Join Mark Nepo for a deeper conversation and reflection around recognizing and encouraging community. Explore the power of community, how the life of connection can add more meaning to our lives, and how to develop care-based communities.
What brings us together? What throws us apart? How do we inhabit what we have in common as well as what makes us unique, in ways that deepen our daily practice of service and compassion? Beloved poet, teacher, and storyteller Mark Nepo attempts to answer these questions in his new book, More Together than Alone: Discovering the Power and Spirit of Community in Our Lives and in the World.
Learn about the extraordinary life and legacy of one of the most important religious figures of the 20th century. Backs Against The Wall is produced and directed by Martin Doblmeier. Doblmeier will introduce the film. A facilitated conversation among five Twin Cities leaders will explore the vision that Thurman lived and worked towards.
Reading More Together Than Alone by Mark Nepo, we will reflect on, personalize and seek to expand men’s relationship within their communities. Our three facilitators each bring a special background and appreciation for exploring how community-building begins among a committed group gathering to explore and discuss vibrant ideas.
Puentes concerts are centered around Latinx culture, stories and community. “Island Baroque” will feature rarely performed early music and traditional polyphonic vocal music from the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and surrounding regions played on period instruments. Highlights include gems by Cuban 18th-century composer Esteban Salas.
This public talk will explore the unitive and contemplative wisdom at the heart of the teachings of Jesus. We’ll look at the ways the Church has lost sight of Jesus’ own path of transformation, and how we can reclaim and reset it within an emerging evolutionary and interspiritual paradigm today.
How does gender shape who you are, how you perceive others, and how the world understands you — or doesn’t? As society wakes up to the exquisite variety of gender identity, you are invited to explore what that means. Transgender people are experiencing unprecedented momentum as well as dangerous backlash in their fight for safety, visibility, and acceptance, and it is more important than ever to show up as an informed and active ally to people of all genders.
Interpretation matters. The insights readers find in the scriptures depend on the questions we bring to the text. The bible can seem hopelessly dated, silencing women, accepting slavery, using male images of God, but as women have become theologians and scripture scholars their new methods actively engage today’s readers in critical and creative dialog with scripture.
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.
Minnesota brush painter Bob Schmitt brings landscape paintings capturing iconic Minnesota scenes interpreted through his training in and practice of Chinese brush painting.