Program – Sacred Philanthropy: When You’re Not Bill Gates

Presented by Brooks Smith-Guild III

Dec. 1, 2020 at 7 PM via Zoom

No Cost

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Merton said, “To live well myself is my first and essential contribution ot the well being of all mankind and to the fulfillment of man’s collective identity.”  Yes, his language is from the fifties, but his spirit and message and challenge abides with us.  We will live into the Process of Sacred Philanthropy.  In living well, in living out our high calling, in being faithful to God, others, earth—we are commanded to love not in word alone, but in deed and in truth.   So that means rooting our use of money deeply in our own Passions—those causes we care most about.  Those causes seared into our souls.

While we will reference fundraising—maybe, especially, Nouwen’s The Spirituality of Fund Raising—this time allows each of us to reflect on and commit ourselves out of our own deepest, Spirit driven priorities.

So, we will start with—Passions, then move to Partners, explore Process, examine how to evaluate Projects and end with Pondering/Partying/Praying.

Darwin, Divinity, & Dancing in the Wind

This workshop weaves together the latest scientific understanding of our Cosmos with stories from our Judeo-Christian tradition. We will discover that an Eco-Spiritual lens develops a compassionate creative response to the dynamic dimensions of our unfolding Universe.

Saturday, December 19, 2020 from 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM

Cost is $60 and includes lunch.

You can register here.

For any questions, reach out to Denise Tangney: tangneydenise@gmail.com

Holy Curiosity: The Art of Paying Attention

Presented by Cari Keith

Using Carl Jung as a guide, this program will use dream work, poetry, and mindful walking to explore the psychological and spiritual benefits of curiosity and the practice of pausing to pay attention.

This program will be on Saturday, November 7th from 9:30 to 12:30.

Cost is $30 with Lunch Included

You can register here.

Courageous Faith

Courageous Faith – Presented in Collaboration with Wisdom House

The challenges of this time of great unknowing and spiritual dark night are considerable. How do we meet these challenges?  How do we strengthen our resilience and fearlessness amongst all this suffering and uncertainty?

Join us as we share spiritual practices, insights and resources in dialogue with Cynthia Bourgeault, Ilia Delio and Pema Chodran as guides for the path unfolding before us. 

Saturday, Dec. 5 via Zoom 9:30 am to 3:00 pm. 

Cost: $20.00

You can register here.

For more information, contact Bernice Marie-Daly at  bmdawakenings@sbcglobal.net

Program: Pilgrimage for a Pandemic

Combining the Guild practice of circle sharing with the technology of Zoom, and the narratives of Boccaccio with the model of lectio divina, we are offering a program in which we will use storytelling, others’ and our own, as a way to process the experience of living during a time of pandemic. With the image of Boccaccio’s young storytellers wandering the countryside in mind, The Guild’s Sacred Travel Committee invites you to participate in an event inspired by the Decameron. While Boccaccio’s characters told stories as a way to avoid and escape the plague, we imagine an opportunity for Guild members to enter into the challenges of living in the time of Covid-19 through storytelling.

The Program will run on Wednesday evenings in October from 7:00-9:30 PM

You can register here.

For more information contact Christina Carlson at cmcarlson111@gmail.com

Program – Exploring the Labyrinth: Opening to Wisdom

A highway will be there, called the holy way … it is for those with a journey to make, and on it the redeemed will walk.

Isaiah 35:8,9

Do you find it difficult to sit still in silence or in prayer without your mind wandering all over the place?  Are you attracted to embodied spiritual disciplines where you pray using your body?  Are you drawn to the spiritual practice of pilgrimage?  Do you find yourself yearning for a way to be more centered during this time of uncertainty and unrest?  

Come explore the ancient spiritual practice of walking the labyrinth.  Labyrinths have been used for thousands of years by people around the world and in most religious traditions as aids in meditation and prayer.  Walking the winding path of the labyrinth is a metaphor for our spiritual journey.  This meditative walk can be a way to listen to your soul, to connect to the Divine within.  The sacred space of the labyrinth invites us to a place of healing, self-knowledge, discernment, and co-creation.

In our time together, we will look at the history of labyrinths found around the world and explore how walking the labyrinth can be a spiritual practice.  We’ll look at various ways to walk a labyrinth.  And, of course, we’ll walk the Wisdom House labyrinth.  There will be time for personal reflection and for the sharing of our experiences.

“Solvitur ambulando … It is solved by walking …”

St. Augustine

This program is presented in association with Wisdom House

September 22, 2020 from 9:30 – 11:30

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Program: Poetry 4 Kids

Exposure to free verse poetry offers an opportunity for children to address feelings of loneliness, anxiety, compassion, joy, inclusion, and hope. Along with the rhythm of words and a discussion of the content, children will be exposed to a meditative practice of art for expression. Creativity allows one to find their unique voice, listen deeply and experience their somatic wisdom. Featuring Newbury Award Winning Book Full Cicada Moon.

Join us via Zoom from 4-5:30 on 10/5, 10/13, 10/19, and 10/26.
The cost is $40; Donations are also accepted.
You can register here.
Any questions? Reach out to Denise Tangney at tangneydenise@gmail.com