For all those who love spiritual poetry of any kind -- Rumi, Neruda, Saint Teresa, Hafiz, Hildegard of Bingen, Rilke, Mary Oliver, Mirabai, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Alice Walker, Robert Bly -- whoever inspires you, takes you to a transcendent space, fills you with a sense of the beyond or infinite beauty that can't be contained. Bring your books or choose a poem or wisdom quote from the books we have on hand, and let's read them and share what the poems or spiritual quotations mean to us.
Please join us Saturday February 16th from 4:00-6:00 to share spiritual poetry, wisdom quotes, light refreshments, and our thoughts, feelings and insights inspired by the readings. About 12-14 people attend from several meetup groups, and we'd love to hear from you what poem or insightful quote is meaningful to you - do you love Rilke, Hafez, Mary Oliver, Rumi, Alice Walker, Mirabai, Neruda, Hildegard of Bingen, Nâzım Hikmet, or...? - Let's learn from each other as we discuss these beautiful invitations to what is higher and deeper.
You can come with something you pick ahead of time, or choose something from the many books we have on hand. It's also fine to just relax and join us without choosing to read something.
All paths and views are welcome -- this is an open and welcoming space where we meet and get to know others who share a love for spiritual poetry and wisdom quotes, and for that which connects us more deeply with spiritual life, regardless of spiritual path or personal history. Getting together in this way allows us to communicate on a deeper level and truly meet each other. Feel free to bring a small snack or finger food if you wish. (P.S. For the poets among us, we are grateful to you for bringing your insights, but please understand that this is a place where we read others' poems and wisdom quotes, not our own work.)
If you'd like to see what poems and quotes were read at past meetups, they are listed in the "Comments" section at the end of each meetup page. You can find past meetup listings at the "Past Meetups" link https://www.meetup.com/Santa-Monica-Spiritual-Poetry-Meetup/events/past/
We hope you can come!
Date & Time: Saturday, February 16th, 4:00pm
Location: Quaker Meeting House, 1440 Harvard Street, Santa Monica 90404
The Quaker Meeting House is on Harvard Street a half block south of Santa Monica Boulevard, between Santa Monica Boulevard and Broadway. Free parking is available behind the building. Enter the parking lot through the front driveway, accessible from Harvard Street next to the Meeting House, and park at the back of the lot in the row closest to the alley.