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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 membership and donations. If you have any questions, contact us by email at info@contemporarymysticism.org and click here to join our mailing list.
MYSTICAL FEAST for 2019
Mystical FeastSt. Paul's Parish Hall, 22 E. Chestnut Hill Ave, Phila
Sunday, April 7, 5:00 pm
Come out and support the Center's annual gourmet dinner fundraiser on April 7th. This magical evening begins at 5:00 pm with wine and gourmet appetizers. Then you will enjoy a dinner featuring over 12 of the area's finest restaurants - plus wine, music, art, prizes, and awesome silent auctions including original paintings and sculpture, vacation down the shore, vacation in the mountians, and more. Tickets are $40 pp and tables of eight may be reserved. Get your tickets now!!
Spiritual Sharing Circle
Sharing CircleSt. Paul's Parish Hall, 22 E. Chestnut Hill Ave.
Thursday, April 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.
Spiritual Evolution of a Presbyterian Pastor
with Patricia Pearce
St. Paul's Parish Hall, 22 E. Chestnut Hill Ave, Phila
Sunday, June 2, 2:00 pm

Beyone JesusPatricia PearceWhat do we do when our spiritual journey takes us beyond the bounds of the belief system in which we grew up? How do we navigate the conflicts we feel between our loyalty to the tradition we inherited and the inner promptings calling us to explore new realms? Almost all religions teach some form of the message “You must be born again.” Does this mean there comes a time in our spiritual journey when we must have the courage to 'let go of the old' in order to open to new life awaiting us?

Join us on June 2 as artist, writer, teacher and former pastor, Patricia Pearce, shares her spiritual odyssey. Raised in the Christian church, her path turned toward ministry while she was serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Andes of Ecuador. After completing seminary she served as a pastor in Presbyterian and UCC congregations for 17 years, a vocation she deeply loved. Yet, after the death of a close friend in 2001, her spiritual journey took a dramatic turn. Resolving to open herself to deeper dimensions of her existence, she soon found herself in a vortex of dreams, synchronicities, and insights that precipitated a spiritual awakening—shattering her worldview and exposing the fallacy of the ego and the very idea of separateness. Faced with these discoveries, she struggled to remain in her pastoral role within a religion that she now realized had been shaped by the very ego consciousness that Jesus had transcended and called others to move beyond. As she writes in the introduction to her memoir, “When Christianity makes Jesus the point, it misses Jesus's point.” Patricia left parish ministry in 2010 to embark on a vocation of writing, speaking and teaching. She has authored two books: No One in I Land: A Parable of Awakening and Beyond Jesus: My Spiritual Odyssey.

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