Oct
23
to Oct 31

Conscience and Consciousness: Issues in Moral Theology

Presented by Gerald Coleman, SS
This three-part course offering introduces the development of a well-formed conscience from a psychological perspective as well as from Catholic tradition. It further explores how to make an informed judgment of conscience. Within this context, beginning of life and end of life issues are discussed, along with pastoral considerations related to these issues.
October 23, 30, 31, 10AM–Noon
Cost: $120

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Oct
23
to Dec 4

Life to the Full: Discerning What's Next in My Life, Ministry, or Career

Presented by James Briggs
This course will help participants to discern their future direction.  It includes: identifying individual gifts, talents, and charisms; clarifying the purpose to which one feels called to put their giftedness and the work setting where one can be happiest and most productive;  learning the most effective ways of communicating one’s goals to those with responsibility for hiring or assignment decisions.
October 23, 1-3PM, November 15, 1-3PM, November 29, 10AM-Noon, December 4, 10AM-Noon
Cost: $120

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Oct
24
10:00am10:00am

Coming Home to Who You Are

Presented by David Richo, Ph.D., M.F.T.
We already possess everything we need to have satisfying relationships and a happy, fulfilling life; we can learn how to bring forth our love and natural wisdom—which includes our innate kindness, understanding, and courage. We can appreciate our true self and remain aware of how our entitled ego sometimes gets in the way. We can form a healthy ego, a self-esteem that makes us more loving and wiser too.  This course focuses on appreciating our true self and nurturing the best in ourselves and our relationships.
October 24, 10AM-3PM
Cost: $95 (lunch included)

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Oct
30
to Oct 31

What Will You Do with Your Life on Earth? Dante's Guide to Freedom

Presented by Nicole Pagano

Perhaps you find yourself in a transition navigating a loss, a leaving, or an illness. Or maybe a subtler change is happening and what was once familiar is now elusive. What if a wise and beautiful work of art could appear, ready to help you face life’s challenges and inspire a way forward?

The Divine Comedy, Dante’s poem from the 13th century, traverses the afterlife to offer an extraordinary view on humanity. His Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradiso teem with souls experiencing freedom in varying degrees. We, the readers, learn from these spirits with Dante as our guide and, by the poem’s last lines, we are called to exercise our freedom and engage our imagination anew. After seeing the ruins, rigors, and revelations of the hereafter, can we employ that newfound freedom to make more loving and just relationships with ourselves, our neighbors, our world, and our God?

What will you do with the rest of your life on Earth?
October 30 & 31, 1PM-3PM
$80

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Nov
1
10:00am10:00am

Reflections on Bodily Resurrection in John's Gospel

Presented by Sandra M. Schneiders, IHM

How do Christians engage the most central mystery of their faith, the bodiliness of resurrection, in a postmodern era?  In this presentation, Sandra Schneiders, IHM, will help us engage John’s text on the Resurrection of Jesus, and the Church, as risen in our midst.

November 1, 10AM-3PM
Cost: $95 (lunch included)

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Nov
6
10:00am10:00am

Are We Special? Animals, Evolution, and the Question of Human Uniqueness

Presented by Joshua Moritz, Ph.D.

From the biblical psalmist pondering, “What is humanity, that you are mindful of them?” (Ps. 8:4) to the declaration of philosophers that “humans are the measure of all things,” many have reflected upon what fundamentally defines the core identity of human beings. What does it mean to be human? What makes humans unique? How are human beings different from non-human animals? And in what ways are humans and animals alike? While recent scientific research has highlighted a surprising number of similarities between humans and animals, a clear demarcation of the precise differences remains elusive. Complicating the scientific picture even more, discoveries of extinct nonhuman hominin species (such as Neanderthals) who possessed language, culture, technology, and symbolic art have further emphasized the similarities between humans and other creatures. This presentation will examine the theological questions that emerge from the scientific investigation of the similarities and differences that exist between humans and nonhuman animals and between humans and nonhuman hominin species. What is the scientific evidence for human uniqueness?  Do nonhuman animals and nonhuman hominins have souls? Are Neanderthals in need of salvation? What is the meaning of the incarnation in light of evolutionary biology and paleoanthropology?

