Loading Gatherings

« All Gatherings

  • This gathering has passed.

Deepening our Humanity in the COVID Crisis

March 19, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm CDT

Soryu Forall with Thomas Steininger





Part 1 – Thomas Steininger & Soryu Forall
Part 2 – Open Small Group Dialogue


The coronavirus is an enormous challenge for the world and for each of us. How can we stay present, open, and vulnerable during this historic stress test of our own health, psychological stability, and society? At the same time, panic can become a pandemic that can shred the cohesion and compassion in our communities. How do we not panic and not bury our heads in the sand? To be human also simply means to be really present, to be present and to stay in relationship with each other. This calls us to spiritual maturity, which is something that Soryu Forall sees as essential as we collectively face an increasingly uncertain future.
Soryu Forall , an American Buddhist teacher and founder of the Monastic Academy in Vermont, sees spiritual training as critical for developing the equanimity to deal with the chaos of climate change and global disruption. His “Monastic Academy for the Preservation of Life on Earth” (MAPLE) aims to develop leaders who can create deeply sustainable communities of resilience and compassion for All of Life. Soryu Forall has trained mindfulness teachers all over the world and is known for his fight against systemic injustice and the empowerment of youth.
This special broadcast of Radio evolve will be in two parts:
First, Thomas Steininger and Soryu Forall speak about how to stay together as fellow human beings as the coronavirus crisis sweeps across the world. Second, their dialogue will be followed by the opportunity for all listeners to take part in small dialogue groups to discuss how this crisis is affecting us and our culture.
For Part 1 – to access the webcast: click here.
or dial in to one of the phone numbers provided on this list and use Webinar ID: 947 989 117 #
For Part 2 – You are invited to a collective dialogue after the webcast
We invite you to join us on Zoom, an internet-based videoconferencing platform, to engage in conversation together after the broadcast.
Immediately following the interview with Soryu Forall on Youtube, Thomas will explain the process of coming together online. Then anyone who wants to participate can click a link to go to Zoom (see info below) where everyone will be placed into small groups to speak together about how we are affected by this crisis, to look together for answers, and also simply to not be alone with these questions. Whenever we come together, whenever we enter into real dialogue, a new world of possibilities opens up.
We look forward to speaking together.
This link below will take you to an online Zoom Meeting Room where we will meet:
If you cannot access that Zoom Room because it is full, please click this link to reach our second Zoom Meeting Room: https://zoom.us/j/220261199
If you have used Zoom before, you can simply click “Join” on your Zoom App and enter the Meeting ID: 766 336 820 (or, for the second room: 220 261 199)
If you don’t have a computer, you can also use your phone to dial in: please click here to get a number in your area: https://zoom.us/zoomconference
Then enter the Meeting ID, followed by a #: 766 336 820 (or, for the second room: 220 261 199) After entering the ID number, hit # a second time and you will enter the Zoom Room.
If you need help using Zoom, this video can help you:
Can’t make it? The archive of all recordings is available online at One World in Dialogue , just click here and scroll down.


March 19, 2020
8:00 am - 5:00 pm CDT
Gathering Category:

Leave a Comment