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July 2018

A Blessed Life

In this e-course, course leader Donald Altman broadens these Buddhist teachings to include wisdom from other wisdom traditions — since all the traditions embrace them. When he thinks of working with the ten enlightened principles, he is reminded of a favorite quote from Sufi mystic Inayat Khan, who said, “Freedom is not the path to freedom; discipline is the path to freedom.”

Start:
July 2, 2018
End:
July 27, 2018
Location:
Online eCourse

A Renaissance of Rituals

Many of us yearn for the kind of beauty, meaning, and coherence reflected in traditional rituals. We admire cultures which give ceremony and celebration their proper places in the center of the private and public lives of the people. We marvel at the stories of Celtic men and women who structured their days and deeds around blessings and prayers. We are deeply moved by the ways Native Americans honor the traditions of their ancestors with regularity and respect. We are inspired to hear of a tribe in east Africa in which ritual fosters the art of true intimacy even before birth.

Start:
July 2, 2018
End:
August 31, 2018
Location:
Online eCourse
Register:
$25

The Wild Goose Festival

It’s hard to sum up in a few words. We try, when we say things like: it’s a 4-day Spirit, Justice, Music and Arts Festival. But it’s so much more than that.

Author Brian McLaren sums it up this way:“At Wild Goose, people flock together to celebrate a way of life rooted in faith, justice, creativity, and beauty. It’s like a family reunion where you meet relatives you never knew you had. It’s a wild and wonderful convergence of stimulating conversations, campfires, music, kids, art, lawn chairs, prayer, fun, dance, frisbees, tents, food, sunshine, rain, laughter, and fresh air. There’s nothing like it, and I look forward to it as one of the best weeks of my year.”

Start:
July 12, 2018
End:
July 15, 2018
Location:
Hot Springs NC
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Wisdom Camp -A pop-up retreat for mystical misfits

Are you an activist, artist, or other change-maker?

Or maybe a caring neighbor, an overworked worker, or a busy parent?

Then you know how challenging it can be to maintain your spirit and verve while putting yourself out into the world.

Start:
July 13, 2018
End:
July 13, 2018
Location:
Wild Goose Festival
Hot Springs NC
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