How do rituals and ancestral stories carry us? How does writing reflect those stories? Carolyn Holbrook and a panel of writers of color and indigenous writers will probe these questions in a More Than a Single Story conversation.
Come explore the body using breath awareness, postures, movement, and non-judgmental observation. Together we’ll not only release tension but also integrate mind, body, and heart to illumine the peace within. Bring comfortable clothing to experience easy postures that will support spiritual body connections and which can easily be connected to practices you can continue at home.
A rare portrait of the coming-of-age of a Muslim teen, Mariam addresses Islamophobia, the diversity of the Muslim experience, the choice of some Muslim women to wear the hijab, and the assimilation and acceptance of Muslims in the west. Written and directed by Saudi filmmaker and former Washington Post Gulf correspondent Faiza Ambah, the film was awarded the Special Jury Prize at the 2015 Dubai International Film Festival.
The Welcoming Prayer is a simple and practical way to let go of the afflictive emotions that arise regularly. This is a discipline for daily life which originated through Centering Prayer, as a supplemental practice during active times. Join us as we learn through practice this way of being present to reality by being free from the painful narratives that frequently hold us captive.