Nearly one month ago, several dozen project initiators from around the globe began a journey: a Laddership Pod
. Each day, we embraced a unique prompt with our heads, hands, and heart. We told our stories, held questions, listened to each other, and watched boundaries blur between notions of transformation and impact, self and other, small and big. We expanded, we stretched, we discovered. We traversed various spectrums of timeless values, design, and community. Over 1600 pages later, a divine congruence of compassion lifted us to a new plateau of gratitude -- for being alive and being divinely related.
This weekend, we close our time together with a final call -- and we'd love to have you join and bless our sacred field
In particular, we are delighted to invite you to join as a "guest listener
" for a special dialogue with Lobsang Phuntsok
, a former monk whose life is now dedicated to nurturing the lives of abandoned children in the remote Himalayas. He was the subject of an Emmy-winning documentary, Tashi and the Monk
Everyone is an invited guest of the universe, Lobsang Phuntsok tells the children of his community. But the message he received as a child was that he was an uninvited guest
-- unwanted, abandoned at birth by his mother in fear of disgracing the village -- until his grandparents found him and sent him to a monastery to free him from disturbing emotions. He eventually became one of 10 Buddhist monks selected by His Holiness the Dalai Lama to travel to the West to teach Buddhism. Now, he is the guardian of over 90 children in his ancestral region of India. Committed to raising these youth with love and compassion, he stewards the Jhamtse Gatsal Children’s Community
as a large family as a large family, each child with unequivocal potential to become remarkable beings.To join us for this closing celebration
, simply RSVP below and you'll be emailed the details.