on our contemplative practice to help us face and bear with the chronic stress and trauma impacting our daily lives? And how do we keep putting one foot in front of the other—regardless of the election outcome—on the long, hard road of recovering from the last four years and of moving our lives, our nation, and our world in the only possible direction—towards collective awakening and global freedom.

Join us on November 13th to help us all heal and move forward as a community!

Register here. (you will receive Zoom links upon registration)

Faculty: Dr. Joe Loizzo with Dr. Jasmine Syedullah, Dr. Doris Chang, and Dr. Pilar Jennings

Schedule: Friday, November 13 from 5:30–7:00pm ET

Tuition: Free.

If you feel called to support our work and are able, we welcome your tax-deductible contribution to support our efforts. Donations accepted here

Location: Online via Zoom

November 13, 2020 from 5:30 pm7:00 pm


November 13, 2020
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Event Category:


Online Only
NY United States


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