• Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health (map)
  • 57 Interlaken Road
  • West Stockbridge, MA, 01266
  • United States

Compass Points:
Setting Direction for a Future Life

David Whyte asks the great questions of human life through the eyes of the pilgrim:  someone up for adventure and good company; someone looking for the biggest context they can find or imagine; someone dependent on friendship, hospitality, and help from friends and strangers alike; someone who has to ask for visible and invisible help; someone for whom the nature of the destination changes, step by step, as the end of the path approaches; and someone subject to the vagaries of wind and weather along the way.

In this program, David invites you to consider internal resilience and the necessity for following a certain star not seen or perceived by anyone else, an internal migration or path running parallel to the outer road keeping your journey in the world relevant and true. Together, you explore the necessity for hardiness, for shelter and risk, for companionship and vulnerability, and discuss the absolute need to ask for help at transition points, as well as how to recognize help when it is being offered, and the humor, humility, and open hands necessary to receive it.