November 6, 10AM-3PM
Cost: $95 (lunch included)

 

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Nov
7
10:00am10:00am

Journey of Faith, Journey of the Universe: Interweaving Faith and Science

Presented by Ivan Nicoletto, OSB Cam.
This course intends to explore and foster the connections between our spiritual journey and practice, and the contemporary vision of the Cosmos and the Big story.

In this route a new relationship emerges among Divine, human, and Cosmic dimensions.
November 7, 10AM-3PM
$95 (lunch included)

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Nov
8
10:00am10:00am

CANCELLED What is Mine to Do?: The Soul's Journey Through the Great Turning

Presented by Anne and Terry Symens-Bucher
If your heart is breaking in the face of “the Great Unraveling” of ecological, economic, political and social systems, come join us for a brave and beautiful journey as we dare to see we are not separate from the suffering of our world.

In the time of his own great unraveling, Francis of Assisi chose to turn toward gratitude, singing a song of praise known as the Canticle of Creation. Joanna Macy’s Work That Reconnects invites us also to choose gratitude and put our attention instead on “the Great Turning,”  the movement to a life sustaining society that she calls “the essential adventure of our time.”  At the end of his life, Francis of Assisi told his followers: “I have done that which was mine to do, may Christ teach you yours.”

Using a Franciscan perspective and the Work That Reconnects, we invite you to renew your connection to “that which is yours to do” and to discover how your unique and authentic gifts are in service to Earth in this time of planetary crisis.

We will use experiential practices, poetry, ritual, prayer, song, and silence to guide our journey through the four stages of the Spiral of the Work That Reconnects. We understand this Spiral to be archetypal and will explore it through the framework of the Christian liturgical calendar.
November 8, 10AM-3PM
 

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Nov
14
to Nov 21

Healing Emotional Wounds

Presented by David Richo, Ph.D., M.F.T.
This course will help us to identify and heal the emotional wounds we carry over from the past so that they won’t negatively impact our effectiveness in work and ministry or sabotage present-day relationships.  This course focuses on appreciating our true self and nurturing the best in ourselves and our relationships.
November 14 & 21, 10AM-3PM
Cost: $180 (lunch included)

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Nov
20
10:00am10:00am

Human Evolution and the 'Image and Likeness of God'

Presented by Joshua Moritz, Ph.D.

While the Scriptures of the Christian faith recognize the similarities between humans and other animals, the Bible also identifies human beings as unique in that they are designated “as the image and likeness of God” (Gen. 1:27). While some Christians have asserted that the “image and likeness of God” in humans is reflected in the unique biological and behavioral traits that distinguish humans from other creatures, others have seen the image of God in humans as a special type of relationship that humans share with God, or as a divine function the human species fulfills. Additional questions about the meaning of the image and likeness of God in humans are raised by the findings of evolutionary biology and paleoanthropology. If some non-human animals are rational or moral, does this mean that they share the image of God with humans? If non-human hominins such as Neanderthals exhibit the capacities for language and culture does this mean that they are likewise created in the Divine likeness? And if not, then why not? This presentation will explore such questions, and will make both a theological and scientific case for understanding the meaning of humans as the image and likeness of God in light of the theological framework of Biblical/historical election and the evolutionary framework of historical selection.

