This series will feature meditations on fascinating figures throughout history, coming from different spiritual contexts.
Practice a gentle yoga moving meditation focused on another spiritual leader from history, the Mother of Tibetian Buddhism. History and myth melt into one fascinating life story of Yeshe Tsogyal. Determined to practice the spiritual teachings of Buddha traditionally reserved for men, this eighth century princess was whipped and chained for refusing to marry a prince for the sake of her country. Retreating to caves and studying with gurus, Yeshe Tsogyal showed enduring faith, quiet courage, and unfailing compassion on her way to Enlightenment. Today she remains an active presence in the lives of many devoted women and men in Tibet.
This moving meditation will be taught by Sue Setzer, a Lutheran minister of Word and Service and a spiritual director. She has been intrigued by spiritual and feminist issues since her college days at Queens. A 2017 Bella Vita Teacher Training grad, Sue has two Masters and an honorary doctorate degree, worked as a licensed counselor, executive director of a counseling agency, curriculum writer, and educator at several seminaries. NoDa Yoga opened the way for her to integrate movement with meditation to unite body, mind, and spirit.