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Alice Walker Keynote


Wednesday, November 8, 2017 7:00PM
Memorial Church








Tickets for Memorial Church and Cubberley venues are sold out.



Alice Walker - Taking The Arrow Out of the Heart:

Noticing Where You Are, and Who or What is There With You


Contemplation By Design Keynote


Wednesday, November 8, 2017 | 7PM
Memorial Church, Stanford, CA 94305
SIMULCAST ticket holders: Cubberley Auditorium


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.
-Alice Walker


General admission, first come, first served.

Tickets are available online only.

Only e-tickets will be issued/emailed.

After you complete your order and you receive an email confirmation, a second email with your e-tickets as PDF attachment will be sent within 30 minutes.

All persons, regardless of age, require an e-ticket.

Attention Stanford Faculty and Staff:
If you would like to earn a BeWell Berry for attending this event, you must reserve your own ticket using the "Stanford Faculty and Staff" designation.
SUNet ID required. Limit 1 e-ticket per faculty/staff.

For more information about the November 1-9, 2017 Contemplation By Design Summit, please click here.

Register for all other (non-Alice Walker) Summit sessions at: https://contemplation.stanford.edu/summit.php.

Photo credit: Scott Campbell



Alice Walker Keynote