A Need for Elders/Sages

As I grow old, I become more and more fascinated by the journey. It is a spectacular trip and I want to take it with full awareness and in the company of my community of Elders.

Let me share a beautiful piece written by Debby and Barry Barkan and featured on the site Sage-ing International

An Elder is a person who is still growing, still a learner, still with potential, and whose life continues to have within it promise for, and connection to the future.  An Elder is still in pursuit of happiness, joy, and pleasure and her or his birthright to these remains intact.  Moreover an Elder is a person who deserves respect and honor and whose work it is to synthesize wisdom from long life experience and formulate this into a legacy for future generations.

Becoming a Sage will be the most important journey we will ever take. We will need a community to support this becoming, and to help with that I am offering a special course in January and February of 2022.

This course will consist of a 60-90 minute Zoom meeting each week during which we will share our reflections from 13 or 14 chapters from The Sage’s Tao Te Ching and encourage each other in ways to fully live out our own intrinsic and natural Sage-Hood. Each week will also have a study guide and questions for reflection that will guide our conversation.

Tuition is $250. The study will be limited to 10 people to facilitate sharing and community. If there is continued interest, I will repeat the course as often as it seems helpful.

The Time of the Sage

Six weeks of in-depth study of The Sage’s Tao Te Ching with William Martin
Saturdays, January 22, through February 26, 2022 – 10 AM California time

Tuition – $250

Click here to register and to make any comments or ask any questions you may have.

Author: William Martin

Taoist teacher and consultant

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