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Mindful Meditation
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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.

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

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.

Programs and Events
The Center offers a wide variety of events, programs and classes. We hope you find these meaningful in your own spiritual journey. We also invite you to join us in supporting the Center through your membeship and donations. If you have any questions, contact us by email at info@contemporarymysticism.org and click here to join our mailing list.
Centering the Power of Love
An Arts-Based Retreat for Transformation
RhettaSaturday, October 6, 10 am - 4 pm

How can we engage our community and the world—all from a place of love and peace? How do we live into love today? Join us for this arts-based, interactive, training on transformation, looking at how we love, how we connect to self, nature, and the world. Through music, poetry and sound we will look at how we engage, and explore new ways to engage in love—love of self, others and the wider community.

Musician, activist, visionary and interfaith minister—Rhetta Morgan's work encompasses spirituality, activism and creativity, contributing to change and transformation toward a more just community and world. Before her ordination 2009, she was a professional singer performing internationally for many years. Since her ordination the Rev. Morgan has been very active in the Philadelphia area as

  • Founder of Ecclesia Spirit, an inclusive, interfaith spiritual community;
  • Founder of While We Wait Project, providing spiritual and emotional support to loved ones of incarcerated individuals; and
  • Facilitator with the Anti-Defamation League’s A World of Difference Institute.
Rhetta Morgan is a board member of Earth Quaker Action Team and has worked with Philly Thrive, PILOTS’ student organizers, MAYPOP, The New Economy Coalition and Protecting Our Waters. "Some of my most meaningful work," she states, "is mentoring and counseling activist leaders, and encouraging self-care against despair, overwhelm and depression."

Participants bring their lunch. Beverages and snacks provided.
Cost $50 (Early Bird Registration $45 through Sept 9)

Rhetta Morgan will also give a free presentation entitled, Spiritual Grounding and Social Activism on Sunday, October 7 at 2:00 pm, at the Center's Chestnut Hill location at St. Paul's Episcopal Church. For more informtion visit: www.contemporarymysticism.org

Spiritual Sharing Circle
Sharing CircleSt. Paul's Dixon House, 22 E. Chestnut Hill Ave.
Thursday, October 11, 6:45 pm
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.
When Spirit Calls: A Healing Odyssey
with Joan Diver
St. Paul's Parish Hall, 22 E. Chestnut Hill Ave, Phila
Sunday, November 11, 2:00 pm

JoanBookPrevious Director of Contemplative and Healing Ministries at St. Paul's Episcopal Church (2000-2002) Joan Diver returns to share her journey from foundation executive to spiritual healer as told in her new memoir, When Spirit Calls. From the congregation of preacher and mystic Howard Thurman to the feet of an Indian guru, through the struggles of urban life and physical pain, Joan’s story unfolds like a fast-moving novel. Deeply personal, it reveals Joan's fears as she follows her call.

Through years of back pain, she finds herself led from orthopedic surgeons to Santa Fe healers, from Christ's tomb in Jerusalem to an ashram in India, from the Great Pyramid of Giza to the inmost chambers of her heart. Her husband, Colin, while Dean of Penn Law School, joins her as a self-described "stowaway" on her spiritual journey. When Spirit Calls is an eloquent tale of opening one's heart to divine love.

Joan is a writer, healer, and currently an advisor to the upcoming film about the life and wisdom of Howard Thurman. In her "prior life" Joan was Executive Director of the Hyams Foundation in Boston, where she was a leader in philanthropy and social justice. When Spirit Calls is her first book and it touches our deepest yearning for the voice of the soul and peace for the world. Join us as Joan shares her journey, signs books, and calls us to follow our own path to healing and wholeness for ourselves and our world.

The Angels of Saint Paul's Talk & Tour
with the Rev'd Cliff Cutler
Talk and Tour starting in Dixon House at St. Paul's
Sunday, December 9, 2:00 pm

CliffAngelJoin us for this fascinating program on the role of angels and mysticsim in church history and architecture, led by the Rev'd Cliff Cutler. Discover dozens of angels you've most likely never seen and learn about the history of angels at Saint Paul's. (NOTE: Bring your binoculars since some angels are not visible to the naked eye.) The program will begin and end in the Dixon House with refreshments, conversation and holiday cheer!

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