Join the Justice Commission Native American Awareness Working Group and Wisdom Ways Center for Spirituality of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet & Consociates in conversation and celebration with Minnesota’s first Native American Supreme Court Justice.
Come experience the latest body of work by Minnesota brush artist Bob Schmitt, as he explores the essence of the traditional zen simple circle (the ensō), the reality of being present to the moment with brush and ink, and the mysteries that can be brought to light in a single brush stroke.
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
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.