Sorry, no search results were found.

Lectio Divina ~ Every Wednesday

December 19, 2018 / Wednesday - December 18, 2019 / Wednesday, 12:00pm - 12:30pm

Learning Programs

Lectio Divina is a way of praying the Scriptures so that the Word of God may penetrate our hearts. This prayerful practice is a blend of silence and slow, prayerful reading of Scripture.

Occurs every Wednesday from 12:00 - 12:30 pm.

 

  • Date: Wednesday 12/19/2018 - Wednesday 12/18/2019
  • Time: 12:00pm - 12:30pm
  • Cost: Free Will Offering
    $
  • Series Dates:
  • - Available Capacity: 25
  • - Available Capacity: 25
  • - Available Capacity: 25
  • - Available Capacity: 25
  • - Available Capacity: 25
  • - Available Capacity: 25
  • - Available Capacity: 25
  • - Available Capacity: 25
  • - Available Capacity: 25
  • - Available Capacity: 25
  • - Available Capacity: 25

Contemplative Interspiritual Group

January 14, 2019 / Monday - April 08, 2019 / Monday, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Learning Programs

Join this contemplative interspiritual group that practices interspiritual and interfaith companioning. We will explore and participate in contemplative practices from global faith traditions to move us in deeper union with the Divine. All faith traditions welcome.

In collaboration with Kaufman Interfaith Institute.

Dates:

  • January 14, 2019
  • February 11, 2019
  • March 11, 2019
  • April 8, 2019

Cost: Free-will offering

FD: Spirituality

  • Cost: Free Will Offering
    $

Surrender to Love

January 16, 2019 / Wednesday - May 15, 2019 / Wednesday, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Learning Programs

Sister Diane Zerfas, OP, is currently facilitating this program on David Benner's book, Surrender to Love. Though the program began on January 16, Sister Diane invites you to join her beginning February 20 for the remaining four meetings.

___

David Benner’s book Surrender to Love invites us to discover and explore the HEART of Christian spirituality - LOVE.  Each month we will read, ponder, and reflect together on this gentle invitation to find the Perfect Love that surrounds us and participate in the very life of God.

Surrender to Love Book Study | Dominican Center at Marywood, Grand Rapids, MIHow shall I make a return to the Lord for all the good done for me?
~ Psalm 116

Remaining dates:

  • February 20, 2019
  • March 20, 2019
  • April 17, 2019
  • May 15, 2019

Cost includes book.

View Dominican Center's Refund Policy

FD: Spirituality

  • Cost: $75.00

Cultivating Nonviolence, Harvesting Peace

March 04, 2019 / Monday - April 22, 2019 / Monday, 6:00pm - 8:30pm

Featured Programs

Rooted in Jesus’s radical teachings of nonviolence, this eight-week program takes participants through explorations from self-focused nonviolence to what nonviolence can look like on a national or global scale. Our faith calls us to respond to being peace for this world.  Our faith calls us to move from indifference to action.

Listen to Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., as he calls us to do our part.  

This program will guide us in understanding nonviolence both on local and global levels. Through prayer, mind- and heart-opening readings and videos, spiritual exercises, dialogue, and invitations to action, participants will have a clearer understanding of how their involvement to a more peaceful world makes a difference - and how faith strengthens us in our resolve to do so.  

Cost: $80
Student Rate: $40, use code Peace at checkout
Cost includes book and immersion experience

Program Dates:

  • March 4, 2019
  • March 11, 2019
  • March 18, 2019
  • March 25, 2019
  • April 1, 2019
  • April 8, 2019
  • April 15, 2019
  • April 22, 2019

Program developed by JustFaith Ministries

 

 

 

 

 

View Dominican Center's Refund Policy

FD: Evangelization

  • Cost: $80.00

Chair Yoga on Tuesday Mornings

March 05, 2019 / Tuesday - May 14, 2019 / Tuesday, 10:30am - 11:30am

Learning Programs

Chair Yoga uses a chair for greater support and stability within the practice. With an emphasis on the breath, alignment, and taking things at your own pace, Chair Yoga brings simplicity to the practice for easeful connection with the healing and restorative benefits yoga offers.

Yoga begins right where I am –
not where I was yesterday or where I long to be.
– Linda Sparrowe

In each yoga session, experience conscious awareness of breath, observe sensations in the body, notice thoughts, and expand the heart center.