November 20, 10AM-3PM
Cost: $95 (lunch included)

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Nov
27
10:00am10:00am

Incarnation in Scripture

Presented by Tom Bonacci, CP
A biblical investigation of the doctrine and idea of the Incarnation implies the Scripture has something to say about this most fundamental dogma of Christianity. The texts are disputed. Our exploration of Incarnation will probe the first four-hundred years of Christian development during which the Creed and the central idea of Incarnation emerged. Our study will uncover the richness of the biblical traditions that influenced this development. Finally, we will consider the relevancy of such a discussion for our time. Indeed, Incarnation has the whole world in his hands.
November 27, 10AM-3PM
Cost: $95 (lunch included)

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Nov
28
10:00am10:00am

Shadow Work; Shadow Dance

Presented by David Richo, Ph.D., M.F.T.
Our “shadow” is the collection of negative or undesirable traits we keep hidden—the things we don’t like about ourselves or are afraid to admit. But it also includes our positive, untapped potential—qualities we may admire in others but disavow in ourselves. Befriending the shadow makes fear an ally and enables us to live more authentically. This course makes the shadow concept not only easy to understand, but supremely practical for enhancing the quality of our lives.
November 28, 10AM-3PM
Cost: $95 (lunch included)

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Dec
5
10:00am10:00am

The Transformative Power of Surrender

Presented by Colette Lafia
Opening our heart to the path of surrender is foundational to the spiritual journey. How can the practice and grace of surrender transform us? Participants will learn to look intimately at their lives as the greatest teacher of this often misunderstood spiritual principle through engaging in prayer, art, and contemplative listening. Participants will leave this workshop with confidence that walking the path of surrender—living in acceptance and trust—will deepen their spiritual lives and bring more peace.
December 5, 10AM-3PM
Cost: $95 (lunch included)

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Oct
17
10:00am10:00am

Sacred Arts: Mandala

Presented by Karen Sjoholm

The mandala (from a Sanskrit word for circle) is an ancient sacred symbol that interweaves spiritual, psychological, and physical aspects of personal and cultural beliefs. In many traditions, the mandala diagrams the origins of creation and is an organizing force through which spiritual energy is accessed.   In contemporary times, the psychologist Carl Jung explored this potent form as the central energy from which an individual’s growth and movement toward wholeness originate.  This course focuses on a personal exploration of the mandala through a variety of experiential exercises. Coursework includes meditative practices such as mindfulness and a variety of creative practices including collage, mixed media and poetry.
October 17, 10AM-3PM
$95

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Oct
10
to Oct 11

Prayer in Chaos, Change, Commotion and Clutter

Presented by Kathy Coffey
Are you too busy to pray? Yet do you long for a spiritual center that gives meaning and depth to even the craziest days? At the same time we know the need for prayer, we also face tremendous constraints on time.  Let’s explore how to live in an intimacy with Christ that transforms ordinary ways and places. People who work for social change are vulnerable to discouragement and burn-out. But reflective practices, woven through the day’s fabric, can free us from fear.  We’ll consider what recent brain research shows about the effects of meditation on neural pathways. Finally, we’ll see how the saints give human faces to these theories.
October 10 & 11, 10AM-3PM
Cost: $180 (lunch included)

 

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Oct
4
10:00am10:00am

Sacred Arts: Art and Nature

Presented by Karen Sjoholm, MA, REACE

The universe unfolds in God, who fills it completely. Hence, there is a mystical meaning to be found in a leaf, in a mountain trail, in a dewdrop…These words from Pope Francis, who is deeply concerned over our loss of a spiritual relationship with nature, lay the foundation for an inquiry into the numinous life of the world we live in. Practices in silence, sensing, writing, movement and art-making will be the tools used to map our awareness of internal and external landscapes. This course will take place both indoors and in nature.
October 4, 10AM-3PM
$95 (lunch included)

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Oct
3
10:00am10:00am

Discerning the Sacred Images on the Canvas of Our Souls

Presented by Arthur Poulin, OSB Cam.
This course, part lecture and part experiential, will take you on a journey behind the scenes of a painting and into the creative process itself to see how God can be encountered there, in the hope that you will discover a pathway into your own unique gift of creativity.  
October 3, 10AM-3PM
Cost: $95 (lunch included)

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Oct
2
to Oct 16

Opening Doors to Interfaith Spirituality

Presented by Tom Bonacci, CP
This three-part course offering explores core interfaith documents as a way of understanding the essential elements of interfaith practice and spirituality, including guidelines for dialogue with people from different ecclesiastical traditions. The global ethic of compassion is introduced as a unifying foundation for interfaith understanding and cooperation.
October 2, 9, 16, 10AM-Noon
Cost: $120

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Sep
27
10:00am10:00am

Sabbath In/Action: Rest, Reset, Resist

Presented by Carrie Rehak, Ph.D.

