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MIDWEEK : Dec. 13 Lahari Indraganti | Envisioning a Brighter Future: An Exercise in Active Hope

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About this MIDWEEK practice

Climate grief can be all-encompassing in its scope and utterly exhausting in how unrelenting it is. Cultivating hope can not only be reassuring, it can galvanize action. Drawing from Joanna Macy’s work on Active Hope, this workshop will ask participants to collectively visualize a better world and meditate in the possibilities.

This is the second part of a series on climate grief.

Lahari Indraganti is a botanist and Quaker-curious resident at Beacon Hill Friends House. She cares deeply about sustainability and building radical hope during times of distress.

​​What is MIDWEEK?

​In the Quaker tradition of Midweek (Wednesday) worship, Beacon Hill Friends House brings you MIDWEEK: Experiments in Faithfulness. This is a weekly, one-hour, facilitated spiritual practice with Quaker flavor and an experimental ethos. Each week, a guest facilitator engages us in a unique spiritual practice that is meaningful to them, and that we can bring into our own lives. 

MIDWEEK is always free and open to the public. If you'd like to support this program, you can make a donation here.

​Attending events in-person at BHFH

​All MIDWEEK practices going forward are offered on Zoom and in-person at Beacon Hill Friends House. If you choose to attend in our space, YOU MUST REGISTER BEFOREHAND and please read this information:

  • Covid policies: All in-person attendees are required to be up-to-date on vaccination against COVID-19 and to wear a mask while inside. We no longer ask for proof of vaccination upon entering the building. Masks will be available for those who forget them.

  • Getting to BHFH: Use the address "8 Chestnut St., Boston, MA, 02108" for navigation. We recommend taking public transit to get here: We are a short walk from every transit line in Boston. If you choose to drive in, paid street parking is available on Charles Street (and on Beacon Street before 6 pm). We also have parking passes available for $9 to the Boston Common Garage.

Event accessibility (covid policies are below): Beacon Hill Friends House is working on making our historic space accessible to everyone.

  • ​Automated Closed Captions will be available for all participants (on Zoom and in-person).

  • ​Physical space: This event will take place in our Parlor, which does not have a ground-level entrance. Our primary entrance is up a flight of stairs. If you would like to attend this event but need it to be held in a different space, please indicate so on your registration. ​​On the basement level, we have a single-user, all-gender bathroom with wall-mounted handrails and ample space for chairs and/or aides. We are not a scent-free space but tend to be low-scent.