February

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Weekly Sacred Circles

For details on these weekly circles, please click here.

 

Sunday Sacred Circle

Sundays                5-6 p m
A Course in Miracles Mondays               7-8:30 pm
Compassion in Action Wednesdays        10:30 am-12 pm
Meditation Wednesdays         5-6 pm
Dream Discovery Thursdays            10:30 am-12 pm
Spiritual Journey Circle Thursdays             6-7 pm

 

Book Study: A Religion of One's Own
Wednesdays    February 3-24        6:30-8 pm


Have you felt like something is missing in your spiritual life? Are you longing for meaningful religious practices? If you yearn for a deeper connection, explore how to live a more spiritual life, with or without formal religion, in this experiential book study of Thomas Moore's A Religion of One's Own (affiliate link). Coaching techniques will help you gain insights to illuminate your journey.

Facilitated by Kirsten Allen, a certified coach who has worked with organizations, individuals and nonprofits.

$40

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Spiritual Journey Circle

Thursdays         Beginning February 4        6-7 pm

 

We begin a new book, a new awakening on the spiritual path, Elizabeth Lesser's The Seeker's Guide (affiliate link). Lesser, one of the founder's of Omega Institute in New York, reflects on her own journey as a means to open us to practices and awareness to live life as "a spiritual adventure."  On February 4th, we will discuss Chapter 1, My Search, and begin the first section of Chapter 2, What is Spirituality. (Through page 30)

Facilitated by Wendy Herschman, Executive Director of The Red Shoes, & members of Spiritual Journey Circle.


Suggested monthly donation $20

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Lunations: New Moon Ritual

Sunday       February 7              6–7:30 pm


Welcome to this sacred gathering. Join us to tap into the cycle of the moon as a source for re-centering and re-grounding. Our monthly gatherings include a water ritual, inspiration from Christine Page's Lunations and  discussion. Enjoy this monthly means of letting go of those things we no longer need.

Facilitated by Lisa Bovenkamp-Langlois, who is nourished by this ritual and who enjoys sharing this special time.


Suggested donation $5

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From Jesus of Nazareth to the Christ of God
Fridays         Feb.12-March 18    10:30 am-12:30 pm

 

How did a Jewish peasant named Jesus of Nazareth come to be seen as the Christ of God? We will explore the life of Jesus of Nazareth, the movement he started, his death and the meaning of his Resurrection. We will look at how the beliefs of who he was evolved in the first 300 years into the faith that proclaimed him as the Christ of God in the Council of Nicaea in 325 CE.

Facilitated by Dr. Francis Vanderwall, Professor Emeritus, Our Lady of the Lake College, Professor for OLLI, LSU, spiritual director & Jesuit Retreat Director.


$65

Nia: A Healing Practice for Every Body!

Saturday      February 13          10-11:30 am; 1-2:30 pm

 

Session 1 One Billion Rising- Listen, Act, Rise

One Billion Rising events shed light on the one in three women across the planet who will be beaten or raped during her lifetime—that’s one billion women and girls. Join us in a safe and supportive space to Listen to our bodies, Act from our hearts and Rise with dance, song and healing movement. With uplifting music and empowering lyrics, we will dance to celebrate that together we can stand to stop violence. Rise with us!

 

Session 2—Reach for the Stars

Experience the powerful conditioning and joyful magic of Nia, an energy blend of dance, martial and healing arts that is fun and good for you! We will explore our purpose, potential and possibility as we share art, story and expressive movement. Playful choreography and stirring soulful music stimulate your inner dancer while strengthening your core.

 

Facilitated by Kate Finlayson, Nia education trainer and 1st degree black belt teacher.

 

Each $15/Both $25

World Sound Healing Day

Sunday      February 14          6-6:30 pm


February 14th is World Sound Healing Day. This is an opportunity to join forces, to sound together for Global Harmonization, planetary peace and healing. Filling ourselves with the energy of compassion and love we will send a sonic valentine to Gaia, our Mother Earth. This sound event will include an introductory recording from Jonathan Goldman and the sounding of the “AH” for 10-15 min. Afterward we will have some time to share. Click here for background information and to download an introductory recording.

Facilitated by Lisa Bovenkamp-Langlois.


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Parabola Discussion

Monday           February 15        6-7:30 pm

 

“Seeds are the one thing that are the only genuine promise we have of the future.”
-Sister Joan Chittister


Join us once a month to discuss the articles in Parabola, a quarterly journal that explores fundamental questions and themes of humanity from a wide variety of spiritual traditions. Each issue of Parabola is organized around a thought-provoking spiritual theme. We will read and share our thoughts, and hopefully plant the seeds of understanding of how we are all connected. Subscribe to Parabola online and read it in print or online.

Facilitated by Celia Strickler, LCSW, spiritual seeker, student of Kohenet, the Hebrew Priestess Institute, and Kivvun, of the Institute of Jewish Spirituality; and Ann Trousdale, author and deacon in the Methodist church.

 

Donation monthly $10

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Volunteer: Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank

Tuesday          February 16         10 am-12 pm

 

 

Location: The Fraenkel Center, 10600 S. Choctaw Drive


There are many in need - you can help. The food bank counts on volunteers for over 20,000 hours of help each year. All food donated must be sorted and categorized for distribution. That is where we come in: we will meet at the food bank to sort food for 2 hours. Join our team, call us today to volunteer. (Closed-toe shoes.)