Dominican Center’s yoga sessions create a healing space for all ages, fitness levels, and physical conditions so poses and breath work are accessible to all. For those new to yoga or working with special concerns and injuries, poses are modified and supported with props and detailed instruction for comfort and safety. Props are provided by Dominican Center at no additional cost.

View Dominican Center’s Refund Policy.

  • Cost: $10.00
  • Series Dates:
  • - Available Capacity: 30
  • - Available Capacity: 30
  • - Available Capacity: 30
  • - Available Capacity: 30
  • - Available Capacity: 30
  • - Available Capacity: 30
  • - Available Capacity: 30
  • - Available Capacity: 30
  • - Available Capacity: 30
  • - Available Capacity: 30
  • - Available Capacity: 30

Spirituality Through A Camera Lens

March 05, 2019 / Tuesday - May 14, 2019 / Tuesday, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Learning Programs

In Spirituality Through a Camera Lens discover the sacred in each other and in everyday moments. Being still to frame a moment in time requires us to slow down and to notice. In capturing a photo, the photographer is intentional. When photographing people, we learn to engage, develop trust, connect, and lean into each other.

It's less what the eye sees and more what the soul feels.
- unknown

This program gently guides you in seeing the holy that surrounds us all. Over 6 sessions, participants of all levels will be guided through artistic and technical skills of camera use; will sharpen their contemplative focus on life and living; and share sacred stories of photographs with one another.  Please bring your camera or camera cell phone to each session.

SERIES DATES
March 5, 2019
March 19, 2019
April 2, 2019
April 16, 2019
April 30, 2019
May 14, 2019

FD: Spirituality

  • Cost: $90.00

Chair Yoga on Thursday Evenings

March 07, 2019 / Thursday - May 16, 2019 / Thursday, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Learning Programs

Chair Yoga uses a chair for greater support and stability within the practice. With an emphasis on the breath, alignment, and taking things at your own pace, Chair Yoga brings simplicity to the practice for easeful connection with the healing and restorative benefits yoga offers.

Yoga begins right where I am –
not where I was yesterday or where I long to be.
– Linda Sparrowe

In each yoga session, experience conscious awareness of breath, observe sensations in the body, notice thoughts, and expand the heart center.

Dominican Center’s yoga sessions create a healing space for all ages, fitness levels, and physical conditions so poses and breath work are accessible to all. For those new to yoga or working with special concerns and injuries, poses are modified and supported with props and detailed instruction for comfort and safety. Props are provided by Dominican Center at no additional cost.

View Dominican Center’s Refund Policy

  • Cost: $10.00
  • Series Dates:
  • - Available Capacity: 30
  • - Available Capacity: 30
  • - Available Capacity: 30
  • - Available Capacity: 30
  • - Available Capacity: 30
  • - Available Capacity: 30
  • - Available Capacity: 30
  • - Available Capacity: 30
  • - Available Capacity: 30
  • - Available Capacity: 30
  • - Available Capacity: 30

Gentle Yoga on Thursday Evenings

March 07, 2019 / Thursday - May 16, 2019 / Thursday, 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Learning Programs

This gentle class offers a peaceful session to gradually build strength and range of motion. With this quiet practice, experience how mindful movement and breath work can deliver much-needed nurturing, rest, and clarity.

The body is my temple, asanas are my prayers.
– BKS Iyengar

Using gentle and mindful movement as well as nourishing breath work, Gentle Yoga encourages softly stretching and strengthening. In each session, experience conscious awareness of breath, observe sensations in the body, notice thoughts, and expand the heart center.

Dominican Center’s yoga sessions create a healing space for all ages, fitness levels, and physical conditions so poses and breath work are accessible to all. For those new to yoga or working with special concerns and injuries, poses are modified and supported with props and detailed instruction for comfort and safety. Props are provided by Dominican Center at no additional cost.

View Dominican Center’s Refund Policy

  • Cost: $10.00
  • Series Dates:
  • - Available Capacity: 27
  • - Available Capacity: 28
  • - Available Capacity: 28
  • - Available Capacity: 28
  • - Available Capacity: 30
  • - Available Capacity: 30
  • - Available Capacity: 30
  • - Available Capacity: 30
  • - Available Capacity: 30
  • - Available Capacity: 30
  • - Available Capacity: 27

Restorative Yoga on Thursday Evenings

March 07, 2019 / Thursday - May 16, 2019 / Thursday, 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Learning Programs

Calm the mind and nourish the body with Restorative Yoga. Restorative poses are held on a mat and deeply supported with yoga props. The practice seeks to balance the physical, mental, and spiritual while also experiencing profound rest and relaxation.