With Pope Francis (Laudato Si'), Barbara Brown Taylor ("The Practice of Saying No"), and other luminaries, we will look at the interplay between human work and rest in relation to the agricultural cycles of fruitfulness and fallowness, and how the gifts and commandments of Sabbath and Sabbatical may help to bring us into closer relationship with God "in all things"; illumine and deepen the meaning of our work; and, protect us and others, human and other-than-human, from exploitation.  

September 27, 10AM-noon
Please call 510-652-1651 to register or email info@satgtu.org. Donation is accepted at door.

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Sep
25
to Sep 26

Living Contemplatively

Presented by Michael Fish, OSB Cam
With an emphasis on finding one’s true, authentic self in God, this two-part course offering challenges one to uncover personal masks and look at life from a new perspective.  (Please bring a pillow and blanket with you.)
September 25 & 26, 10AM-3PM  
Cost: $180 (lunch included)

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Sep
18
to Sep 20

Praying Our Experiences

Presented by Bernard LoCoco, FSC
This course offering invites participants to consider that they pray more than they might realize because one prays one’s experiences almost naturally. We examine the theological and spiritual foundation for praying one’s experiences. The workshop also outlines a process for healing memories, plus offers a model of discerning an issue. After each presentation the participants are invited and guided to journal to help process and integrate the ideas and reflections. The journal is presented as a tool to help one pray one’s experiences. One of the goals of the workshop is to deepen one’s personal relationship with God.
September 18, 19, 10AM-3PM; September 20, 10AM-Noon
Cost: $225 (lunch included September 18, 19)

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Sep
11
to Sep 12

Who Cares for the Caregiver; Who Ministers to the Minister?

Presented by Bede Healey, OSB Cam, Ph.D.

We are all called to be of service to others. This indeed is the good news. But this service often comes at a price. It is indeed possible to care for others while not over expending oneself. We will explore the issues of human needs and woundedness, pliant boundaries, and still centers. Utilizing a relational approach,  we will examine the interdependency of self and others, highlighting the creative potential for growth and wisdom and peace.
September 11 & 12, 10AM-Noon
Cost: $80

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Jun
26
to Jun 28

The Passion of the Mystics: A Contemplative Journey

Presented by Mirabai Starr
The mystics of all traditions claim that their love-encounter with the Holy One defies all description and yet their experience of longing and union pours out in the form of ecstatic, luminous and richly descriptive poetry and prose.
     In this workshop, we read short passages from the works of the great Christian mystics, John of the Cross, Teresa of Avila, Julian of Norwich, Francis and Claire of Assisi, and Hildegard of Bingen, as well as Sufi saint, Rabia, Hindu poet, Mirabai, and others, engaging these evocative words as objects of Lectio Divina (sacred reading).
     Then, grounding our encounter with the mystics in our own experience, we respond to writing prompts to access our unique voice and deepen our personal journey.
     Inter-spiritual chanting and simple body practices support and balance our contemplative readings and writing exercises.
June 26-28, 2017; 10AM-3:30PM
Cost: $295 (tuition only)

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Jun
19
to Jun 21

Thresholds to Prayer

Presented by Clare Ronzani and Bruce Lescher, Ph.D
Opening to the holy in prayer happens in ways both unique and universal.  At different times in our lives our prayer forms change and present us with new “thresholds” to a deeper relationship with the Divine.  This week will engage us in ancient and ever-new forms of prayer in the context of our lives and our world.  The process will include some historical background on types of prayer, engaging in practice, and group reflection.  A contemplative approach will open possibilities for prayer through images, nature, scripture, poetry, and silence.
June 19-21, 2017; 10AM-3:30PM
Cost: $295 (tuition only)

