Inner Listening and Discernment
Nov
2
9:00 AM09:00

Inner Listening and Discernment

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Registration Fee: $65; SNSDA Members: $52

“I’m not doing anything, and yet, I’m also doing the most important thing a (person) can do:

I’m listening to what I need to hear from myself.”    ~ Paulo Coelho

The art of discernment requires the capacity for inner listening. Our inner selves “speak” to us through the messages of body, mind, heart, and spirit. Join us for this experiential workshop as we explore ways to deepen this important skill.

Through discussion, quiet reflection, and shared stories, we will learn practices that foster deep inner listening and that help us to trust our own inner “voices,” including the experience of a Quaker Clearness Committee, which invites deep listening on behalf of another

Facilitators Sharon Reed and Heather Monkmeyer are both spiritual directors and members of the Wellstreams’ Faculty.

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Limited financial assistance available, please contact Amanda Cushing: 614-228-8867 or via email: ascushing4@spiritualitynetwork.org

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Exploring the Sacred in the Islamic Tradition
Nov
17
1:30 PM13:30

Exploring the Sacred in the Islamic Tradition

Presented by The Spirituality Network  and the Lahore Ahmadiyya Islamic Society 

The Spirituality Network and the Lahore Ahmadiyya Islamic Society of Columbus invite you to deepen and enrich your understanding of the sacred in Islamic tradition.

Moving through four breakout sessions we will explore:

  • Calls to Prayer and the significance of praying postures

  • Hearing the Quran in Arabic and English

  • Islamic poetry

  • The spiritual and cultural context of attire of women and men

 Coffee, tea, and light refreshments will be served.

Please pre-register by clicking here.

This event is free ~ Donations gratefully accepted

This program is presented with support from:

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Oct
5
9:00 AM09:00

Storylistening: Hearing the Unheard Story

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Registration Fee: $45; SNSDA Members: $35

We express what is troubling us through stories and action before we are even aware of it. Unheard stories influence our behavior, choices, and actions. This workshop will explore how to offer questions that can bring insight and awareness. David Austin Sky uses stories, demonstrations, discussion and activities. Storylistening will change how you listen.

Facilitator David Austin Sky has been leading Storylistening workshops and groups since 1985. His workshops are creative, interactive and informative.

Limited financial assistance available, please contact Amanda Cushing: 614-228-8867 or via email: ascushing4@spiritualitynetwork.org

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Aug
23
5:30 PM17:30

SOLD OUT!!! Africans 400 Years in America: "I Am An Answered Prayer" SOLD OUT!!!

240 Million Slaves Ago, Quilt by Ms. V. Poitier copyright 2013

240 Million Slaves Ago, Quilt by Ms. V. Poitier copyright 2013

Hosted by the Spirituality Network recognizing the August 1619 arrival of 20 enslaved Africans at Point Comfort in the English colony of Virginia. Fashioned after traditional "Watch Night" services, the reception will feature spoken word, music and artifact displays from the National Afro-American Museum & Cultural Center and the Ohio History Connection as well as speakers discussing the significance of African American history and culture, especially in Ohio.

Hosted by the Spirituality Network; presented in partnership with the  National
Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center; the Ohio History Connection; and,
the Ubuntu - Emotional Emancipation Circle. Support provided by the
Methodist Theological Seminary of Ohio and Frost Indeed

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Apr
6
9:00 AM09:00

Un-Othering the Other: Co-Creating Justice

Facilitator: Jacqui Buschor, MDiv student

In this interactive workshop we will learn how our own discomforts, wounds, and insecurities lead us to “colonize” and objectify “the poor and marginalized.” We will explore contemplative action that honors all of our neighbors as essential partners and co-creators in justice.

Location: TBD

$45 Spirituality Network Spiritual Directors Association members; $55 nonmembers
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Mar
27
6:30 PM18:30

Three-Part Series on Spiritual Practices for Groups - Part III: Quaker Clearness Committee

Attend one, two, or all three sessions. Contemplative group spiritual practices provide insight, help uncover inherent wisdom, and foster discernment. Each week we will learn and experience a different group practice. The facilitators will offer follow-up groups for those who wish to continue the practice. How might you engage these prayerful processes in your direction practice and/or faith community?

Part III Facilitator: Heather Monkmeyer, spiritual director

Learn about the gift of the Quaker discernment practice of the Clearness Committee. This session includes discussion, demonstration, and practice. PLEASE NOTE: Required reading prior to session. You will receive the short article upon registration.

$25 Spirituality Network Spiritual Directors Association members; $35 nonmembers
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Mar
20
6:30 PM18:30

Three-Part Series on Spiritual Practices for Groups - Part II: Circles of Trust

Attend one, two, or all three sessions. Contemplative group spiritual practices provide insight, help uncover inherent wisdom, and foster discernment. Each week we will learn and experience a different group practice. The facilitators will offer follow-up groups for those who wish to continue the practice. How might you engage these prayerful processes in your direction practice and/or faith community?

Part II Facilitator: Allison DeHart, Certified Circles of Trust Facilitator

Author Parker Palmer describes the “shy soul” that requires a safe and trustworthy space to emerge. The circle of trust is designed to foster stillness, deep listening, and reverence for all voices present. It cultivates a unique space to listen more deeply to our own souls as well as each other. This process of “being alone together” elicits more of the richness of who we are of as we “rejoin soul and role.”

$25 Spirituality Network Spiritual Directors Association members; $35 nonmembers
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Mar
16
9:00 AM09:00

Dream Work in the Context of Spiritual Direction

Facilitator Sr. Janice Bachman, O.P., Dominican Sister of Peace, Jungian Analyst, Spiritual Director, Retreat Facilitator. She serves on the faculty of Wellstreams.

This session includes a review of the basics of dream work and will specifically focus on working with dreams in  spiritual direction. There will be a mix of lecture, discussion and experiential content that explores ways to assist your directees in discovering the wisdom of their dreams.

$35 Spirituality Network Spiritual Directors Association members; $45 nonmembers
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Mar
13
6:30 PM18:30

Three-Part Series on Spiritual Practices for Groups - Part I: The Wisdom Circle

Attend one, two, or all three sessions. Contemplative group spiritual practices provide insight, help uncover inherent wisdom, and foster discernment. Each week we will learn and experience a different group practice. The facilitators will offer follow-up groups for those who wish to continue the practice. How might you engage these prayerful processes in your direction practice and/or faith community?

Part I Facilitator: Rev. Karl Stevens

This practice, based on indigenous councils, gives equal attention to all voices of the circle so that true wisdom can arise without the pitfalls that come with hierarchy and deference to power. A central question is posed and then others are invited, one at a time, to offer their insights. The “harvest” of wisdom is gathered and shared with the group at the end of the session.

$25 Spirituality Network Spiritual Directors Association members; $35 nonmembers
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Feb
27
6:30 PM18:30

Self-Care Practice: Be Still and Know…Meditation

Facilitator: Dan Schleppi, spiritual director

This session will explore several types of meditation and its many benefits. Guided meditation followed by a time for voluntary sharing and processing the experience. Come and enjoy guided meditation in community.

$25 Spirituality Network Spiritual Directors Association members; $35 nonmembers
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