"What Is a Sabbatical?”
A sabbatical is a paid time away from one’s professional work in order to deepen his/her professional skills. I’m actually writing this before I leave on my sabbatical and my plans so far are to take ten days in a Vipassana course of silent meditation, (starting today at 4 PM). I’m not doing this in order to teach Vipassana. I actually have an agreement that I won’t try to teach Vipassana. The purpose of taking the course in entirely experiential. When I return, I can relate my experiences, but I will still be unqualified to teach it. I am planning a trip to Mexico to be still in a quiet town where many Americans reside. I am planning to visit other churches and see how they do things. I have plans to meet with friends in other states. I shall take a sabbath from the weekly activities involved with pastoring a church and I will seek to deepen my strengths in order to participate in expanding the consciousness of Unity Center of Norwalk. I am trusting that the Community will do its best to expand its own individual and collective consciousness while I am away.
Have the best time and I look forward to playing again soon.