The Welcoming Prayer is a simple and practical way to let go of the afflictive emotions that arise regularly. This is a discipline for daily life which originated through Centering Prayer, as a supplemental practice during active times. Join us as we learn through practice this way of being present to reality by being free from the painful narratives that frequently hold us captive.
Painting the ensō is a koan in motion. Pick up the brush and get ready to leap into this moment. No experience or talent is needed; laughter and encouragement are guaranteed! Come learn the practice of grinding ink/loading brush, practice the immediacy of putting ink to paper, explore the honesty of working with these ancient materials, and discover how much can be revealed in painting a simple circle.
Our retreat day will be an exploration into the Christian understanding of human growth and development fully realized. Jesus gave us tools and teachings that assist us in this work. We will explore those teachings and practices that are essential. Aided by the Spirit sent to us, we can become, as Jesus was, a fully developed human being.
New questions provoke new language to open our theological imaginations to fresh insights. This course journeys toward the 25th anniversary of the transformative 1993 Re-Imagining Conference using texts by ecofeminist theologian Elizabeth Johnson, CSJ, and process theologian Catherine Keller. Johnson nourishes the Creed with the living tradition of her book She Who Is and helps us recognize the Spirit in our experience. Keller leads us beyond the binary, the absolute and the dissolute, to the resolute, to commitment and action.
Are you dreaming of having a labyrinth of your own, making a temporary labyrinth for an event, or helping your school or church create a labyrinth? This morning workshop will explore labyrinth design considerations, materials, site, orientation and more. Experience making several labyrinth styles and learn what makes a viable design. No experience needed. Bring your notebook, ideas or simply come ready for creative fun.
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. Sessions include writing exercises, examples from leading and emerging writers, lecture, and small group conversation.
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.