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Upcoming Events

Integral Spiritual Practice Group

On Zoom 
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First Wednesday of every month
7:00-8:30pm CT (GMT -5)

Walk the path to spiritual awareness, healing and awakening. You will learn new types of practice and experience the benefits of each. The group will focus on four general types of practice: mindfulness, embodiment-oriented, social meditation, and lovingkindness. Each week, you will learn a new meditation practice and have time to practice. There is time to share your individual journey and to receive personal guidance to help you deepen your practice. Enjoy spiritual community and connection while learning tools to help you go deeper in your personal journey. All are welcome!

 

Introduction to Social Meditation (Tuesday, October 20, 7:30-8:30pm CT)

While the pandemic rages on, we are also in the midst of a mindfulness meditation revolution. This ancient spiritual practice has found modern applications as a tool for stress management, psychological wellness, and awakening. Neuroscience is discovering

that mindfulness meditation causes fundamental changes to our brain and nervous system that restore our natural balance and allow healing of stress-induced states.

In this experiential program, you will explore an emerging form of mindfulness meditation that is particularly suited to our social, relational nature. Called Social Mindfulness Meditation, this approach to meditation leads to inner peace as well as a felt-sense of connection to others that can be deeply renewing after weeks of social distancing. In this introduction, you’ll learn more about how social meditation works as well as the neuroscience behind the practice. Please wear comfortable clothing suitable for light stretching. No prior experience with meditation is necessary.

Find out more and register here.

 

Social Meditation: 4-Week Workshop (4 Tuesdays starting Oct 27, 7:00-8:30pm)

Mindfulness is a path to peace of mind, healing and deepening spiritual awareness. Ultimately, the practice of mindfulness meditation leads to present moment awareness and awakening to our interconnectedness to all life. While traditional meditation practices begin with isolating ourselves from our family and friends, in Social Mindfulness Meditation we meditate in a novel, relational style that is more natural for our social nature. This is done by practicing audibly rather than silently. The result is the same cultivation of deep meditative awareness as in traditional mindfulness plus a sense of connection to the group that is heart-warming and enriching. Meditating in this way gives us a deep sense of connection to self and other, something particularly important for those who have been socially isolating. I hope you will join me for this mindful exploration of deep connection to self and others.

Participants will come away with an established practice of social mindfulness meditation as well as tools for taking mindful awareness into all aspects of your life. Each evening of this experiential program will include meditation time as well as time for discussion and Q & A. Prior meditation experience is helpful but not necessary. Wear comfortable clothing suitable for light stretching. Exact dates: Oct 27 and Nov 10, 17, and 24.

Find out more and register here.

 

Interspiritual Sundays

Every Sunday
9:00 – 10:00am CT (GMT -5)
Online, on Zoom
Donation Basis ($15 suggested)
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Connect with others in the beautiful space that is created when people join in meditation. Interspiritual Sundays is inspired by an interspiritual view that celebrates the common wisdom of the world’s great religious traditions. Each session includes inspiring readings, time for silent meditation, a group lovingkindness meditation, and time for personal sharing. Please join us for this experience of meditation in community. All are welcome!

Curious to know more more about interspirituality? Here are two helpful ways of understanding this growing movement: a description by Joan Borysenko and another on patheos.

 

Centering Prayer Saturdays

Every Saturday
9:30-10:30am CT (GMT -5)
Online, on Zoom
Donation Basis ($10 suggested)
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Join us for Centering Prayer, a contemplative practice from the Christian tradition. Centering Prayer is a silent, meditative practice that leads to a sense of resting in God, in pure Presence beyond words and concepts. Each session opens with check-ins, followed by a Psalm reading and twenty minutes of Centering Prayer. A brief sharing time follows. All are welcome irregardless of spiritual orientation.

For more information about Centering Prayer, this flyer has an excellent overview of the Method. You might also read more on Contemplative Outreach’s site.