Painting the ensō is a koan in motion. Pick up the brush and get ready to leap into this moment. No experience or talent is needed; laughter and encouragement are guaranteed! Come learn the practice of grinding ink/loading brush, practice the immediacy of putting ink to paper, explore the honesty of working with these ancient materials, and discover how much can be revealed in painting a simple circle.
Our retreat day will be an exploration into the Christian understanding of human growth and development fully realized. Jesus gave us tools and teachings that assist us in this work. We will explore those teachings and practices that are essential. Aided by the Spirit sent to us, we can become, as Jesus was, a fully developed human being.
New questions provoke new language to open our theological imaginations to fresh insights. This course journeys toward the 25th anniversary of the transformative 1993 Re-Imagining Conference using texts by ecofeminist theologian Elizabeth Johnson, CSJ, and process theologian Catherine Keller. Johnson nourishes the Creed with the living tradition of her book She Who Is and helps us recognize the Spirit in our experience. Keller leads us beyond the binary, the absolute and the dissolute, to the resolute, to commitment and action.
Are you dreaming of having a labyrinth of your own, making a temporary labyrinth for an event, or helping your school or church create a labyrinth? This morning workshop will explore labyrinth design considerations, materials, site, orientation and more. Experience making several labyrinth styles and learn what makes a viable design. No experience needed. Bring your notebook, ideas or simply come ready for creative fun.
Monthly drop-in sessions led by Elizabeth Jarrett Andrew focus on different aspects of writing spiritual memoir: themes that commonly arise, craft techniques, challenges and joys of the writing process, and practices for opening our work to the spirit’s movement. Sessions include writing exercises, examples from leading and emerging writers, lecture, and small group conversation.
Join the Justice Commission Native American Awareness Working Group and Wisdom Ways Center for Spirituality of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet & Consociates in conversation and celebration with Minnesota’s first Native American Supreme Court Justice.
Come experience the latest body of work by Minnesota brush artist Bob Schmitt, as he explores the essence of the traditional zen simple circle (the ensō), the reality of being present to the moment with brush and ink, and the mysteries that can be brought to light in a single brush stroke.