Day 5: Kate Johnson – The Power of Friendship 2018-05-21T00:10:11+00:00

Day 5: Relationships

The Power of Friendship

Kate Johnson

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What You’ll Learn

  • Learn about spiritual friendship, and how to surround yourself with the people who inspire the qualities you aspire to
  • Discover how to practice integrity in your friendships
  • Learn how we can take care of each other in community through unconditional friendliness
  • Join in a RAIN practice to cultivate awareness for times you’ve acted in integrity

About Kate Johnson

Kate Johnson’s favorite words are awareness, embodiment, and action. She has been practicing Buddhist meditation in the western Insight/Theravada tradition since 2008, and is empowered to teach through Spirit Rock Meditation Center. Currently, Kate teaches about meditation, creativity and social justice at New York Insight, the Rubin Museum, and the Institute for Contemporary Art in Philadelphia, and designs online programs at Buddhist Peace Fellowship. Her first book will be published in Spring 2020.

Learn more about Kate at her website.

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8 Comments

  1. Theresa May 19, 2018 at 11:15 am - Reply

    Lovely resource in which to practice open hearted , integration and integrity in friendship. Grateful for Kates’s dharma talk.

  2. Leona May 19, 2018 at 7:08 pm - Reply

    Kate Johnson: You are truly a wise person and I suspect you are surrounded by people who aspire to the qualities you inspire in all the people you come in contact with. I was hopeful after I witnessed the students from Florida after the previous shooting. At the time I was very grateful we have such mindfulness teachings in the West. As a senior, I am even more hopeful with the Spiritual Friendship qualities as a change agent and will look in my community for opportunities with the knowledge to move at the speed of trust. Thank you so much.

  3. Stefanie May 19, 2018 at 7:10 pm - Reply

    After the talk from Elisha Goldstein about seeing what inspirates you in others and Dr. Ali Binazir about every one is a miracle, this talk from Kate Johnson was the cream of the top for me. I immediately invited a friend for a shared activity, and the RAIN contemplation helped me to see what i’m most entangled in right now and guided me safely through it. Thank you!

  4. Paul May 19, 2018 at 7:13 pm - Reply

    I remember best: I am one my way to become a partner in someone’s awakening and I will take a deep breath and feel extending myself a little more. Thanks,Kate Johnson

  5. Kristina May 19, 2018 at 7:52 pm - Reply

    Thank you Kate for this beautiful and inspiring talk on friendship! All the best from Kristina

  6. Kathleen Rubin May 20, 2018 at 1:09 am - Reply

    Looking at friendships from a spiritual standpoint really makes sense to me. Thank you Kate!

  7. Geri deGruy May 20, 2018 at 1:29 am - Reply

    Thank you for this sweet reflection on friendship based on authenticity and spiritual values. Loved RAIN. Sweet spirited woman. Thank you!

  8. Margaret Hansen May 20, 2018 at 10:52 pm - Reply

    Thank you for giving us a different perspective on friendship. You provide us with your authenticity. and lovely spiritual insight.

    Looking for nourishing friendships is very important.

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