Tears to Triumph: The Spiritual Journey from Suffering to Enlightenment

Tears to Triumph: The Spiritual Journey from Suffering to Enlightenment

Saturday, October 29, 2016 - 10:30
Personal Growth
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Marianne speaks about the themes of her new book Tears to Triumph

Our personal suffering is often a sacred initiation into a deeper experience of who we are as people, and why we’re on the earth. Today, Marianne will explore the origins of deep sadness through a spiritual lens, in order to illumine the path that leads beyond.

  • Emotional torment — why is such suffering a part of our experience? What does it mean? And how can we survive it and even transcend it?
  • What is the response to suffering at the heart of all great religious teachings?
  • Why is it important to be fully available to our suffering, as opposed to suppressing it or numbing it?
  • Why has our suffering become a profit center for the pharmaceutical industry?
  • What is the relationship between our suffering as individuals and the collective forces that are depressing us all?
  • What is the role of forgiveness and love in freeing us from our pain? What are the spiritual principles that deliver us to happiness, and how do we apply them?

The premiere seats are the first 6 rows of the theatre. You will receive a free gift and book signing with Marianne!

About the speaker, Marianne Williamson

Marianne Williamson is a spiritual thought leader, political activist and bestselling author. In 2019, she campaigned across the US for the Democratic Presidential nomination.

For over three decades Marianne has been a leader in spiritual and religiously progressive circles. Seven of her twelve published books have been New York Times best sellers.. A quote from the mega best seller A Return to Love, “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure…” is considered an anthem for a contemporary generation of seekers.

Williamson founded Project Angel Food, a non-profit that has delivered more than 12 million meals to ill and dying homebound patients since 1989. The group was created to help people suffering from the ravages of HIV/AIDS. They have since expanded their service to any person battling critical illness. She has also worked throughout her career on poverty, anti-hunger and racial reconciliation issues. She has advocated for reparations for slavery since the 1990’s and was the first candidate in the 2020 presidential primary season to make it a pillar of her campaign. In 2004, she co-founded The Peace Alliance and supports the creation of a U.S. Department of Peace. In addition, she advocates for a cabinet level Department of Children and Youth to adequately address the chronic trauma of millions of American children.

According to Time magazine, “Yoga, the Cabala and Marianne Williamson have been taken up by those seeking a relationship with God that is not strictly tethered to Christianity.”

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Book Signing