Don’t practice yoga to get better at yoga; practice yoga to get better at living.
- unknown

Using gentle and mindful movement as well as nourishing breath work, Restorative Yoga encourages softly stretching and strengthening. In each session, experience conscious awareness of breath, observe sensations in the body, notice thoughts, and expand the heart center.

Dominican Center’s yoga sessions create a healing space for all ages, fitness levels, and physical conditions so poses and breath work are accessible to all. For those new to yoga or working with special concerns and injuries, poses are modified and supported with props and detailed instruction for comfort and safety. Props are provided by Dominican Center at no additional cost.

View Dominican Center’s Refund Policy

 

  • Cost: $10.00
  • Series Dates:
  • - Available Capacity: 30
  • - Available Capacity: 30
  • - Available Capacity: 29
  • - Available Capacity: 30
  • - Available Capacity: 30
  • - Available Capacity: 28
  • - Available Capacity: 30
  • - Available Capacity: 30
  • - Available Capacity: 30
  • - Available Capacity: 30
  • - Available Capacity: 30

Lenten Prayer: Visio Divina

March 12, 2019 / Tuesday - April 09, 2019 / Tuesday, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Learning Programs

Visio Divina, Latin for divine seeing, is a form of prayer that uses images to open our hearts, focus our thoughts and helps us to pray with the Eyes of the Heart. Using Henri Nouwen’s Behold the Beauty of the Lord, we will spend time weekly gazing into sacred images, finding mystery and entering a space of shared contemplation of beauty that rests within us and outside of us.

Dates:

  • March 12, 2019
  • March 19, 2019
  • March 26, 2019
  • April 2, 2019
  • April 9, 2019

View Dominican Center's Refund Policy

FD: Spirituality

  • Cost: $50.00

Discover Body Peace through Gentle Nutrition

March 23, 2019 / Saturday, 8:30am - 12:00pm

Learning Programs

Increasingly we are made aware of the impact good nutrition has on our body and spiritual health. Learn about the healing benefits of an Intuitive Plant-Based Lifestyle and how to introduce mindfulness into meal times. Learn how mindful eating can increase nutritional intake and help us move out of eating with a diet mentality. This is a great introduction to a Plant-Based lifestyle, cleanses, and a gentle step for those who are looking to lower their intake of animal products.

Each attendee will receive a free eBook developed by Sam Kalawart on plant-based eating.

Registration: 8:30am

Program: 9:00am-Noon

View Dominican Center's Refund Policy

  • Presenter: Sam Kalawart
  • Date: Saturday 03/23/2019
  • Time: 8:30am - 12:00pm
  • Cost: $35.00

Sacred Self-Care

March 26, 2019 / Tuesday, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Learning Programs

Due to expected weather conditions on January 29, this program is rescheduled for Tuesday, March 26.

---

Sacred Self-Care focuses on learning to care for yourself as a sacred practice, which invites you to honor your whole being, body, mind, and spirit. Practicing self-care is a way of connecting with your true self amidst the stress and struggles of life.

Self-care is not selfish. You cannot serve from an empty vessel.
- Eleanor Brownn

Join Susan for this contemplative program to deepen your awareness of this sacred practice. Together, we will explore, discuss, and learn several easy-to-use self-care techniques including breathing practices, guided meditation, and gentle yoga.

View Dominican Center's Refund Policy

FD: Spirituality

  • Cost: $35.00

A-MaZentangle: A Tangled Labyrinth

March 27, 2019 / Wednesday, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Learning Programs

Using a Zentangle Opus tile, this class will lead you on a special journey to create a tangled labyrinth. As your pen fills the paths, you may find metaphors your life in the circular twists, turns, giving you moment to pause and reflect while creating this frame-able work of art.

A wonderful way for a person to grow in a quiet meditative atmosphere, expressing their creativity and sharing in the process with others.
- Zentangle Participant

Led by Amy W.M. Kam, Certified Zentangle Teacher, the Zentangle® Method is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. It was created by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas.  . Learn more at zentangle.com

*Prerequisite: Must have completed an Exploring or Introduction to Zentangle class.

TOOLS NEEDED: Please bring your standard Zentangle supplies (Micron pen, pencil, tortillon).

View Dominican Center's Refund Policy.

