Spirituality & Social Justice: An Educational Forum at the Center for Spiritual Life
This spring, CSL launches a new series on spirituality, social justice, and healing. Unique and dynamic Bay Area speakers, including Don Houston (2/28), Jesus Solorio (3/28), and Alice Phipps (4/25), visit the CSL community to reflect on their relationships to a variety of spiritual traditions in this era of social change, upheaval, and movement-building. These special teaching and learning opportunities are open to all.
On February 28th, we welcome Don Houston. Through digital art, architecture, Tai Chi, and teaching, Don Houston explores the intersections between mythology, history, and psychology. His intention is to stir deep seated images and feelings belonging to our Collective Unconscious where authentic self-esteem, self-love and happiness are found; emotions and feelings which many of us overlook. Don's work has also aimed to reinsert African narratives into classical antiquity in building cultural pride for African American youth, and adults alike. A San Francisco native, raised in the historical Fillmore neighborhood, Don Houston is also a proud father, mentor, and 4th Disciple of Chen Family member Gene Chen. As a certified Chen Family Style Taiji teacher, Don Houston exposes students to lessons that encompass set practice for health; standing meditation, push hands, and inter-personal applications.