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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.

Way of Mastery
( CURRENTLY SUSPENDED )
Every Thursday
at 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.

Programs and Events
Can Pandemics Teach Us Anything?
A Conversation with the Reverend Clifford Cutler
Sunday, May 31st Online Meeting

Cliff CulterJoin us for a conversation with the Rev'd Clifford Cutler as we ask, "What Might This Pandemic Be Telling Us?" Cliff is not only a lifelong Episcopal priest and cofounder of the Center for Contemporary Mysticism, he is also a student of History and the role Mysticism has played throughout history, especially during times of plagues and pandemics. A great flourishing of mystics arose during the bubonic plague of the 14th Century. Could the COVID-19 pandemic also be calling us to a newer mystical view of life, a world based on inclusion and equality rather than privilege and prejudice?

Resources for Our Time
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
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.

Mystical Feast
Mystical FeastHeld this year at The Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill, 8855 Germantown Avenue, Chestnut Hill, PA 19118
NOTE POSSIBLE DATE CHANGE. . .
Sunday, September 20, 5:00 to 7:00 pm

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, it has become necessary to postone the Mystical Feast gourmet dinner fundraiser, originally scheduled for April 26. We are exploring the possibility for offering a Mystical Gathering on Sunday evening, September 20, 2020. This would be a scaled-down version offering hors d'oeuvres, wine, desserts, music, and our usual art/vacation auction and gift basket raffle. Also, we are exploring a Book Booth with publications from many of our most popular past speakers. If you already have Mystical Feast tickets, hang on to them for now. Mark your calendar for September 20 and stay tuned for more details!

Happiness
Is True Happiness Even Possible Today?
WORKSHOP with Jon Mundy and Elliott Robertson
St. Paul's Parish Hall, 22 E. Chestnut Hill Ave, Phila
NOTE DATE CHANGE . . .
Saturday, November 14, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Elliott RobertsonElliott RobertsonWhat would it be like to have no worries, no anxieties, no major concerns? What would it be like to hold no grievances, no hurt feelings, no judgements? What would it be like to be consistently calm, patient and serene, and experience the love of God flowing from your heart to everyone you meet? Many books have been written on the subject of "Happiness" but very few give real-life tools for learning how to experience it in our lives. In this workshop you will learn how happiness is not a destination, but a path; it is the very essence of how we are created. As stated in A Course In Miracles, "God's will for me is perfect happiness." (W-101.) In this workshop, Jon and Elliott will take this very important lesson and create a very clear path to its attainment.

Jon Mundy, PhD is an author, lecturer, and publisher of Miracles magazine. He has authored 10 books and taught courses in Philosophy and Religion, from 1967 to 2008, at the New School University and the State University of New York. Currently he is Director of the Miracles Studies Program at All Faiths Seminary in New York City.

Elliott Robertson is a writer, workshop leader and Happiness Coach. His articles have appeared in magazines across the country, including Miracles magazine and Science of Mind, and his most recent book is entitled, Say Yes to Life: 7 Keys to Living Full Out From Within. Previously, Elliott was a staff writer for Daily Word magazine. He holds a Master's degree in Psychology and is a certified leader of "Happy for No Reason" workshops.

Participants bring lunch, if desired. Beverages and snacks provided.
Registration for Saturday Workshop - $75
(Early Bird - $65 until October 14)

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