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December 2020

You must have attended the Buddhist Teachings (Part One) on November 18th to register for this event.
Those who choose to participate in the Council of All Beings enter the experience to personally deepen the teachings offered in Part One, “Buddhist Teachings for Deep Ecology.”  This ritual invites you to step beyond your human self and assume the identity of another member of the Earth community.

Throughout our life we experience the loss of people, places and things. We will take time to reflect on our losses and to discover how loss can lead to greater wholeness and holiness.

This live stream ecumenical service will be held to honor family and friends who have died. We are planning to honor our deceased loved ones by displaying a personalized ornament on a tree. This live-streamed service is a living memorial and provides an opportunity for you and your family to experience a new and meaningful ritual.

Has a piece of music ever transported you to another time or place? Has music been a refuge or a source of fun, celebration, and community? Music has the power to lift and soothe the soul and gives courage in the face of difficult times.

Like the seasons of the Earth that shift and change in nature, our lives of faith are also cyclical and invite us to "pause," breathe into and appreciate the season. This is the second of our four session virtual micro-retreat that will invite participants to be attentive, compassionate,  pause and appreciate each faith based "season" as it mirrors the natural changing cycle of seasons.

Join us to  honor the longest and shortest day of the year. We'll share reflections, poetry, and song for this special night. This online event will be facilitated by Eric Anglada.

January 2021

In our dark and precarious times, let’s delve into the poetry and prose of Kentucky farmer, Wendell Berry (1934-). Berry is arguably today’s most lyrical, passionate, and important prophet writing today. We’ll explore his life and explorations on land, race, spirituality, health and crisis.

The practice of meditation has become so popularized that it  promises to offer some desired outcome. A kind of commodity we purchase for a particular purpose. When, in fact, the practice of meditation is a way of being in our lives with less fear and greater compassion.

Weaving together science specific to Alzheimer's disease, spirituality, and the artful practice of improvisation, this introductory workshop/presentation offers caregivers an experience that is informative, inspiring, empowering, and engaging. Participants will learn the most important technique for communicating with persons living with Alzheimer's or dementia: Accepting what is.

Words Matter. In the workplace and at home - in school, in government, and in faith-based settings - the language that we use shapes what we see as real ... and what we see as possible.
For millennia, women have been relegated to the margins in descriptions of the divine. What are the consequences of this invisibility? How does this exclusion impact not just women's experience of religion, but psychological development as a whole.

In light of the challenges of our times, it is worthwhile to look back to another extremely challenging time and hear the voices of those who found meaning in their suffering. We will be looking at the lives and words of women like Edith Stein, Anne Frank, Etty Hillesum, and Corrie Ten Boom

February 2021

Embracing the Chaos (via Zoom)

February 6, 2021 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

How often do we feel at the mercy of the events of our lives? Does it seem like the chaos is what is running the show! So much of our emotional, physical and, especially, spiritual energies are spent trying to limit and control chaos. In this retreat, we will explore how what we refer to as chaos is really the "stuff" of our spiritual growth.

National Book Award finalist. Melds history with reportage and memoir. "It's hard to imagine there will be a better, more compelling look at Indian country than this one anytime soon." (The Daily Beast). 450 pages.

Catholic Worker movement co-founder Dorothy Day (1897-1980) and Trappist monk Thomas Merton (1915-1968) are two of the most significant spiritual figures of the 20th century, uniting a passion for the interior life with efforts towards social transformation.

Like the seasons of the Earth that shift and change in nature, our lives of faith are also cyclical and invite us to "pause," breathe into and appreciate the season. This is the third of our four session virtual micro-retreat that will invite participants to be attentive, compassionate,  pause and appreciate each faith based "season" as it mirrors the natural changing cycle of seasons.

March 2021

Join Renee McArdle for a discussion on her book,  "The Mother God Returns: The rise, fall, and recovery of the feminine divine." For millenia, women have been relegated to the margins in description of the divine. What are the consequences of this invisibility? How does this exclusion impact not just women's experience of religion, but psychological development as a whole.

Catholic Worker movement co-founder Dorothy Day (1897-1980) and Trappist monk Thomas Merton (1915-1968) are two of the most significant spiritual figures of the 20th century, uniting a passion for the interior life with efforts towards social transformation. They were also friends and correspondents.

Catholic Worker movement co-founder Dorothy Day (1897-1980) and Trappist monk Thomas Merton (1915-1968) are two of the most significant spiritual figures of the 20th century, uniting a passion for the interior life with efforts towards social transformation. They were also friends and correspondents.

April 2021

Like the seasons of the Earth that shift and change in nature, our lives of faith are also cyclical and invite us to "pause," breathe into and appreciate the season. This is the last of our four session virtual micro-retreat that will invite participants to be attentive, compassionate,  pause and appreciate each faith based "season" as it mirrors the natural changing cycle of seasons.

Winner of the John Burroughs Medal Award for Natural History Writing. “This is so much more than a book about mosses. This is a Native American woman speaking. This is a mother's story. This is science revealed through the human psyche. Hers is a spectacularly different view of the world, and her true voice needs to be heard” (Janisse Ray).

June 2021

Pulitzer Prize finalist. Winner of PEN/Hemingway. "It places Native American voices front and center" (NPR). "An astonishing literary debut" (Margaret Atwood).

August 2021

"Hogan brings her feeling for language and story to these quietly beautiful and provocative musings on the nature of nature" (Booklist).

October 2021

"Curtice is a brave truth-teller and a prophetic voice we need to be listening to, and Native is a book that will guide us toward a better future" (Richard Rohr).

December 2021

New York Times bestseller. "Louise Erdrich is one our era's most powerful literary voices ... In The Night Watchman Erdrich's blend of spirituality, gallows humor, and political resistance is at play." (Christian Science Monitor).

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