Weekly Sacred Circles

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Sunday Sacred Circle

Sundays                5-6 pm
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

Embracing Mystery: The Wisdom Of Not Knowing 

Mondays     April 1-22     10:30 am- 12 pm


Have you noticed a certain discomfort when you are not in control? Do you want to know how things will turn out? Join us to discuss concepts and experience exercises and meditations taken from The Wisdom of Not Knowing, an exploration of the challenges and possibilities of the unknown. We will draw from other sources that reveal that the unknown is a deep current that runs throughout all religions and mystical traditions. It can be a source of paralyzing fear or a starting point for transformation and creativity. We will try to grow our personal tolerance for “not knowing.”


Facilitated by Joan McCaskill, Spiritual Director, MA.



A Course in Miracles 

Mondays      Beginning April 1     7-8:30 pm


Seeking happiness and peace? Join our weekly study of A Course in Miracle, a powerful, life-changing course that guides us to happiness and peace. Enjoy the miracles of life. 


Facilitated by Nic Ourso, who has studied A Course in Miracles for many years.


Suggested Monthly Donation $20


A Taste of Zen

Mondays    Beginning April 1   7-8:30 pm


Join us to learn Zen basics to build a meaningful life practice.


Facilitated by: Gary Muso Pettigrew Hoshi, an ordained monk and Dharma holder in the White Plum Zen Buddhist lineage, and Shelby Jukai Gallagher, B.A. in Religious Studies.


Donation per class $10


Compassion in Action 
Wednesdays  Beginning April 3

10:30 am -12:00 pm


Thought provoking discussion will be based on social problems including race, education, healthcare, oppression, the court system and incarceration.  Expand your awareness on social justice issues at the forefront of our society today. Books and guest speakers stimulate our discussion. Learn more about the issues and discover how you can be part of the solution. Be the change!


Facilitated by Compassion in Action Circle members.


Suggested Monthly Donation $20


The 821 Project: All Power To All People 

Wednesday   Apr 3   6:30-8 pm


This event is a follow up discussion to Rev. angel Kyodo williams' seminar, Connecting Race, Love and Liberation.

Join The 821 Project for an interactive dialogue centered on how we can create an "empathetic democracy."


Democracy is not only political. It also applies to the way people interact with one another in our society. We live in a society where pain and resentment caused by social change and injustice are often used to disempower people. In order to channel this pain and resentment, democratic principles can expand power to all people. 



Facilitated by Jahi Mackey, Executive Director for The 821 Project, an organization that promotes global citizenship through social justice and intercultural education programming throughout the south Louisiana community.  He is a 2018 Capital Area United Way Brotherhood Sisterhood Award Recipient. 



Meditation and Spiritual Awakening 

Wednesdays   Beginning Apr 3   5-6 pm


Relax into a quiet time of exploration and meditation. Enjoy stillness that creates a time to empty and reconnect to Source. The first Wednesday of each month is a time of coloring meditation with quiet music. Some instruction offered each week as we develop and deepen our practice.


Facilitated by Wendy Herschman, who enjoys sharing the joy of group meditation.

Suggested Donation $5


Kundalini Yoga - Weekly

Thursdays     Beginning April 4  9:30 am-11 am


Kundalini yoga connects our finite selves with the infinite through a dynamic blend of spiritual and physical practices. Known as the yoga of awareness, kundalini blends guided movements, breathing techniques, meditation and sound chanting. Practice on mats or chairs. This practice is for those with physical limitations or physically fit. 


Facilitated by Janet Sullivan, a licensed massage therapist practicing Shiatsu healing work for 20 years. 



Dream Discovery
Thursdays    Beginning April 4    10:30 am-12 pm


Discover more about yourself as you learn to work with your dreams. The language of dreams offers valuable insights into understanding your relationships, your choices, your past and your future. Basic elements of Carl Jung’s work are a part of this exploration. While studying and sharing dreams, we learn ways to interpret and understand them in a meaningful way.


Facilitated by Joan McCaskill, Spiritual Director, MA.


 Monthly $40


Spiritual Journey Circle 

Thursdays  Beginning April 4    6-7 pm


As a circle of seekers, we immerse in diverse spiritual teachings. Share in discussions that enrich life on a deep, personal level. A study of thought-provoking writers and luminaries enhance this spiritual journey. Return weekly for spiritual connection and community.


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


Suggested monthly donation $20


Sean Johnson and the Wild Lotus Band 

A New Orleans Treasure - Nationally Known

Sunday     April 7

Mid-City Ballroom : 136 South Acadian Thruway


Bhakti Yoga: 2-3:30 pm

Sean Johnson is the founder of Wild Lotus Yoga studios in New Orleans, and Soul School, an interdisciplinary yoga and spirituality teacher training program that focuses on skill and imagination.  Sean's signature "Bhakti On The Mat" yoga workshops, often accompanied by the band, playfully weaves yoga, live music, chanting, storytelling, poetry, and ritual.