No Fee

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Teens: Be the Change

Tuesday         February 16               5:30-7 pm
Teen Room at the Main Library, 7711 Goodwood Blvd


Help us reach the next generation—the future voters, educators, artists and CEOs, the parents and grandparents of tomorrow. We are expanding our programs to support and empower youth in our community—helping them tap into passion about important issues. This month, we welcome teens to join us for a discussion of short films focusing on individuality. It will be a time to share ideas and think about how they can make a difference in the world.

 

No fee

Compassion in Action Circle
Wednesdays     Feb. 17-Mar. 2        10:30 am-12 pm

 
Our circle begins a study of Between the World and Me (affiliate link) by Ta-Nehisi Coates. What is it like to inhabit a black body and find a way to live within it? Come and discuss the advice the author shares with his son on how to live in America as a black man.

 

Facilitated by members of the Compassion in Action Circle.

 

Suggested monthly donation $20

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Pranic Healing Clinic

Wednesday             February 17              6:30-8:30 pm


Pranic healing is a powerful “no-touch” healing modality developed by Grand Master Choa Kok Sui that uses “life force” or prana (chi) to heal physical and emotional ailments. Pranic healing uses a cookbook approach, with specific protocols for each condition. Anyone can learn to heal in a short amount of time. This clinic offers healing sessions for participants.

 

Facilitated by students of Master Stephen Co.

 

Suggested donation $10

Remembering Who You Are
Friday        February 19        7-8:30 pm
Saturday    February 20       10 am-12 pm, 1-3 pm

Friday: 3rd Eye Meditation
Spend time with Spirit and become aware of the Spirit within. You will sense direct access to the energy of Spirit and your spiritual eye.  

Suggested donation $5


Saturday Seminar 1 (10 am-12 pm)—Anger: A Spiritual Approach
Anger is a messenger. It tells you where your beliefs are not working. How can we shorten the time we are angry and resolve, not repress, the feeling? We will uncover the source of anger and learn a recovery process of self-forgiveness that leads us to Spirit.

Saturday Seminar 2 (1-3 pm)—Discerning Your Inner Voices
We all hear them: voices of other people’s thoughts, voices of our past, voices of our own busy minds, voices of intuition and Spirit. How do you discern which ones are for you? How do you learn to trust some and not others?     How do you know what voice is speaking? Listen: learn to know the voices that reveal your truth.

Facilitated by Karl Fleddermann, MA in applied psychology, D.S.S. (doctorate in spiritual science).

 

Each Saturday seminar $30/ Both $50

Yoga Nidra: The Power of the Heart

Sunday         February 21          2-4 pm

 

Tap into unconditional self-love with a focus on the heart chakra. Using mind/body relaxation exercises, breathing techniques and guided journeys inward, we will affirm self-love. No yoga postures; no experience is needed. Bring a blanket/pillow/mat. Some available.

Facilitated by Delisha “Dee Dee” Poullard, certified yoga teacher in the Amrit and Yoga Nidra methods.

$20

Yellow Brick Academy Business Training

Monday       February 22        6:30-8:30 pm

 

Rethink Money: Rebuild Your Credit Report
These sessions explore the fundamentals of credit and credit scoring. Topics include components of credit scores, how credit scores are used, and ways of establishing or improving credit.

 

This session is part of the six-week-long Yellow Brick Academy Business Training class series.

 

Facilitated by business professionals in collaboration with The Red Shoes' Lifting Loans program, SELA Women's Business Center and the Good Work Network.

 

$60 (6 sessions)

Please bring a non-perishable food item to donate to the Food Bank

Nevermore: Author Talk with Paths to Healing
Tuesday      February 23           6:30-8:30 pm


"Forgiveness is not always easy. At times, it feels more painful than the wound we suffered... And yet, there is no peace without forgiveness."  -Marianne Williamson

Cade Soleil’s new book, Nevermore (affiliate link), is a true account of multi-generational abuse, denial and recovery. Through the lens of this powerful story of brokenness, learn about some of the different healing modalities that Cade explored in her own process. Experience paths to deep healing that tap into the powerful connection between mind and body, including laughter yoga, tai chi and energy healing. (Wear comfortable clothes.)

Facilitated by author Cade Soleil, recently interviewed on the Jesse Lee Peterson national radio show.

$5

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Spiritual Retreat Weekend

A Sacred Journey Into the Mystery

with Christine Page, MD

 

February 26-28, 2016

 

Learn more.

 

Yellow Brick Academy Business Training

Monday       February 29        6:30-8:30 pm

 

Rethink Money: Rebuild Your Credit Report
These sessions explore the fundamentals of credit and credit scoring. Topics include components of credit scores, how credit scores are used, and ways of establishing or improving credit.

 

This session is part of the six-week-long Yellow Brick Academy Business Training class series.

 

Facilitated by business professionals in collaboration with The Red Shoes' Lifting Loans program, SELA Women's Business Center and the Good Work Network.

 

$60 (6 sessions)

Please bring a non-perishable food item to donate to the Food Bank