|Guest Presenter: Ken Kitatani
Topic: The Sacred Art of Giving Light Ken Kitatani
has been an instructor for the Centers for Spiritual Development of Sukyo Mahikari since 1992. In his years of tenure, he has been taken on many roles and was posted to many centers in the North American region, including New York, Chicago, Houston, Washington D.C., Los Angeles, and the regional headquarters in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA. At present he is the Assistant Director of the San Francisco Center and Regional Staff Coordinator of the Scholars, Health, and Educators Groups. Ken is a recognized teacher and translator and has been the official translator throughout the North American region as well as internationally in Japan and other countries for over 16 years. Ken also currently serves as the Director of Forum 21, a multidisciplinary research association, that brings together experts from diverse fields to focus on issues facing the world today and seek out positive solutions. He is the USA representative of Women In Need, International, an NGO that advocates for gender equality and sustainability. He also serves on the board of What Shape is Green?, a program of sculptures for the environment. Ken graduated from Columbia University with a B.A. in East Asian Studies. He also studied Vipassana meditation extensively in Myanmar (Burma) under the guidance of U Tagaya and U Janaka. In addition, he is a certified Yoga Instructor.Light refreshments will be served. The event is free of charge.
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The aim of the Men's Wisdom Circle is to encourage men of all cultures, faiths and backgrounds to come together as brothers to explore, deepen, share and enjoy the spiritual part of ourselves. Through this we will break down the barriers that exist within and between us so that we can play our part in creating a more peaceful, loving world.
The MWC Vision
Eventually, we expect self-awareness programs for men to become just as common and popular as women's programs. Men's need for spiritual sustenance is becoming more and more apparent and such programs provide a wonderful opportunity for men to come together to share and support each other and develop their spirituality in personal relationships, profession and faith.
We look forward to the time when all men will once more recognize and value their innate goodness and will play their part in healing the world. We welcome comments and dialogue with other men, who are interested in this important area.
Please visit our blog for an illustration of past circles. If you're interested in participating as a guest presenter or need more information about the MWC, please contact Mario Reyes at (415) 922-4412.