I regularly facilitate healing circles and retreats, and offer classes and workshops in a variety of community and academic settings. Topics include: Mysticism & Social Change, Sustaining the Soul of Activism, Deepening the Well (multifaith spiritual formation), and several different courses on the life and work of Dr. Howard Thurman.
I have a part-time counseling practice engaging spiritual wisdom for healing, growth, and empowerment.
An earlier version of my essay "Mysticism and Social Action: The Ethical Demands of Oneness" from the book Anchored in the Current: Discovering Howard Thurman as Educator, Activist, Guide and Prophet is linked here.
For more than 18 years I have collaborated with Destiny Muhammad aka the "Harpist from the Hood." Here is a 26 minute guided healing meditation from our CD "Inner Oasis." (You can hear more of Destiny's work in some of the videos below.)
SAVE THE DATE - Spirit, Sound & Silence healing retreat via zoom! Saturday, Jan. 28, 2023 (10a - 2p Pacific Time)
Living in the Both-And
"Living in the Both-And: Despair and Possibility in Perilous Times" presented at Thrive East Bay on May 6, 2018 in Oakland, CA. Featuring a closing musical performance by Destiny Muhammad.
Inner Oasis Meditation
A short guided healing meditation by Rev. Liza, with music by harpist Destiny Muhammad and the Pacific ocean (c) 2011.
A Prayer at the Year's End
As we enter the long nights, and vision for the coming year, this prayer is an offer of blessing from Dr. Liza. (Open license beats by The Passion HiFi and photo by Ryan Hutton via UnSplash.)
This April 2021 interview by Kay Richae focused on mystic spirituality, social justice, and soul's purpose, referencing the teachings of Ghanaian mystic Brother Ishmael Tetteh and Dr. Howard Thurman.