Ritual: Making Big Ideas Real in the World
“Let the beauty we love be what we do. There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.” -Rumi
At a recent retreat in Connecticut, the head rabbi offered as concise and powerful a definition of ritual as I’ve ever heard:
“Ritual is about taking a big idea and making it real in the world.”
Who among us doesn’t want to take big ideas and make them real? World peace, human rights, social and economic justice, to name a few.
And yet our relationship to ritual as moderns is perhaps more complicated than it’s ever been. We often associate ritual with religious dogma and a lack of personal expression. It is tempting to suppose that we’ve outgrown ritual altogether.
At Lower Lights Sangha, November 15th, we will consider how we can take the very best that ritual has to offer us, while leaving behind its potential limitations. Our deepest intention in this practice is to take our highest ideals and to practice embodying them right here and now.
Join us for this monthly ritual.
For those in financial need, $5