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Jun
12
to Jun 14

The Intercultural Church and the Arts

Presented by Eduardo Fernandez, SJ, STD

From the very beginning of Christianity, the arts have played a key role in both enabling worship and also serving as a vehicle for translating the Gospel message to diverse cultures.  This workshop explores the various functions of religious art in general, together with some specific examples from various parts of the globe towards a greater appreciation of how these embody the mystery and reveal to us the grandeur of a God who is not only one but three.  Participants will be invited to reflect and share the role of the arts throughout their spiritual journey.
June 12-14, 2017; 10AM-3:30PM
Cost: $295 (tuition only)

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Jun
5
to Jun 7

Heart Speaks to Heart: the Art of Spiritual Friendship

Presented by Wendy M. Wright, Ph.D.
Our presenter, a scholar in the Salesian tradition and author of fifteen books, including The Essential Spirituality Handbook, will focus on friendship – the form of love some have deemed the most Christian of loves – as a spiritual path. Together we will explore together its history, contours, graces and challenges and its place in contemporary spiritual practice. 
June 5-7, 2017, 10AM-3:30PM
Cost: $295 (tuition only)

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May
2
10:00am10:00am

The Transformative Power of Surrender

Presented by Colette Lafia
Opening our heart to the path of surrender is foundational to the spiritual journey. How can the practice and grace of surrender transform us? Participants will learn to look intimately at their lives as the greatest teacher of this often misunderstood spiritual principle through engaging in prayer, art, and contemplative listening. Participants will leave this workshop with confidence that walking the path of surrender—living in acceptance and trust—will deepen their spiritual lives and bring more peace.
December 5, 10AM-3PM
Cost: $95 (lunch included)

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Apr
24
1:00pm 1:00pm

Spirituality and the Arts: Art and Nature

Presented by Karen Sjoholm, MA, REACE

The universe unfolds in God, who fills it completely. Hence, there is a mystical meaning to be found in a leaf, in a mountain trail, in a dewdrop…These words from Pope Francis, who is deeply concerned over our loss of a spiritual relationship with nature, lay the foundation for an inquiry into the numinous life of the world we live in. Practices in silence, sensing, writing, movement and art-making will be the tools used to map our awareness of internal and external landscapes. This course will take place both indoors and in nature.
October 4, 10AM-3PM
$95 (lunch included)

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Apr
22
9:30am 9:30am

Creating Your Personal Portable Altar

Presented by Kaleo and Elise Ching
Through guided journeying, you will pass through portals to sacred mystery and layers of archetypal wisdom. Within your inner realms of spirit lie hidden images and messages that help to deepen and enliven your connection with the Divine. Then, you will express your discoveries through art by creating your own personal portable altar.
April 22, 9:30AM-4:30PM
CANCELLED

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Apr
20
7:00pm 7:00pm

Renaissance: Nurturing the Inner Flame

Renaissance: Nurturing the Inner Flame, Presented by Khaleghl Quinn, Ph.D. and Mary Busby

Hope springs eternal is the theme for this evening.  

Dr. Khaleghl Quinn will teach a meditation and an ancient healing qigong form, "The Spring Blossom " to guide participants into seasonally appropriate tranquility and inspiration.  Mary Busby of Sagrada Sacred Arts will lead us in inspirational community singing to nourish the heart and soul.  The participant will receive self-sustaining tools for continuous spiritual/physical nourishment.

April 20, 7-9PM CANCELLED
 

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Apr
18
to Apr 26

Emerging Global Consciousness: An Introduction to World Religions

Presented by Thomas Bonacci, CP
This course offering provides an introduction to world religious traditions including Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, and Taoism. It introduces the key beliefs and principles of each major religion and compares and contrasts the similarities and differences among them. It also opens discussion of the historical and spiritual relationships between these religions and the Christian tradition and Catholic Church.

Apr 18, 24, 26; 10-noon

Cost: $120

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Apr
12
10:00am10:00am

Who Cares for the Caregiver; Who Ministers to the Minister?

