Winter Feast for the Soul
I wanted to share with you .. and hope that you will join me for this years Winter Feast for the Soul which is an annual 40-day spiritual practice period observed by people worldwide held from:
January 15 to February 23
This year my beautiful teacher, and friend, Sarah McLean has taken leadership of the Feast.
“Sarah calls herself an American Transcendentalist who has been meditating and teaching for over two decades. Her work is inspired by the Vedic, Buddhist, Christian mystic, and Taoist traditions. In 2006, Sarah founded the McLean Meditation Institute in Sedona, Arizona where she created an interdenominational school for meditation teachers around the world. Before that Sarah worked with notable spiritual teachers such as Deepak Chopra, Byron Katie, and Gary Zukov. This history adds to the rich presence that Sarah brings to her work. Her book: Soul-Centered: Transform Your Life in Eight Weeks with Meditation was published in 2012. Her next book The Power of Attention: Awaken to Love and Its Unlimited Potential with Meditation will be released by Hay House on February 14, 2017″.
I have regularly participated in this program over the last few years and always enjoy listening to new voices and new practices. The Feast is open to anyone .. all it takes is to commit to your 40-minute daily spiritual practice for 40 days.
Go to the Winter Feast for the Soul website (www.winterfeastforthesoul.com) and you will find daily guidance by renowned teachers from major religious and spiritual traditions, free of charge, available anytime.
The Feast honors all forms of spiritual practice and invites all who practice meditation, silent prayer, yoga, tai chi, chi gong, journaling, reading spiritual texts, or any other practice that brings your mind to stillness.
This is a not-for-profit organization run by volunteers with a mission to support individuals as they establish a daily spiritual practice and create a global community of people committed to personal peace.
The Winter Feast holds a vision of world at peace, one that surpasses the imagined boundaries of creed, culture, and philosophical beliefs.
The organization was founded in 2006 by Valerie Skonie, who was inspired by the words of the 13th Century Persian mystic, Jelaluddin Rumi:
“What nine months does for the embryo, forty early mornings will do for your growing awareness.”