Behold: Writing as the spiritual practice of paying attention
Thursdays, February 23, March 29, April 26, 6:30-8:30pm
Writing invites us to pay attention, to behold the wonders, the sorrows and the grace present in our world. This series engages writing as a spiritual practice, using stories, poetry, visual images, myths and teachings from world religions to awaken our capacity to behold. No writing experience needed.
Behold, the Wonder All Around Us
How do we keep ourselves available to wonder? As we pause to behold, how do we also prepare our hearts to recognize the wonder all around.
With Eyes Wide Open
Beholding the world also means bearing witness to its sorrows and injustices. How do we listen with “eyes wide open,” as the poet Sam Hamill says, learning what we need to know to find our way to peace and hope and justice?
Behold, the Gift of Grace
“What is grace?” Augustine asked and then confessed, “I know until you ask me; when you ask me, I do not know." We’ll explore grace as the breath of new possibilities
that sometimes seems as evasive as it is ever present.
Presenter: Karen Hering, Wisdom Ways’ 2012 writer-in-residence, leads programs and retreats that engage writing as a spiritual practice and a tool for social action. A published writer and ordained minister, her written reflections appear in the current and recent Wisdom Ways catalogs.
WHEN: Thursday evenings, February 23, March 29, April 26, 6:30-8:30pm
COST: $75/series, $30/session