Music Concert: 4-6 pm
Open your heart to the power of kirtan – mantras charged with dynamic rock, funk, gospel, and world grooves. From Bhakti Fest to The New Orleans Jazz Festival, Sean Johnson And The Wild Lotus Band strike peoples’ hearts with their soulful, imaginative, and dynamic music that bridges the east and the west. Sing, dance, stretch and travel on a revelatory journey through myriad sounds, flavors, and languages including belly dance rhythms, Motown inspired grooves, back porch guitar stomp, gospel chorus, and passionately sung verses from Rumi, The Radiance Sutras, and mantric chants from yoga and other spiritual traditions. Bring a yoga mat or sit in chairs provided.

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New Orleans native Sean Johnson is the founder of the band and loves to inspire people through a creative integration of imaginative music, yoga, storytelling, and poetry. He’s been leading kirtan for the last twenty years. CDs will be available for purchase.

Bhakti Yoga $30/ Concert $20 / Combo $45

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Sunday Sacred Circle 

Sundays    Beginning April 7   5-6 pm


Nourish your spirit. Enjoy a time of introspection, an inter-religious, ecumenical experience for those yearning to unite through prayer, chanting, inspirational readings and silence with Spirit.


Facilitated by inspired members of the circle.

Donations appreciated


Volunteer: Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank 
2nd Tuesdays     April 9     10 am - 12 pm

Location: 10600 S Choctaw Dr.


Just meet us at the lobby of the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank. No one should go hungry. Our community needs you. Can you find time in your schedule? Just 2 hours makes a difference.


Wear Closed-toe shoes/No Fee 


Indigo Women's Enlightenment Circle

2nd Tuesdays     April 9    7-8:30 pm


Calling together women of spirit. Each month enjoy themed spiritual teachings and support, discussion and guided meditation and/or sound healing. April theme: Flower Messages, Learn to Read Flowers.

Facilitated by Jennifer Lauret, Reiki Master, Psychic, Trance-Medium, Hypnotherapist and Teacher and Rachel Chamness, Spiritual Counselor, Channel Medium, Reiki Master and Sound Healer.



Discovering Your Inner Peace:

Retreat for Survivors of Sexual Assault
Saturday     April 13     10 am-4 pm


Come together for a day of empowerment and

inner peace: A day to take care of you. 


Feel stress melt away as you experience meditation and relaxation techniques including therapeutic art, yoga and music. This retreat is an opportunity to focus on you: your power, strength and inner beauty. With a supportive network of women, experience healing processes designed to enhance your mental and physical health. Enjoy a delicious lunch in conversation with a caring community of women. This day of relaxation is offered at no cost through a partnership with The Red Shoes and the Sexual Trauma Awareness & Response Center (STAR) and a grant from the Junior League of Baton Rouge.  All participants must pre-register with STAR. 


If you or someone you know is interested in attending,

please contact STAR: 615-7093 or The Red Shoes: 338-1170.

This is a scholarship event. 

CLICK HERE  To register online for your full scholarship through STAR,
or call STAR 
(225) 615-7093.

This event is sponsored in partnership with Junior League of Baton Rouge, STAR, and The Red Shoes.

Community Clinic: Meditation & Pranic Healing

3rd Wednesdays    April 17    6:30-8:30 pm


Experience rejuvenation and healing through Pranic Healing. Light stretching is followed by the Meditation on Twin Hearts, a meditation based on the universal prayer of St. Francis that promotes physical and spiritual well-being. It blesses loved ones, your job and Mother Earth. Healing sessions offered after meditation.


Facilitated by Pat Cole, Misagh Naderi, and Mike Benton, students of Master Choa Kok Sui and members of Pranic Healing of Baton Rouge.


Suggested Donation $10


Baton Rouge Earth Day:

The Soleful Labyrinth   

Sunday    April 28     1-5 pm

LSU Ag Center's Parker Coliseum


Looking for ways to reduce your carbon footprint? If you have gently used shoes collecting dust in your closet, consider giving them new life and bring them to The Red Shoes beginning April 10.


On Earth Day, we will be creating a labyrinth made up of the donated shoes. Honor Mother Earth: recycle, reuse and re-purpose. Come join us for a day of fun at the new LSU location and walk the "soleful" labyrinth. Following the event, all shoes will be donated to St. Vincent De Paul and Cenikor. Help us do good for the earth and its people!