Pilgrimage for a Pandemic
Wednesdays in October
7:00-8:30 PM EDT
Virtual Meeting via Zoom
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.
For more information contact Christina Carlson at firstname.lastname@example.org
POETRY FOR KIDS
CALLING ALL MIDDLE-SCHOOLERS!
JOIN GRANDMA DEE AS SHE READS
FULL CICADA MOON
OCTOBER 5, OCTOBER 13, OCTOBER 19, AND OCTOBER 26, 2020
4:00 PM -5:30 PM EDT
VIRTUAL MEETING VIA ZOOM
Join Grandma Dee as she reads the coming of age, Newberry Award winning book Full Cicada Moon by Marilyn Hilton._ Mimi dreams of becoming an astronaut in this stirring verse novel about the struggle to fit in and the need to stand up for what’s right. The reading, art and meditative offering will provide an opportunity for children to address feelings of compassion, joy, anxiety, inclusion, and hope. Creativity will help your loved one find their unique voice, listen deeply, and experience their somatic wisdom. Isn’t that what the Guild is all about!
For more information email Dr. Denise Tangney at email@example.com
Special Event: Exploring White Privilege
A DISCUSSION LED BY DR. BERNICE MARIE-DALY AP III
FOUR MONDAYS: JULY 20, 27, AUGUST 3, AND 10
10:30 AM EST TO NOON
For those deeply concerned about how ‘whiteness’ sculpts self and society, we invite participants to greater awareness through reflective exercises and experiences examining the ways unconscious internalized white privilege impacts our lives and society at large. Approached through the lens of deep listening, expressed with personal integrity and compassion, our awakenings dare us to commit to self-transformation and to work towards creating a just, sustainable and compassionate world. White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk about Race by Robin Di Angelo will guide our explorations.
Facilitator: Bernice Marie-Daly Bernice Marie-Daly, Ph.D., an educator and retreat facilitator, holds degrees in Spirituality & Psychology, Counseling and Philosophy and is a certified Core Energetics Instructor & Practitioner. As founder and director of Awakenings: The New School for Women’s Spirituality, Bernice facilitated in-depth programming in women’s spirituality, justice-making and the arts. Author of Ecofeminism: Sacred Matter/Sacred Mother (The American Teilhard Association) and co-author of Created in Her Image: Models of the Feminine Divine, Bernice taught interdisciplinary courses in Environmental Studies & Women’s Studies at Fairfield University and World Religions at Norwalk Community College. She has been a member of The Guild for Spiritual Guidance for over thirty-five years.
STEPPING OVER THE THRESHOLD TO ELDERHOOD
A PROGRAM CO-SPONSORED WITH SAGE-ING INTERNATIONAL
This program will include 6 Saturdays from 2:00-3:30 pm EDT.
August 15, August 22, September 5, September 12, September 26, October 3 – 2020
Aging is a developmental stage as powerful as the stages of childhood, adolescence and adulthood. Moving from one stage to another is an expansion of awareness and being in the world. In our culture, the images of aging often keep us frozen in an adult stage of development while our bodies are clearly aging. The program will include a series of eight- 1 ½ hour workshop sessions using Zoom. Sessions will be recorded for those who can’t attend a session. The workshops are highly interactive and engaging. The topics will explore the processes and techniques that move us with meaning into the developmental stage of aging and living fully as an elder. Weekly topics in this program include:
- Reframing Images of Aging
- Qualities of a Wise Elder
- Aging as a Spiritual Journey
- Harvesting Life’s Wisdom
- The Gift of Forgiveness
- Embracing Grief
- Facing Our Mortality
- Service and Legacy
HOW TO LIVE YOUR LIFE IN A CIRCLE: AN EXPLANATION OF THE MYCELIUM WEB AND WHY IT MATTERS
OFFERED IN COLLABORATION WITH THE NORTHEAST GUILD FOR SPIRITUAL FORMATION
SATURDAY, AUGUST 8, 2020, 7:00-8:30 PM EDT
VIRTUAL MEETING VIA ZOOM
Since the beginning of time, human cultures have honored an interconnected web of life. This great spirit is found in the mycelium in the soil and it also forms our bodies and who we are because we have emerged from the soil. Nature exists in a lifecycle of growth, death, and rebirth and the interconnected mycelial networks provide an invisible link that creates the conditions for this miracle of living and breathing life to thrive on Earth. We live in an ecology of great consciousness.
Spiritual transformations also use the same circular metaphors. Through deep discussion and somatic meditation, we will attempt to rise to the monumental ecological and spiritual challenges of our time. Only through reciprocity with nature and our fellow humans, can we build a regenerative culture. Without an understanding of our interconnections, we will disintegrate into civil war, zero sum tribalism and possibly the collapse of advanced technological civilization. Understanding the web of life and its natural wisdom can save us from the curse of greed, envy, isms, and stupidity.
This embodied experience explores ways in which our hearts can become the generating force of the relational energy that radiates out into the world and branches down into earth.
The cost is $30