Presented by Bede Healey, OSB Cam, Ph.D.

We are all called to be of service to others. This indeed is the good news. But this service often comes at a price. It is indeed possible to care for others while not over expending oneself. We will explore the issues of human needs and woundedness, pliant boundaries, and still centers. Utilizing a relational approach,  we will examine the interdependency of self and others, highlighting the creative potential for growth and wisdom and peace.
September 11 & 12, 10AM-Noon
Cost: $80

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Apr
11
1:00pm 1:00pm

Spirituality of Vulnerability

Presented by Joann Heinritz, CSJ

Henri Nouwen once said that in order to identify the movements of the Spirit in our lives he found four words helpful: taken, blessed, broken and given.  As Eucharistic people these familiar words resonate with our liturgical experience, but even more profoundly they resound with the Mystery, the paradox of our lives...that in our weakness is our strength... in our dying is our rising.   This workshop/conversation will explore how a vulnerable God invites vulnerable people to come together----and God becomes very close.
 

April 11, 1-3PM
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Apr
10
1:00pm 1:00pm

Comfort Circles: A Sacred Space for Cultivating Compassion and Connection

Presented by Colette Lafia
Embodying the qualities of compassion and connection, participants will gather in a circle to give and receive comfort. During this contemplative time, there will be guided meditations, collage making, and deep listening to bring the healing power of comfort to ourselves and each other. Colette will read from her book, Comfort and Joy: Simple Ways to Care for Ourselves and Others, and use it as the foundation of this presentation.
April 10, 1PM-3PM
Cost: $40

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Apr
10
10:00am10:00am

Joan Of Arc, Holy Resistance, and Social Sin

Presented by Lisa Fullam, D.V.M., Th.D.
Virtue ethics holds that we grow in virtue by reflective imitation of admirable people--a person who wants to be more just might reflect on the life of a paradigm of justice, and see how that person’s acts and commitments translate into the contexts of our own lives. However, we also are acutely aware that one of the effects of social sin in our lives is to corrupt our ability to recognize virtue--social sins like racism, sexism, or homophobia warp our ability to discern the character excellences to which we’re called. In this lecture, we’ll discuss Joan of Arc as a notable character offered to us for emulation--she’s a saint, after all!--but in her own time both lauded and persecuted. How might we begin to sort out the heroes from the anti-heroes in our own lives?
April 10, 10AM-noon
Cost: $40

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Apr
3
to Apr 5

Being a Disciple of the Church of the New Testament

Presented by Michael Crosby, OFM Cap. 
Building on Pope Francis' stress on the need for all of us to be(come) "Missionary Disciples" Michael Crosby will probe its meaning with a stress on the Letter to the Galatians and the gospels of Matthew and John. He will show that the world "behind the text" that gave rise to these has much relevance to us who are part of the world "before the text.
April 3-4, 10AM-3PM, April 5, 10-Noon
Cost: $200

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Mar
30
7:00pm 7:00pm

Spirituality and Trauma

Presented by Bede Healey, OSB Cam, Ph.D.
Over the past decades we have come to and in increasingly nuanced understanding of the role of traumatic events, both large and small in our ongoing struggle for personhood. Indeed the repercussions of traumatic events can awaken long dormant spiritual issues in people’s lives. We will explore how  thehuman sciences and spiritual  practices and awareness can facilitate our own recovery from trauma as well as assisting others. In the face of traumatic fragmentation, human wholeness may seem a thing of the past, yet spiritual understanding can assist us in gathering the fragments.

