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Mindful Meditation
( NOW ON SUMMER BREAK )
Every Wednesday 9 am
Join us to experience the various styles of "guided" meditation. Those new to meditation will find these sessions helpful, as well as experienced meditators.

Spiritual Sharing Circle
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2nd Thursday 6:45 pm
A place for interested persons to regularly gather and share their experiences in a safe and supportive environment.

A Course of Love
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Every Thursday
at 8:30 am
A support, sharing and spiritual growth group that uses books such as "A Course of Love"and "The Way of Mastery" as discussion guides.

Programs and Events
Wisdom Teachings for Our Time
A Conversation with Penny Gill
Sunday, August 9th Online Meeting

Penny GillJoin us for a conversation with political scientist, author and distinguished professor, Penny Gill, who taught European and Comparative Politics at Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts for over three decades. She will discuss her new book based upon conversations with her Tibetan teacher, Manjushri. With her vast experience in global politics, Penny can help us look at the radical changes going on—here and around the world—not only socially and morally, but politically and existentially. She can help us ask, "Could the societies we have built be founded upon ideas and institutions which are no longer sustainable?" and "How can we each be a 'force for good' in the changes which are inevitably coming?" For more information on Penny Gill and her book click here.

Spiritual Sharing Circle
Sharing CircleSt. Paul's Dixon House, 22 E. Chestnut Hill Ave.
Thursday, August 13, 6:45 pm
Meeting via Zoom until further notice
A place for interested persons to regularly gather and share their experiences in a safe and supportive environment. If interested or to lean more contact Janet at mather@contemporarymysticism.org.
Healing From Racism: A Contemporary Shaman's Perspective

Don't miss this conversation with contemporary shaman and healer, Erva Baden, as we explore the journey of recovery from the inter-generational effects of racism and the trauma experienced by our ancestors.Erva's work has focused on assisting people in reclaiming their lives from the epigenetic effects of the traumas of racism. Founder of the Soul Restoration Journey, Erva has trained with Louise Hay, Sandra Ingerman and Alberto Villoldo.

A Mystic's Window into the Future

Don't miss this conversation with Cyndi Smith as we look at the future - what it may hold for us and for all of humanity. Cyndi is not only a mother and grandmother, she is also an empath and gifted spiritual medium. This year Cyndi began receiving messages which she feels were meant to be shared. Cyndi shares reasons or us to have hope, as well as guidance for times ahead.

Can Pandemics Teach Us Anything?

Join us for a conversation with the Rev'd Clifford Cutler. He is not only a lifelong Episcopal priest but also a student of History and the role Mysticism has played throughout history, especially during times of plagues and pandemics. Could the these times be calling us to a newer mystical view of life, a world based on inclusion and equality rather than privilege and prejudice?

Mary Reed
A Mystical View of Pandemic

Join us at the Center's first "online" program as we attempt to understand and process the experiences of living through a world-wide pandemic. Center board member Patricia Pearce leads a conversation with Mary Reed (right) who describes herself as an "accidental modern mystic" whose journey has taken her from a world health executive to monastic life in the Himalayas.

Mary Reed
Anxiety and the Pandemic

A conversation on anxiety with Due Quach (pronounced 'Zway Kwok') whose family escaped Vietnam by boat. After growing up in poverty in inner city Philadelphia, she turned to neuroscience to heal the long-term effects of trauma. Due is an founder of CALM CLARITY, a pioneering social enterprise that uses science to empower people of all backgrounds to overcome adversity.

Resources for Our Time
Poignant father-daughter duet of ballad written in 1982
Beautiful 4 minute prayer based on Ellen Bass's poem
From the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
From American poet, social activist and playwright
From Indian author and political activist, Arundhati Roy
My grandmother once gave me a tip
A poem on the pandemic by a retired Wisconsin teacher
A beautiful 7 minute meditation for our world
A new idea for this year's Easter Egg Hunt!
What if we thought of this as the most sacred of times?
Supporting our local restaurants and their employees
by Richard Hendrick, a Capuchin monk
A prayer chain and resources for dealing with this time
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