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View below scenes from recent Lew Richmond presentation at AgeSong San Francisco.
Thursday, October 18, 2012, 8:00 am Pacific, 8:00 am Mountain, 10:00 am Central, 11:00 am EST, 12:00 pm Atlantic, 5:00 pm Zurich, 6:00 pm Istanbul, Dubai 8:00 pm
The Benefits of a Spiritual Practice Both Professionally and Personally as We Grow Older
Career is "a course or passage through life." It is "the time extended workout out of a purposeful life pattern through work undertaken by the person," and it is and activity that produces something of value for one's self or others" (Gelardin, 2009). Spiritual practice can be helpful to manage life's challenges at any age. Lew Richmond explains the benefits of spiritual practice to career development as one ages.
Zen Buddhist priest, teacher, and author, Lewis Richmond now specializes in teaching and writing on “Aging as a Spiritual Practice.” His new book AGING AS A SPIRITUAL PRACTICE was published January, 2012 by Gotham Books, a division of Penguin USA.
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This is Dr. Sally Gelardin with Careerwell tele-interivews. Our speaker today, Lewis Richmond, is a Zen Buddhist priest, teacher, and author, Lew specializes in teaching and writing on “Aging as a Spiritual Practice.” From meeting Lew in person and experiencing his view of spirituality and by doing some of his exercises, I believe we need to include spirituality in practice both for ourselves and our clients, especially those of us who work with clients in their mid and later years. His new book AGING AS A SPIRITUAL PRACTICE was published January, 2012 by Gotham Books, a division of Penguin USA. In this interview, Lew is going to talk about the benefits of a spiritual practice at any age or stage of life, in both one's working years and later.
- Why did you become a Zen Buddhist priest?
- How have you found having a spiritual practice beneficial thoughout your career and as you grow older?
- Why did you write a book on Aging as a Spiritual Practice?
- What does your metaphor "lightening strikes" mean, as relates to aging?
- What does vertical time mean? How is aging related to time? How does meditation relate to time?
- What are the "Four Stages of Aging" mentioned in your book?
- What fears do we have about growing old? What are the "five great fears?"
- Could you share with listeners your "Thank You Prayer" (aging as gratitude)? (If any listeners want to share what they were thankful for, this is a good time.)
- How can we learn more from you?
Gloria Taffee, Thursday, November 1, 8 am Pacific, "Coaching for Transformative Change using the Enneagram: A Path to Self Discovery" (be sure to register by end of October, I'll open up registration by the last week of October).
Thank you Lewis Richmond, thank you listeners. This is Dr. Sally Gelardin with Careerwell Tele-Interviews.