  • Cost: $25.00

March Reflective Film Series: The Square

March 29, 2019 / Friday, 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Film

Contemplative Learning Program | Reflective Film Series | Film Reel | Dominican Center at Marywood, Grand Rapids, MIJoin us for the March Reflective Film Series featuring The Square. In this film, a prestigious Stockholm museum's chief art curator finds himself in times of both professional and personal crisis as he attempts to set up a controversial new exhibit. Christian is the respected curator of a contemporary art museum, a divorced but devoted father of two who drives an electric car and supports good causes. His next show is The Square, an installation that invites passersby to altruism, reminding them of their role as responsible fellow human beings. But sometimes, it is difficult to live up to your own ideals. Christian's foolish response to the theft of his phone drags him into shameful situations. Meanwhile, the museum's PR agency has created an unexpected campaign for The Square. The response is overblown and sends Christian, as well as the museum, into an existential crisis.

Rated R

Popcorn and soda provided.

Co-sponsored by Dominican Associates. Special thanks to Zulema Moret, Dominican Associate, for her generosity.

  • Date: Friday 03/29/2019
  • Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Cost: Free Will Offering
    $

Dominican Praise: The Liturgy of the Hours

April 06, 2019 / Saturday, 8:30am - 11:30am

Learning Programs

In this program, Dominican Praise: The Liturgy of the Hours, understand the nature and structure of this communal prayer that the Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids pray daily.  The session will explore:

  • Praying with the Psalms.
  • Dominican Praise, which is the prayer book used by the Dominican Sisters.
  • Music in Dominican prayer.
  • The Dominican use of the body in prayer.

Please bring your Dominican Praise book if you have one. Includes continental breakfast.

Review Dominican Center's Refund Policy

FD: Spirituality

  • Presenter: Sister Joan Thomas, OP, David Lincoln, Dominican Associate
  • Date: Saturday 04/06/2019
  • Time: 8:30am - 11:30am
  • Cost: $10.00

JustFaith Ministries: Transformed People, Transformed Church, Transformed World with Jack Jezreel

April 13, 2019 / Saturday, 9:00am - 11:30am

Featured Programs

JustFaith Ministry:  A Formation Experience Rooted in the Justice Tradition and Articulated by the Scriptures.  Transformed People. Transformed Church. Transformed World.

For more than 18 years, JustFaith Ministries has worked alongside faith, campus, and church leaders by providing them resources and tools to explore the call to work for social justice from a faith lens. Based on Scripture and Catholic Social Teaching, JustFaith has developed programs that help us live out Jesus's radical call for all of us to respond to be in right relationship with all God’s children.

The programs of Just Faith guide us in seeing Jesus through the eyes of those who hunger, who are homeless, who are discriminated against, and who are imprisoned. Guided by Jesus's teaching I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in,  I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’ (Matthew 25:35-40), JustFaith programs moves us from awareness of social justice issues to transformation that compels us to compassionate action.

We welcome Jack Jezreel, creator of JustFaith Ministries and author of A New Way to Be Church, with his powerful testimony and vision of realizing God’s healing presence in the world. Come listen to his inspirational message of how JustFaith programs help ministries develop an environment that nurtures new understanding and engagement in the radical, Biblical sense of compassion and social responsibility.

Registration is with JustFaith Ministries.  Please register here:  www.justfaith.org/grand-rapids-workshop

FD: Spirituality

Dominican Associates Saint Series ~ Saint Charles Lwanga and Companions

April 16, 2019 / Tuesday, 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Learning Programs

The Saint Series is a presentation and conversation with Dominican Associates that shines light on the many holy women and men in service of God.

Dominican Associates are non-vowed women and men who desire to practice their Christian faith in the spirit of the Dominican Order of Preachers. Interested in Dominican Associate Life? Visit grdominicans.org/associates.

  • Presenter: Mary Jo Asadorian, Dominican Associate
  • Date: Tuesday 04/16/2019
  • Time: 6:30pm - 7:30pm
  • Cost: Free Will Offering
    $

April Reflective Film: Yesterday

April 26, 2019 / Friday, 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Film

Contemplative Learning Program | Reflective Film Series | Film Reel | Dominican Center at Marywood, Grand Rapids, MIJoin us for the April Reflective Film Series, Yesterday. This film tells the story of a young mother, Yesterday, who discovers she has AIDS. Her husband, a migrant mine laborer, rejected her despite being the one that infected her. Her ambition becomes to live long enough to see her daughter, Beauty, go to school. This film is the first commercial feature-length production in Zulu.

