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January 2017

Poetry to Lift Your Spirits

Poetry — read aloud, written, or contemplated — celebrates an upwelling of life and spirit. It is wholehearted, full-bodied, all-encompassing. You can pick up a volume of poems, open it to any page, and suddenly find yourself blown into a world full of awe, wonder, marvel — even if the setting happens to be great difficulty.

We invite you enjoy a month’s worth of daily poems to lift your spirits. Roger Housden, bestselling author of the Ten Poems to Change Your Life series, will be our guide through this collection of spiritually inspiring poetry. In each email you will receive:

Start:
January 1, 2017
End:
January 31, 2017
Location:
Online eCourse
Register:
$59.95

Do you want to explore your SPIRITUAL LIFE?

Do you feel compelled to be more spiritual? Are you seeking a relationship or connection to an understanding of God that makes sense to you? Is there something calling to you, but you can’t find the words to name and claim it?

Start:
January 3, 2017
End:
March 31, 2017
Location:
Online eCourse
Register:
$800

Journey into the Light

We invite you to join with us in making 2017 a time to enliven our individual and community practices, all the while connected to a worldwide contemplative community of shared intention: spiritual companions practicing and consenting to the contemplative life ever deeper together.

This year-long subscription series for $225 includes the following retreats and community opportunities: Two online retreats during the liturgical cycles of Lent and Advent, and one online retreat during Ordinary Time. Between the e-courses, subscribers will receive a weekly meditation for reflection and sharing in an online Practice Group.

Start:
January 8, 2017
End:
December 31, 2017
Location:
Online eCourse
Register:
$225

The Practice of Compassion – A Multifaith Guide

Compassion is a feeling deep within ourselves, a “quivering of the heart,” when we find ourselves affected by the suffering of others. Buddha, Jesus, and Muhammad are the most well known exemplars of compassion, which is the central ethical virtue in the religions which sprang from their teachings. It is also a core value for other great religions of the world.

Compassion is more than a feeling. Compassion is a spiritual practice, and you can get better at it over time. The world’s religious and spiritual traditions offer us specific ways to do this. This e-course will teach you how you can be a compassionate, caring presence to those suffering in your community and the wider world and even to yourself. It will give you antidotes to attitudes that hinder compassion — all those “isms” like racism, sexism, ageism, classism, and nationalism.

Start:
January 16, 2017
End:
February 23, 2017
Location:
Online eCourse
Register:
$59.95

“Then they came for me….” Progressive Christians Pray in Solidarity with Muslims at Mosques Inauguration Day

Progressive Christians Pray in Solidarity with Muslims at Mosques on Inauguration Day, January 20th at 1 pm

Start:
January 20, 2017 1:00 PM
End:
January 20, 2017
Location:
Various

How to Bring Balance and Compassion to Life

Compassionate action first requires self-compassion. In this course, participants are encouraged to fuel themselves so that they, in turn, can bring their compassion and talents into the world. Rich with metaphors and insights from masters of the art of living, this course offers practical, do-able, and effective methods for attending to the body, spirit, and mind. Acknowledging life’s challenges, “How to Bring Balance and Compassion and to Life” proposes that minor shifts can create major change. These minor shifts can be implemented immediately. Imagine making shifts such as: accepting yourself a little more and rejecting yourself a little less; increasing your gratitude and decreasing your expectations; releasing some things and opening-up to others. You can give more to others when you have more to give, please join us!

Start:
January 23, 2017
End:
February 28, 2017
Location:
Online eCourse
Register:
$99

GladdeningLight Symposium 2017

GladdeningLight annual symposium of art and spirit with bestselling author, beloved teacher & Franciscan activist Richard Rohr, Haitian surrealist painter Frantz Zéphirin and world music trio Free Planet Radio.

Participate for as little as $30 (Friday night’s lecture) to $330 (all symposium activities including Thursday’s artists reception, Friday’s hosted exhibition and the weekend’s essential sessions with Father Richard + planned special events to be announced).

Winter Park, Florida is twenty-five minutes by taxi from Orlando International Airport. A car will not be necessary, as all Symposium events are within walking distance or served by shuttle from host hotels.

Start:
January 26, 2017
End:
January 29, 2017
Location:
All Saints Episcopal Church
Thomas Center
338 E Lyman Avenue
Winter Park FL
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Spiritual Psychology Course – Tree of Life

Learn the blueprint of your inner Tree of Life to identify your Soul’s Mission. Breakthrough blocks that sabotage your Mission and discover spiritual practices to support and sustain your heart’s passion. With storytelling, ritual, meditations, spiritual practices, drumming, chanting, family genograms and lineage healing and work with Megan’s Sacred Robes. Includes: 4 Live weekends, 4 group calls, Megan’s Book, exclusive access to online program, free astrology session and personality testing and much more…

Start:
January 26, 2017
End:
April 30, 2017
Location:
Redwood City CA
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