CBD 2017: Keynote with Alice Walker - Taking the Arrow Out of the Heart: Noticing where you are, and who or what is there with you

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

7:00 pm

Memorial Church Map

Sponsored by:
Health Improvement Program, Office for Religious Life, Stanford Storytelling Project

No one escapes a time in life when the arrow of sorrow, of anger, of despair pierces the heart.  For many of us, there is the inevitable need to circle the wound.  It is often such a surprise to find it there, in us, when we had assumed arrows so painful only landed in the hearts of other people.  Some of us spend decades screaming at the archer.  Or at least for longer periods than are good for us.  How to take the arrow out of the heart?  How to learn to relieve our own pain?  That is the question.  Like many such questions it is one delved into by Buddhism, but also by anyone who has lived long enough to see, by trial and error, for the most part, that the futility we begin to feel, as we attempt to bring down the archer, leaves our wounded heart untended and the medicine of life that abounds wherever we are, is left unapplied.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Memorial Church Map

Registration for this event will begin on September 12th @ 9:00am.


Arts Lecture / Reading Health / Wellness 

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