Rated R

Soda and popcorn provided.

Co-sponsored by the Dominican Associates. Special thanks to Zulema Moret, Dominican Associate, for her generosity.

 

  • Date: Friday 04/26/2019
  • Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Cost: Free Will Offering
    $

Loving-Kindness Meditation: How It Can Heal What Ails Us

April 27, 2019 / Saturday, 8:30am - 12:00pm

Featured Programs

The loving-kindness meditation is based on metta, the Pali term for unconditional friendliness, or loving-kindness, and is a form of blessing/meditation practice. It is sourced in the Buddhist tradition, yet versions of it are found in many spiritual traditions, including Judaism and Celtic Christianity. It is an interspiritual practice that supports many theologies.

Practice loving-kindness wherever you may go.
― Heather Wolf

Metta is a sitting meditation/prayer form and takes us through six levels of blessing: one's self, benefactors, loved ones, neutral others, difficult others, and ultimately wishing all earthly beings and creatures safety and happiness. This practice opens our hearts to ourselves and others in profound ways.

Take a listen to this personal invitation from  Spiritual Guide Janice Lundy, DMin, and facilitator for Loving-Kindness Meditation.

 

FD: Spirituality

View Dominican Center's Refund Policy

  • Cost: $45.00

Write Your Heart Out: Hope

April 27, 2019 / Saturday, 9:00am - 12:00pm

Learning Programs

Join us for transformational writing experiences that focus on a specific theme. As you put pen to paper, observe the emotions that pour from you, discover the truth of your feelings, and allow your heart’s energy to create both art and change.

Remember, hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies.
― Stephen King

Write Your Heart Out is a writing circle facilitated by Sandra Mitchell, coach and writer. Using stillness, writing prompts, sharing, and non-judgmental feedback, these reflective writing experiences are open to writers of all levels. From journal entries, to song lyrics, to fiction, and more, participants write in the genre they find best serves their process. Limited to eight writers.

Read more about transformational writing experiences >

View Dominican Center's Refund Policy

FD: Spirituality

  • Cost: $35.00

Introducing and Exploring Zentangle® April Session

April 30, 2019 / Tuesday, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Learning Programs

Learn the benefits of the Zentangle Drawing Method, as well as techniques and basic steps of creating a Zentangle work of art. Discover the gifts of relaxation, expanded awareness, enhanced focus, new practices for problem-solving, and uncover new ways to see beauty and to embrace the unexpected.

Led by Amy W.M. Kam, Certified Zentangle Teacher, the Zentangle® Method is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. Created by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas, learn more about Zentangle at zentangle.com

A wonderful way for a person to grow in a quiet meditative atmosphere, expressing their creativity and sharing in the process with others.
- Zentangle Participant

Beginners welcome; no previous experience required.  Supplies included.

View Dominican Center's Refund Policy.

  • Date: Tuesday 04/30/2019
  • Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm
  • Cost: $35.00

The Rosary Flowing from Scripture

May 04, 2019 / Saturday, 8:30am - 11:00am

Learning Programs

The Rosary has its roots in the early 1000s in the West and corresponds to the repetitive prayer of the heart, which developed in the East. Praying the Rosary is an ancient practice, yet remains a mystery to many of us.

Explore the Rosary by uncovering its roots and its relevancy as a contemporary spiritual prayer practice. We will see the mysteries from Scripture unfold as we pray the Rosary, blending vocal prayer, meditation, and contemplation into the practice.

Includes Rosary and breakfast.

View Dominican Center's Refund Policy

FD: Spirituality

  • Cost: $15.00

Mary and the Holy Spirit ~ In the Church and Contemporary Life

May 06, 2019 / Monday - May 13, 2019 / Monday, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Learning Programs

In this program, Mary and the Holy Spirit ~ In the Church and Contemporary Life, explore how Mary is the most significant woman in the Christian faith. She gave birth to the Christ, the Son of God, through an act of grace and courageous generosity. Scripture and the Tradition of Christian faith speak of her. The Church speaks of her. Feminist theologians speak of her. We speak of her. Both our heads and our hearts are engaged in this process of discovering her richness, her meaning, her relationship to our contemporary life.