March 30, 7-9PM

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Mar
28
10:00am10:00am

Spirituality and the Arts: The Book as Spiritual Vessel

Presented by Karen Sjoholm, MA, REACE
This course explores the book as a receptacle for personal and cultural sacred knowledge. A global perspective is emphasized and serves to introduce a wide variety of devotional book forms and materials that have conveyed spiritual expression throughout history. Included are examples of The Book of Hours by medieval illuminators, poetry by Rilke, and writings by Thomas Merton. Through creative exercises, meditation and writing, participants will translate their personal spiritual energy into the form and content of a devotional book.
March 28, 10AM-noon; 1-3PM
Cost: $80

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Mar
27
to Apr 25

Life to the Full: Discerning What’s Next in My Life, Ministry, or Career

Presented by James Briggs
This course will help participants to discern their future direction.  It includes: identifying individual gifts, talents, and charisms; clarifying the purpose to which one feels called to put their giftedness and the work setting where one can be happiest and most productive;  learning the most effective ways of communicating one’s goals to those with responsibility for hiring or assignment decisions.
October 23, 1-3PM, November 15, 1-3PM, November 29, 10AM-Noon, December 4, 10AM-Noon
Cost: $120

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Mar
25
10:00am10:00am

Body Praise and Healing

Presented by Joann Heinritz, CSJ
“Health and fitness are better than any gold, / and a robust body than countless riches. / There is no wealth better than health of body, and no gladness above joy of heart.” Ecclesiasticus 30:15-16

This offering will combine insights, practices and meditations designed to integrate spirituality and healing as a whole human being;  body, mind and spirit.   Each session will help us examine negative messages we have received about our body and ways to enhance the self-healing process by:

a) Giving voice to the wisdom of the body through wondrous facts about various   systems of our body 

b) Developing positive practices of imaging our body not by the intellect alone, but by experiencing the wonder of our body

c) Deepening our awareness that we cannot love ourselves fully until we learn to love our body

Saturday, March 25; 10AM-2PM
Cost: $80

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Mar
16
7:00pm 7:00pm

Aloha Qigong

Presented by Kaleo and Elise Ching

Aloha Qigong is inspired by the spirit and grace of Hawaii. Based on Chinese Medicine, it engages your body’s energy centers and meridians to integrate body, mind, and spirit while harvesting the light of the cosmos, the nurturing of the environment, and the grounding of earth. It cleanses you of toxic influences and nourishes you with fresh, healthy energy to reset your nervous system and promote wellness. It is an embodied prayer of gratitude to the Divine.
March 16, 7-9PM
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$30 Suggested Donation at door. FUNDRAISER:
All proceeds over the instructor fees will be donated to New Camaldoli Hermitage which has been isolated by landslides since a storm destroyed dozens of sections of Highway 1 and badly damaged their entrance road. Hospitality is their primary source of income and the monks have had to cancel all guest reservations for the month of March, and that may continue into April and May, depending on how fast repairs are done.

 

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Mar
15
10:00am10:00am

Journeying Toward an Ecological Spirituality

Presented by Ivan Nicoletto, OSB Cam. 
This course offering will help translate scientific, cosmological data into a theological and spiritual framework and explore the ramifications of the new cosmology for our spiritual journey.
March 15, 10AM-3PM
Cost: $80

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Mar
14
1:00pm 1:00pm

Science versus Religion: The War That Never Was

Presented by Joshua Moritz, Ph.D.
Many think the relationship between science and religion—especially the Christian religion—has been one of conflict, debate, or even all-out warfare. This common notion, that science and religion have experienced a long history of conflict or warfare is called the conflict thesis by historians of science and religion. This presentation examines the historical roots and social context of the origin of the conflict thesis and then evaluates three historical cases that are often cited in support of the conflict thesis: 1) that Christopher Columbus was persecuted by the Roman Catholic Church for holding that the Earth is a globe and not flat; 2) that the Church hounded, tortured, and imprisoned Galileo Galilei (and Nicolaus Copernicus before him) for suggesting that the sun is the center of the solar system; and 3) that John T. Scopes—the defendant in the famous 1925 Scopes Monkey Trial—was a “martyr for science” who heroically taught evolution and paid the price by being thrown behind bars. Investigation of these three cases will show that the language of warfare falls far short of historical reality. A more accurate understanding of these events reveals a complexity of interactions characterized by both creative tension and constructive dialogue.

March 14,  1-3PM
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