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Zen and Everyday Life with Brenda Shoshanna – eCourse

From: October 6, 2014 to October 31, 2014

Starting October 6 and running through October 31, we invite you to join Zen practitioner Brenda Shoshanna for an interactive e-course. We will learn out about zazen (meditation), the heart of Zen practice. We will also receive exercises which allow us to integrate the basic teachings of Zen into our everyday lives. We will explore the nature of koans, confront the hungry ghost, and meet the monkey mind.

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Event Types: eCourse and Recommended Events.

Lean In, Lighten Up and Let Go: Practices for a Deeper Commitment to the Contemplative Life with Mary Dwyer

From: October 6, 2014 to October 31, 2014

This is an interactive online retreat to encourage a life of prayer and practice, both “on the chair” and in daily life. This course will support you in making a deeper commitment to your relationship with God, and strengthen your ability to live the contemplative life through dedication to prayer and practice, all within the normal routines of everyday life.

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Event Types: eCourse and Recommended Events.

Diana Butler Bass in Hendersonville, NC

From: October 10, 2014 to October 12, 2014

Hendersonville- Described by theologian Marcus Borg “as one of the foremost commentators on 21st century Christianity,” Dr. Diana Butler Bass, the final speaker in the semi-annual Walter E. Ashley Lecture Series of 2014 will be featured on Friday, October 10 at 7:00 p.m., Saturday, October 11 at 9 and 11 a.m. and Sunday, October 12 at 9:00 and 10:30 a.m . at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 1735 W. Fifth Ave. An internationally-known author, religious scholar and person of faith, Dr. Bass will be speaking on “Exploring Christianity AFTER Religion” with each of the four sessions being a different aspect of that topic, which is also the title of her most recent book.

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John Dominic Crossan at the Northwest Progressive Christian Conference

From: October 10, 2014 to October 11, 2014

John Dominic Crossan will be the keynote speaker at the Northwest Progressive Christian Conference in Tacoma, Washington on October 10-11, 2014. The event begins with local speakers and discussion on Friday at 1:00 PM with the keynote …

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Event Types: Recommended Events.

The Lecture Series at UCUCC Hosts JSOR | Prostitutes, Virgins & Androgynes, Sex and Gender in Early Christianity

From: October 10, 2014 to October 11, 2014

Modern speculation about sex and gender in the bible is ubiquitous in popular culture. To name just a couple recent examples, Karen King’s announcement of test results on the Jesus’ Wife fragment in April 2014 led to a firestorm of debate and discussion; and the recent South African film Son of Man (2006) imagines women as full disciples of Jesus, even leaders in the movement. Ironically, ancient evidence presents a still more diverse range of possibilities. What are those possibilities and what can they mean for today?

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Event Types: Recommended Events.

Awakened World Film Festival

From: October 27, 2014 to October 30, 2014

  The first ever Awakened World Film Festival is a “spirit-spun” celebration of the emerging opportunities of our times. Something Good is trying to happen! Film, at its best, seduces us with a New Story of what …

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