EVERGREEN presents a free talk:

Relationship as Spiritual Calling

and an introduction to The Language of Wholeheartedness course

David Mercier, M.S., L.Ac.

 Thursday March 25th  5:30 – 6:15 PM.

Cost: The talk is free, but registration is requested.  Call Evergreen, 410.819.3395

The poet Rainer Maria Rilke wrote, “For one human being to love another; that is perhaps the most difficult of all our tasks, the ultimate, the last test and proof, the work for which all other work is but preparation.”

Some spiritual traditions emphasize that what is spiritual is found right in front of us: in every flower, grain of sand, and in particular, in the people of our lives. By elevating the role of relationship skills to spiritual practice, the urgency to have our relationships be whole and complete becomes stronger.  Isn’t the impact of all our spiritual work limited if any of our relationships aren’t whole? Spiritual practices don’t automatically grant us relationship and communication skills.

In this free talk, David will discuss some basic tools – largely unrecognized – that can help any relationship. The talk will also include an introduction to the 6-week workshop, The Language of Wholeheartedness, starting in April.

                                                                                                                                                        Instructor: David Mercier, M.S., L.Ac. teaches because his mission is to contribute to a world of health, justice, abundance, and lovingkindness for all, one person and one relationship at a time. He offers integral life coaching with acupuncture at Susquehanna Yoga, and is a part-time lecturer at Johns Hopkins University where his award-winning A Beautiful Medicine is the textbook for the courses The Art and Science of Happiness and Medicine: An Integrative Approach. He holds an MS in organization development from Case Western Reserve University and earned a Master’s degree in acupuncture from The Traditional Acupuncture Institute, now the Maryland University of Integrative Health, in 1983. He was also a Buddhist a monk in Sri Lanka from 1975 to 1977.