“The purpose of art is to lay bare the questions that have been concealed by the answers,” James Baldwin wrote. This reading and discussion group will endeavor to lay bare the questions we find in literature, particularly in the contemporary novel. (Creating a core group makes for a fulfilling experience, but attendance at each week is not required.)
This workshop will help participants experience chant as prayer and practice, learning both its spiritual and technical aspects. Through singing, listening, and writing, we will study the components of chant, including Gregorian notation, modes, rhythm, psalmody, and sight-reading.
Writers at this weekend retreat will gain support in using visualization and voice techniques to find the subjects, approaches, and tones that bring forth what they have been longing to put into words. Includes all meals.
The spirituality of Teilhard de Chardin encourages us to ‘see’ our role as ‘co-creators in a co-evolving universe’ in new and creative ways. In this program, we will explore the role of the feminine in spirituality, in theology, and in practice within our faith communities.
Explore the myriad ways that music, poetry, and visual art can spark the imagination and inspire the creative process. In this playful and participation-based workshop, we will view works of art and respond to them by creating our own music, poetry, and prose.
Part presentation, part music listening, part exploration of one’s own values and vision, Lara will share stories, play music, and offer insight into what has inspired her own work. Through individual and group exercises, we’ll reflect on and prioritize our efforts to create healthy communities, and inspire each other in new ways.
The results are in: Cooking en papillote proves that simple can be sophisticated, healthy can be heavenly, and low in fat can be high in flavor. This haute cuisine is ideal for clean and healthy eating, and within the reach of everyone.
Gathered in silence and contemplative practice, we discover a rhythm to walk in these hurried and uncertain times, finding our way home to the Divine Center.
Welcome 2019 with intention by joining this New Year-themed Self-Care Saturday, designed to clear out the old and welcome the new. Embrace your future with clarity, focus, and a feeling of expansiveness through restorative yoga, guided meditation, journaling, and spirit-lifting laughter.
Join us for the ultimate cookie adventure! In this baking demonstration we will witness the creation of: Amazing Coconut Macaroons, the BEST Italian cookies, Sugar Cookies (by your own design), Tea Cakes and Buttery Almond Crescents. Conversations, recipes and tastings are part of this program experience.
The Serenity Prayer is basic to our fellowships, as many people pray it together at the end of each meeting. We pray it in times of confusion or frustration or fear. But what does it mean to live it, to live into it? Come join the conversation.
Intuition is a soulful perception of an inner reality. It assists us to bring forth God’s creative spirit to be incarnated in life-giving expressions. It also can have a dark component of engulfment, from which we need to protect ourselves. This weekend workshop will include input sessions, sharing, and creative expressions through the lens of Jungian psychology.
Tantalize your taste buds by mingling new combinations with special grilled breads. This cooking demonstration menu will include: Cranberry and Brie on Sprouted Wheat; Grilled Eggplant, Spinach and Havarti on Homestyle White; Bacon, White Cheddar and Roasted Tomato on Rosemary Bread; Swiss, Prosciutto and Arugula on Focaccia Bread and Artichoke, Hummus, Turkey and American Cheese on Baguette.
Come spend a few hours experiencing two activities that create a community with others, strengthen your connection to the earth, and allow deeper connection with yourself. The energy of a drumming circle can quiet the mind, release inner stresses, and create harmony. There will also be a meditative labyrinth walk at Wisdom House’s seven-circuit labyrinth.
In this experiential workshop you will be guided to claim the spiritual maturity of later life. Through healing and forgiveness you will release stagnation and empower yourself to become an elder sage. By realizing your holy resilience and transcendence you will harness the power to gift a legacy to future generations centered on acquired grace and wisdom.
For this retreat, participants need to have a basic background in the Enneagram system and know their core number. We will review how each of the nine personalities can let go of ego-motivated patterns of behavior, transform our human compulsions into gifts and liberate the awareness of the true self.
Drumming provides the perfect focus for a meditative experience. Each gathering starts with the setting of our intentions for the session, flows into using a chant with drumming to center the group, and creates the energy of community. Drum rhythms for the use of personal meditation and quieting the mind will also be explored.
Michael W. Higgins, PhD remembers poet, activist, and Trappist monk Thomas Merton in the 50th Anniversary year of his death, this program will explore his contributions to the spiritual imagination. We will explore his legacy to the literary, moral, and mystical imaginations through his life and writings.