These two presentations will explore how we have come to know Mary and consider how she can enrich and challenge our life and faith today as disciples of Jesus the Christ in an increasingly secularized world.  Listen to this beautiful version of Mary Did You Know and contemplate on how Mary continues to be a great source of strength, faith and love.

https://pixabay.com/en/virgin-mary-religion-faith-868970/

View Dominican Center's Refund Policy

FD: Spirituality

  • Cost: $30.00

Dominican Associates' Saint Series ~ Mother Teresa

May 22, 2019 / Wednesday, 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Learning Programs

The Saint Series is a presentation and conversation with Dominican Associates that shines light on the many holy women and men in service of God.

Dominican Associates are non-vowed women and men who desire to practice their Christian faith in the spirit of the Dominican Order of Preachers. Interested in Dominican Associate Life? Visit grdominicans.org/associates.

All are welcome.

FD: Spirituality

  • Cost: Free Will Offering
    $

Zentangle®: Seed to Stem

May 29, 2019 / Wednesday, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Learning Programs

Zentangle: Seed to Stem, is for those that love Zentangle AND color AND nature-based tangles. Prepare for spring as we explore the power of seed to grow amazing stems and tangles while we enjoy using tools of color such as chalk pencils.

Led by Amy W.M. Kam, Certified Zentangle Teacher, the Zentangle® Method is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. It was created by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas.

Zentangle teaches us not to rush and to take good care of ourselves in the present moment — after all, the present moment is all there is.
- Cathy Malchiodi, Art Therapist

*Prerequisite: Must have completed an Exploring or Introduction to Zentangle Class

TOOLS NEEDED: Please bring your standard Zentangle supplies (Micron pen, pencil, tortillon).  Learn more at zentangle.com

View Dominican Center's Refund Policy.

  • Cost: $25.00

Zentangle®: Resistance is Beautiful

June 25, 2019 / Tuesday, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Learning Programs

Using a special pen-resistance technique, you will create seemingly invisible patterns that will stand out when you add color using special colored markers and water brushes. Final touches will include adding tangles and sparkle to your works of art.

Led by Amy W.M. Kam, Certified Zentangle Teacher, the Zentangle® Method is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. It was created by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas.

The Zentangle Method is an elegant metaphor and model for inspiring a deliberate artistry in life.
http://zentangle.com

*Prerequisite: Must have completed an Exploring or Introduction to Zentangle class.

TOOLS NEEDED: Please bring your standard Zentangle supplies (Micron pen, pencil, tortillon).

View Dominican Center's Refund Policy.

  • Cost: $25.00

Foundations in Wisdom: Where Spirituality, Justice & Mercy Intersect

September 21, 2019 / Saturday, 9:30am - 4:30pm

Learning Programs

Building on our connected, common humanity, Foundations in Wisdom offers the opportunity to explore spiritual practices, expand resources, and participate in shared experiences that renew one’s spiritual foundation, as well as the resolve to live in this world with compassion and to respond with contemplative service.

Martin Luther King knew that God and God alone gives us the interior resources to bear the burdens and tribulations of life, especially those that come as we fulfill our call to serve others and stand for what is right in this world. Had he not known how to move from action back into prayer - how to tap into a deeper Source than mere human activism - we would have lost him to fear and discouragement; the forces of evil would have prevailed, at least for a little while longer.
- Ruth Haley Barton, Author
MLK Jr. and the Soul of Leadership

All faith traditions and wisdom teachers are rooted in their commitment to social justice and to those living in the margins of society. The givens of our faith include being good stewards of the earth, empowering the vulnerable to live with dignity, and standing in equity with all peoples.

This spiritual formation experience guides participants toward a deeper understanding that will awaken and strengthen a commitment to justice.

  • Companion with wisdom teachers who came before us - Dorothy Day, Howard Thurman, Monseñor Oscar Romero, Mother Teresa, Rosa Parks, Teresa de Avila, St. Francis of Assisi.
  • Companion with wisdom teachers still with us - Richard Rohr, Joan Chittister, Malala Yousafzai, Pádraig Ó Tuama, Margaret Benefiel, Thich Nhat Hanh, Pope Francis, Desmond Tutu, the Dalai Lama, Pema Chödrön, Don Goergen, OP.
  • Companion with prophetic wisdom yet to come.
  • Journey near and far to witness and participate in the work of those making a difference in the lives of others.
  • Develop resources for cultivating the practices of meditation and contemplation in today’s world.
  • Share one’s story and have one’s story be heard through the art of holy listening and conversation.

Details

View Dominican Center's Refund Policy

FD: Spirituality

  • Date: Saturday 09/21/2019
  • Time: 9:30am - 4:30pm