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

Kundalini Yoga - Weekly

Thursdays     Beginning January 3  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 January 3    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


Qigong/Chi Gong: A Path to Wellness

Thursdays     Beginning January 3   
11 am-12 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.



Spiritual Journey Circle 

Thursdays  Beginning January 3    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


Alcoholics Anonymous Open Meeting - Meditation 

Thursdays    Beginning January 3     7-8 pm


Together we explore guided meditation and share our experience, strength & hope toward living a Sober Life.


Sunday Sacred Circle 

Sundays    Beginning January 6     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


A Course in Miracles 

Monday      Beginning January 7     7-8:30 pm


Seeking happiness and peace? Begin the new year with 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: Zazen and Dharma Talk

Monday    Beginning January 7    7-8:30 pm


Join us on Mondays 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. Guidance for beginners.

Facilitated by an ordained Zen monk, Muso Yuki .


Suggested donation $10


Volunteer: Baton Rouge Food Bank 

2nd Tuesdays January 8  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


An Introduction to Pranic Healing 
Tuesday     January 8     6:30-8:30 pm


Join us to experience Pranic Healing®. Learn how to use Prana/Life force to accelerate your body’s ability to heal itself. Discover how energy affects you physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. Experience techniques to help you keep emotionally calm and mentally clear even in stressful situations.

Learn how to purge negative thoughts and energies that prevent you from becoming prosperous and successful.


Facilitated by Pat Cole, an Intuitive Healer and an Introductory Workshop Leader on Master Choa Kok Sui’s courses and a student of his courses and teachings on Pranic Healing and Arhatic Yoga.




Indigo Women's Enlightenment Circle

2nd Tuesdays     January 8    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. January theme: Psychometry - Psychic Touch & Spirit Messages.


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 
Wednesdays  Beginning January 9

10:30 am -12:00 pm


Thought provoking discussion will be based on books chosen by the group on themes related to social problems including race, education, healthcare, oppression, the court system and incarceration.


Facilitated by Compassion in Action Circle members.


Suggested Monthly Donation $20


Meditation and Spiritual Awakening 

Wednesdays  Beginning January 9
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


Hair Crownicles: A One Woman Show

in Partnership with LaVOW

Saturday    January 12      4 pm


Medina Perine, playwright and performer, shares her hair struggles as an African-American woman. As a child, Medina sees her hair and her self through the eyes of her adoring parents. However as society, peer pressure and marketing challenge her self-worth as a black woman, she perms, relaxes, wraps and hides her hair under wigs. We see her transformation, first covering up and changing her ”crown” and finally embracing it and her true identity. While grounded in experiences particular to African-American culture, Medina taps into the part of each of us that thinks we need to change or hide ourselves in order to be desirable.

Performed by Medina Perine, a native of New Orleans who earned her BA at Southern University.



Learn Internet Safety 

Sunday    January 13      3-4:30 pm


Technology and the internet have done many great things for our world, but there are some dangers to be aware of. As a consumer, it helps to be informed rather than fearful. Learn how to spot frauds and take steps to protect your identity and stay out of the “dark web.” Join us to learn about scams and viruses, how they work and how to prevent them from affecting you. Bring your questions and we will offer user-friendly answers.


Facilitated by Tommy Draughn, owner Glasswing Tech LLC




The Path of Descent is the Path of Transformation: 

Talks from Richard Rohr's Conspire Conference

Mondays   Jan 14-Feb 18   10:30 am - 12:30 pm


How do we change and grow? How do we become our most whole and holy selves, deeply connected with God and others? The mystics of many spiritual traditions teach the path of descent—surrender, generative self-emptying—as the way of transformation. Learn with Richard Rohr, Barbara Holmes, Brian McLaren, Barbara Brown Taylor and Mirabai Starr. Open heart, mind and body to the wisdom found in darkness and descent.


Facilitated by Kerri D’Amico, a student of Richard Rohr’s Living School for Action and Contemplation.



Community Healing*: Meditation & Pranic Healing

3rd Wednesdays  January 16  6:30-8:30 pm


*Special Focus: Law of Attraction: How Your Aura and Chakras Influence Your Prosperity

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


Simple Meditation for Complex Times 

Saturday    January 19      9 am-12 pm


Join DeeDee to learn and immerse yourself in deep, yet simple meditation techniques for daily stress relief. These techniques will include Yoga Nidra, Breathing Meditation, Visualization and more. Bring a journal, blanket and pillow. No prior experience needed. Mats and blankets available.


Facilitated by Delisha ‘DeeDee’ Jones, certified yoga instructor, meditation facilitator and energy healer.



"Catch a Poem" Writing Workshop 

Sunday    January 20      2-4 pm


Have you wanted to write poetry, but felt intimidated by the blank page? Release the need to rhyme and the fear of writer’s block. Think “Fishing” as a metaphor for writing poetry, a teaching popularized by Sanford Lyne. “The poet and fisherman both have to have the right mood, the right place, and the right bait.” Choose a “bait bucket” with four, seemingly unrelated words and then…start writing. Have fun and you will be amazed by what comes to the surface.


Facilitated by Caroline Derbes, retired school teacher, and a fellow in the National Writing Project.



Imprint: Leave Your Unique Mark
Saturday    January 26   10:30 am-12:30 pm


Are you curious about what it’s like to write your personal story? Would you like to change aspects of your life? Join us to discuss Imprint, a collection of stories by everyday women who faced challenges and still created a life of meaning. Every word will leave you wanting to know how they made it through better—and not bitter. Several authors will join us to discuss experiences which influenced their paths.

Then we will dive deeper…What would leave an imprint on the quality of your life? What change could impact your daily experience? We will determine how to step into the change without becoming overwhelmed. Leave with a plan of how to create the change you want from clearing a closet to launching your business.


Facilitated by Monique Moliere Piper, M.A., a speaker, bestselling author and certified professional coach.



Quaker Circle 

Sunday    January 27     3-4:30pm


Curious about the history of that guy on the oatmeal box? Visit with local Quakers and learn about a religious denomination that started in England around the year 1647. Find out how Quakers have survived into the 21st century without a creed, and about the testimonies that create the foundation for living the Quaker way. After our discussion, we’ll settle into thirty minutes of worship “in the manner of Friends.”


Facilitated by members of Baton Rouge Friends Meeting (Quakers).

Suggested donation $5