Weekly Sacred Circles
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|
Dance in the Sun Vision Board Party
Saturday December 1 7-8:30 pm
2018 went by in a flash! The New Year is pounding at the door. Let’s get together to create our vision board to ensure we accomplish our goals in 2019. A Vision Board is a collage of pictures and words usually torn out of magazines or any image that can serve as an example of what you want to show up in your life. The power of a vision board is that you clarify, define and keep your intentions in front of you, reminding you of what you want to achieve. Your vision board empowers you to stay focused and motivated. Do you want to travel, change careers, buy a new home or enjoy better relationships? The choice is yours. Let’s make sure we start the New Year with a plan and not just hope.
Facilitated by Monique Moliere Piper, M.A., a speaker, bestselling author and certified professional coach.
A Taste of Zen: Zazen and Dharma Talk
Mondays December 3 & 10 7-8:30 pm
Join us twice each month to develop the practice at the heart of Zen Buddhism, Zazen. Experience seated Zen meditation and a Dharma talk with time for questions and discussion. We will regularly meet on the first and second Mondays of each month. Guidance for beginners.
Facilitated by an ordained Zen monk, Muso Yuki.
Suggested donation $10
Christ of the Celts: The Healing of Creation
Tuesdays December 4 & 11 10:30 am-12 pm
Join with us to ponder John Phillip Newell’s question, “Who is Christ today?” Newell shows how the ancient Celtic vision of Christ embodies a concern for the
healing of creation and the healing of the human. Sensing the human longing for peace in the face of fear and global fragmentation, Newell offers the ancient traditions of Celtic Christianity as
a way forward in healing humankind and the earth. Discover this Christ who rather than only a sacrifice is a manifestation of love, a representation of harmony with God and nature - the picture
of Christ needed today.
Facilitated by Joan McCaskill, Spiritual Director, MA.
Compassion in Action Circle
Wednesdays December 5 10:30 am -12:00 pm
How can we work to dismantle racism? Using the books Voices from the Bayou by BRCC Students, and Waking Up White: And Finding Myself in the Story of Race by Debbie Irving, we will explore how greater self-awareness releases thoughts of “the other.” While we all harbor unconscious biases that contribute to a culture of racism, we can peel back the layers of our unconscious and awaken our Higher Self, embracing everyone as members of One Human Family.
Suggested Monthly Donation $20
"Won't You Be My Neighbor"
An Opportunity To Understand & Overcome Bias
Wednesdays December 5 & 12 6:30-8 pm
Biases are the stories we make up about people before we actually know who they are. Baton Rouge is 54% black, 39% white - how might we truly live together as neighbors? It is time to work through some old stereotypes and change our default reactions. We don’t want to be color blind, rather we want to see potential, competency, professionalism and compassion in all faces. We want to look openly into reality to move beyond assumptions. Join us for this
2-part series that will include short films to inspire conversation and provoke new insights. Welcome to our “neighborhood,” where the goal is to know, respect and love our neighbors. The more diverse our gathering, the more we will learn.
Facilitated by Charity Moran Parsons, a teacher, K-12 coach, and founder of idoschool.com and Dr. Lisa Delpit, Felton G. Clark Distinguished Professor of Education.
Each $10/ Series $15
Qigong/Chi Gong: A Path to Wellness
Thursdays December 6, 13, 20 11:15 am-12:15 pm
Chi Gong is a powerful system of healing and energy medicine from China. It is the art and science of using breathing techniques, gentle movement and meditation to cleanse, strengthen and circulate the life energy (Chi). Chi Gong practice leads to better health and vitality and a tranquil state of mind.
Facilitated by Janet Sullivan, licensed massage therapist who teaches chi gong and yoga.
Alcoholics Anonymous Open Meeting - Meditation
Thursdays December 6, 13, 20 7-8 pm
Together we explore guided meditation and share our experience, strength & hope toward living a Sober Life.
Friday December 7 12-1:30 pm
Looking for the perfect way to nourish your holiday spirit? Join us for a festive luncheon with friends from The Red Shoes community. Our catered lunch will be buffet style and you can be assured of conversations and connections that will be gifts you truly enjoy. Let us know if you would like to bring a favorite holiday dessert for the group. Take time for a gathering that will warm your heart and brighten your holiday season.
Reservations by December 4, please! $10
Volunteer: Baton Rouge Food Bank
2nd Tuesdays December 11 10 am-12 pm
Location: 10600 South Choctaw Dr. (Fraenkel Center)
Can you offer two hours that will make a big difference? Join our team, call today to volunteer. Help The Food Bank achieve their mission to feed the hungry in Baton Rouge. All food must be sorted and categorized for distribution. That is where we come in: we will meet at the food bank to sort or bag food.
Wear closed-toe shoes / No Fee
Indigo Women's Enlightenment Circle
Tuesday December 11 7-8:30 pm
Enjoy a themed teaching, guided meditation and/or sound healing on Meeting Your Spirit Guides.
Facilitated by Jennifer Lauret, Reiki Master, Psychic, Trance-Medium, Hypnotherapist and Teacher and Rachel Chamness, Spiritual Counselor, Channel Medium, Reiki Master and Sound Healer.
Compassion in Action Circle
Wednesdays December 12
10:30 am -12:00 pm
Join us for a unique way to share holiday cheer, satisfy your sweet tooth, and help the homeless all at the same time. Bring two dozen of your favorite homemade holiday cookies. (Slice and bake and cookie mixes are okay, but no store bought cookies please.) Donate one dozen to the St. Vincent de Paul Men’s Shelter Christmas Party. With the second dozen we will SWAP. You will leave with a dozen cookies to share with your family and friends. We will enjoy Christmas music, coffee and holiday punch while we write cards for the homeless men. This is sure to put you in the Christmas spirit!
Suggested Monthly Donation $20
Volunteer: Winter Wonderland Party
Sweet Dreams Women and Children’s Shelter
Thursday December 13 6:45-8 pm
Location: 1623 Convention Street
Volunteer to participate and help plan a Winter Wonderland party for women and children, complete with games, crafts and treats. But rather than giving, you will receive the greatest gift, the smiles of those who call this shelter “home.” Register today and we will coordinate this special evening via email.
Twin Hearts Meditation and Pranic Healing
3rd Wednesdays December 19 6:30-8:30 pm
Mid-week – mid-month stress have you down? Join us for an evening of rejuvenation and healing with energetic cleansing and meditation. We begin with light stretching followed by the “Meditation on Twin Hearts.” This nondenominational meditation promotes physical and mental well-being, as well as inner illumination. Healing sessions are offered after meditation.
Facilitated by Pat Cole & Rita Riggio and trained students of Master Cho Kok Sui and members of Pranic Healing of Baton Rouge.
Suggested Donation $10