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
Zen art expresses the inexpressible as it helps to transform the way we see ourselves in the world. It is both the ultimate statement and the beginning of the journey all at once. The form of the circle is iconic to the formation of many languages, be it as a symbol for the moon, the sun, the wheel of reality. Known as the ensō in Japan, it is the most common subject of zen calligraphy. Its essence can be difficult to grasp.
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.
These O Antiphons, as they are known, were composed in the seventh or eighth century when monks put together texts from the Old Testament which looked forward to the coming of our salvation. They form a rich mosaic of scriptural images, and became very popular in the Middle Ages.