Michael talks about the healing power of love, the different fates of romantic love and friendship, the question of whether the universe is a living creative force, and the play of archetypes in love. He reads love poems from Rilke, Rumi, Hafiz, Mary Oliver, and others.
View this video of the talk, courtesy of the Integral Yoga Institute.
Michael is president and co-founder of Commonweal. He is president emeritus and co-founder of Smith Farm Center for Healing and the Arts in Washington, D.C. His principal work at Commonweal is with the Cancer Help Program, Healing Circles, Beyond Conventional Cancer Therapies, the Collaborative on Health and the Environment, and The New School at Commonweal. He is author of Choices in Healing: Integrating the Best of Conventional and Complementary Therapies (MIT Press).