We will look at transforming conditioned attitudes into opportunities for spiritual development. Aging helps us to realize that we are more than our body. It helps us to realize who we really are. We will explore how the paradoxes of aging become our pathways to a vital spirituality. A different topic on aging will be covered at each session.
There will be time for reflection, sharing and discussion. Each session is independent of the other sessions (so you can attend all, a few or just one session).
When: Every other Tuesday beginning Oct 15th from 9:30 -11:30 am through Nov 19th. Continuing Feb 18th through March 25th.
Where: Bede’s conference Room
Cost: $15 donation would be appreciated. Add $5 for lunch.
Call 918-245-2734 to reserve a space or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sr. Maryann Greenwald, SSND is a trained chaplain, spiritual and retreat director with experience in Independent, Assisted Living, Skilled Care, and Hospital facilities. Her experience also includes establishing and working with a Commission for the Elderly.
Every month Barbara Schneeberg is inspired by Christian Scripture to offer thoughts and prayers with those who wish to spend a morning in the forest contemplating our connection to the Divine.
Time: 8:30 – 11:30am
Suggested Donation: $20
Note: Please feel free to join the community for noontime prayer and then continue “re-treating” in the forest as you wish. Lunch is available for an additional $5.
918-245-2734 is the number to call and register, or email at email@example.com
Facilitator Barbara Schneeberg is a contemplative at heart, lover of sunrises and all that dwells therein, Benedictine Oblate, graduate of Phillips Theological Seminary, commissioned presenter of Contemplative Outreach, Int’l, and a student at The Living School.
Tenzin Tsepal, a former Tulsa native joins us to lead a retreat on Healing the Mind and Heart at Christmas.
The Buddha said that healing essentially comes from the mind. Therefore it’s important for us to understand the nature of our mind, how it is pure, and separate from the faults that cause mental and physical illness and suffering. Understanding the central role played by karma and mental habits like anger, attachment, selfishness, and guilt helps us to build confidence that they are temporary, adventitious and can be removed. Developing positive attitudes like compassion, self-acceptance, forgiveness and wisdom are the real inner medicines that heal our minds and hearts of the causes of our problems.
We’ll explore the methods and meditations that help heal the mind and body as outlined by the accomplished teacher Kyabje Zopa Rinpoche, in his book Ultimate Healing. Suitable for Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike, and especially relevant for negotiating the holiday season. Please join us to learn the foundation of inner well-being and happiness.
Time: 9:30 – 4pm
Cost: $65, includes lunch
Registration: Call 918/245-2734 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Ven. Tenzin Tsepal was first introduced to Buddhist meditation in high school in 1975. She trained in clinical and administrative healthcare in the U.S. while continuing her practice and study of Buddhism. A life-changing 3-month retreat in 1998 propelled her to live and study in Dharmsala, India for 2 years where she was ordained as a Buddhist nun by His Holiness the Dalai Lama in 2001. She has completed 11 years of the intensive Buddhist Studies Programme at Chenrezig Institute in Queensland, Australia where she currently serves as the Western Teacher.
A five day experiential intensive workshop led by Betsey Beckman and Christine Valters Paintner. We will be exploring tools for integrating the arts and imagination into spiritual direction and other healing ministries.
Our encounters with the holy are rooted in symbol and image and speak the language of dreams. Spiritual direction tends to these encounters and can be deeply enhanced by tools that invite listening to and engaging the inner symbolic life. The focus of this program is on developing the skills of working with the arts and imagination to deepen the work of spiritual direction.
Together we will explore how the healing power of such tools as guided imagery, body awareness, dream work, ritual, poetry, journal writing, visual art, movement, song, and storytelling enrich our own spiritual lives and our work in spiritual direction by giving us access to another language with which to encounter the divine presence within. Participants will develop comfort and skills in using these tools. The program consists of didactic input and time for discussion and reflection on how we see using the arts concretely in our work as spiritual directors.
Also appropriate for counselors, chaplains, teachers, pastors, and others in soul care ministries who want to integrate the arts into their work.
Absolutely no previous art experience necessary — only a willingness to awaken the creative spirit within!
*This educational event provides 33 hours of continuing education that can be applied to the educational hours required by the Board of Chaplaincy Certification Inc.
To apply for a space in the program please go to Christine’s website at www.AbbeyoftheArts.com