Please join longtime writing buddies, Carolyn Holbrook and Diane Wilson, for a reading and a discussion of their friendship and their newest books: Carolyn’s essay collection, Tell Me Your Names and I Will Testify; and Diane’s forthcoming novel, The Seed Keeper.
Seven short verses are sung before the Magnificat during the Evening Prayer of the Church on the seven days before the vigil of Christmas. Each begins with the exclamation “O”. Each ends with a plea for the Messiah to come.
In these pre-recorded Advent Evensongs spanning the four Sundays of Advent, Lumina Women’s Ensemble will progressively sing through the first four O Antiphons: Wisdom, Adonai, Radix Jesse, and Clavis David as well as feature a Marian motet
Contemplation, as the Buddhist priest and poet Issa illustrates, is a field of intimacy, and writing is one entrance. Guest writer Kyoko Katayama, in conversation with Elizabeth Jarrett Andrew, will share observations about writing as a mindfulness practice and offer writing exercises that encourage deep listening, responsive creating, and open-hearted becoming.
Savor an evening of beauty and reflection, anchoring us in the hope that both poetry and music offer to us. Join poet Michael Dennis Browne as he interweaves music clips and words in a virtual reading from his new book Build Me a Boat, which gathers words that Browne has written for music over the past fifty years.
Start or continue to work toward antiracism by identifying internalized narratives, inviting body awareness, and engaging presence practices in this three-part online workshop. Together, we will explore racism not as a personal choice but as a collective, often subconscious reality that affects literally every person who grew up in Western cultures. Like our Enneagram types, racism tells a story of who we are that is incomplete.
In this online course, theologian Elizabeth Johnson rethinks and reimagines the mystery of God in our unfinished world and fraught times. Her book Creation and the Cross engages us seekers in critical and creative dialogue with Anselm’s feudal metaphor that makes Jesus’ death necessary to restore his Father’s honor. No metaphor is adequate to express the mystery of God. In our culture today, satisfaction theory turns God into an abusive father and makes Jesus a victim
This course is a contemplative journey into 9 themes that converge when the 9 Enneagram types are aligned with ancient wisdom from the Tao Te Ching. Each theme is a spiritual pathway that illuminates ancient wisdom and speaks to our contemporary life-challenges. And, each theme invites us into the dynamic Enneagram that releases us from our constricted dominant type.
In this online class, artist Bob Schmitt will lead three reflective conversations around these questions, inviting us more deeply into a practice of hope. The starting point will be his massive 15′ x 2′ painting of dawn at Mather Point, Grand Canyon.
It is so easy to find oneself on high alert, tense and exhausted by living through times with high levels of uncertainty and change. Our bodies so easily flip into a fight-or-flight mode, blocking our creativity, love, resilience, and hope. The antidote is to find ways to come home deeply to ourselves. At home in our bodies. Deeply at home in nature. At home in the universe and the unfolding story of the cosmos. At home even in the midst of our present evolutionary crisis.