This retreat explores the philosophy and practices of the Chakra System, one of the many sacred gifts given to us by God to be understood, nurtured and practiced in our spiritual journey. Experience its value in your own journey, practice and ministry. By truly understanding the beauty of the chakras in your own life, you can bring a deeper understanding and compassion to your life’s work.
Learn about the interesting history and modern adaptations of these graceful, meandering pathways, how they differ from mazes, and how to locate dozens of public labyrinths in the Twin Cities area. Come learn ways to introduce the labyrinth in your setting or deepen your experience to a broader use of the labyrinth in your work and life.
Inspired by poetry, stories, images and ancient wisdom teachings, Karen Hering will use guided writing, conversation and other reflective activities to cultivate our courageous engagement with the unknowns of the year ahead and our creative participation in shaping what emerges over time
Rumi scholar and interpreter Fatemeh Keshavarz and musician Jessika Kenney will create a deeply meditative evening that touches the soul and makes space for the liminal mysteries that unfold throughout this season. The threads of hope that fill Rumi’s lines will inspire us to reach beyond our knowing, toward a vision for humanity that is beautiful, courageous and pregnant with God.
This exploration of Iranian literature and society from scholar, teacher, and poet Fatemeh Keshavarz challenges popular perceptions of present-day Iran as a society bereft of vitality and joy.
As we mark the 500th Commemoration of the Reformation, what do Martin Luther and a contemporary feminist Catholic theologian have to tell us about Mary’s Magnificat? Together we will read, sing, and delve into Mary’s song in Luke 1:46-55.
Come for this one-hour screening documenting the life of Thomas Keating, an influential spiritual leader and a founder of Centering Prayer. Interweaving historical footage, biographical documentation, interviews with friends and colleagues, and extensive conversation with Fr. Keating himself, the film traces a fascinating personal and spiritual life.
Creating labyrinths for finger walking is a spiritual process that yields a usable labyrinth that can be an art piece or a one-of-kind gift of functional art.
Enjoy a meditative experience that will help you enter more deeply into the season of Advent with an open and courageous heart. Images of Chartres Cathedral from author and photographer Jill Geoffrion invite you to contemplate the meaning of your life, faith, and purpose while celebrating the release of her new book, Visions of Mary: Art, Devotion, and Beauty at the Chartres Cathedral.
P.S. Duffy, Kyoko Katayama, Susan Power, Vanessa Ramos, Jim Robinson, Roseanne Pereira, and Sieglinda Gassman will share stories and readings, and Elizabeth Jarrett Andrew will launch her new book Living Revision: A Writer’s Craft as Spiritual Practice.