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

Yoga for Pain Relief: Introductory Class
Sunday
Mar 1
10-11:30 am

Have you had enough of feeling ruled by your pain? Experience relief and learn about an upcoming 4-week series that will help you manage chronic pain.

Facilitated by Jillian Guinta, a Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT 1,000), physique athlete and educator. She works primarily with clients who have PTSD & physical injury. 

 $20

 Register

Transformational Self-Portrait

Sunday
Mar 1
2-4 pm

Our experiences, relationships and challenges shape and transform us. Give expression to what has transformed you through painting an interpretive self-portrait. You may be surprised by what emerges. No artistic ability or experience is needed to enjoy and learn from this creative process that includes meditation and the arts.

Facilitated by Laura Gaddy, a professional artist who leads the Healing Arts program for Mary Bird Perkins/ Cancer Services and a certified (ICF) Life Coach.   

 

$20

 Register

Postponed: Mar 22
Sunday Sacred Circle 

Sundays
Beginning Mar 1
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

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Edgar Cayce Circle

 

New Information on Zoom Virtual Circle

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Mondays
Beginning Mar 2

10:30 am-12 noon

“The Search for God is …passed on in the hope that ...many may glimpse a ray of light; that in other hearts it may awaken a new hope and vision of a better world…”

Join an ongoing circle that can change your life. Edgar Cayce has been called the "sleeping prophet," the "father of holistic medicine." Align with the life-sculpting guidance within Cayce's classic work, A Search for God. Together we will explore tools for spiritual growth and empowerment.

 

Facilitated by Debra Couvillion, who has led Cayce groups for several years in Lafayette, LA, and Little Rock, AR.  She is registered with the ARE foundation as a group facilitator 

Suggested monthly donation $20

 Register

POSTPONED: Mar 16 and Mar 23
A Course in Miracles 

Mondays
Beginning Mar 2
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

Register

POSTPONED: Mar 16 and Mar 23

A Taste of Zen

Mondays
Beginning Mar 2
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. 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

 Register

Explore Together: Paul Selig's I Am The Word

 

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Tuesdays
Beginning March 3
10:30 am-12 pm

 

Explore new insights in I Am the Word, where writer and medium Paul Selig has recorded an extraordinary program for self-realization, as given through Guides or Ascended Masters. The channeled Guides provide a powerful program in self-awareness that can align your existence with its highest purpose. Participate in this ongoing weekly group gathering.

 

Facilitated by Kerri D’Amico and members of the circle.

 

Suggested Monthly Donation $20

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Book Study: Wild Mercy by Mirabai Starr

 

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Tuesdays
Mar 3-24
6-7:30 pm


Enjoy a spiritual book study that will open your eyes to the ways the world is calling you to action. In this patriarchal culture, there is a pressing need for the wisdom of the feminine to be heard; Mirabai Starrs Wild Mercy brings the women mystics to life and allows their voices to be heard clearly! Together we will take an inter-religious, cross-cultural journey with the feminine to discover our own peace, creativity, passion and compassion.

Facilitated by Debbie Morrill, Associate of the Sisters of Saint Joseph and a life long seeker of spiritual truth.

 

$40

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New Information on Virtual Gathering
Compassion in Action

 

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Wednesdays
Beginning Mar 4

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.

In the deeply researched National Book Award winning narrative, Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, historian Ibram X. Kendi chronicles the entire story of anti-black racist ideas and their staggering power over the course of American history. He uses the life stories of five major American intellectuals to drive this history: Puritan minister Cotton Mather, Thomas Jefferson, abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison, W.E.B. Du Bois, and legendary activist Angela Davis.

As Kendi shows, racist ideas did not arise from ignorance or hatred. They were created to justify and rationalize deeply entrenched discriminatory policies and the nation's racial inequities.  In shedding light on this history, Stamped from the Beginning offers us the tools we need to expose racist thinking. In the process, he gives us reason to hope.

  

Facilitated by Compassion in Action Circle members.

 

Suggested Monthly Donation $20

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POSTPONED: Mar 18
Meditation and Spiritual Awakening 

Wednesdays
Beginning Mar 4
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

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Dream Discovery

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Thursdays
Beginning Mar 5
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

Register

POSTPONED: Mar 19
Spiritual Journey Circle 

Thursdays
Beginning Mar 5
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

Register

Alcoholics Anonymous Open Meeting - Realm of the Spirit Meditation 

Thursdays
Beginning Mar 5
7-8 pm

 

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

 

Scholar in Residence

 

The

Black Madonna:

A Healing Presence For Our Times

 

with

Meghan Don

 

Friday     Mar 6     7-9 pm 
Saturday   Mar 7   10:30 am-4:30 pm

Sunday   Mar 8   10:30 am-1:30 pm

 

  Learn More

 

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Embrace the Power of the Full Moon: Ritual

Sunday 
Mar 8

& Apr 4 (Saturday)
5-7 pm

 

Enter our monthly women’s circle to greet the Full Moon. The presence of the Full Moon reminds us of the need to release the things in our lives that no longer serve us. Each month we will enjoy a period of meditation and a talk about the astrology associated with the Full Moon. Enjoy a sacred time to journal personal reflections before our circle closes in gratitude.


Facilitated by Lisa Hernandez, a Life Coach, Energy Healer and Spiritual Consultant for over 20 years.

 Each month $20

  Register

Volunteer: Baton Rouge Food Bank 

2nd Tuesdays
March 10
10 am-12 pm

Location: 10600 South Choctaw Dr. (Fraenkel Center)

 

No one should go hungry. Our community needs you! Can you find time in your schedule? 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

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POSTPONED: Mar 18
Community Healing Clinic:
Meditation & Pranic Healing

2nd & 3rd Wednesdays
Mar 11, 18
6:30-8:30 pm

 

Experience Pranic Healing, a path to rejuvenation and healing. We begin with light stretching followed by the “Meditation on Twin Hearts,” a meditation based on the universal prayer of St. Francis. The meditation promotes physical and mental well-being, while also blessing loved ones, your career and Mother Earth. Healing sessions are offered after meditation, as time permits.

 

Facilitated by Debra Tongue, (2nd Wednesdays) student of Master Choa Kok Sui; and Pat Cole, (3rd Wednesdays) a student of Master Choa Kok Sui’s teachings on Pranic Healing & Arhatic Yoga, a practitioner since 2014.

  

Suggested Donation $10

Register

POSTPONED: 

Series: Mind-Body Management for Chronic Pain
Sundays
(Original Dates Mar 15, 22, 29, Apr 5)
10-11:30 am

 

Have you had enough of feeling out of control or ruled by your pain? Are you ready to take ownership of your healing? As we focus on managing chronic pain, we will discuss the pain cycle and how to support healing using simple tools for improving wellness. Then, as we move into a brief yoga practice, we will use our breath to create an internal environment to support wellness followed by a movement sequence to relax and elongate the muscles of the body. Finally, we will seal in the benefits of our practice by enjoying a guided relaxation to further reinforce our bodies’ optimal healing state.

Facilitated by Jillian Guinta, a Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT 1,000), physique athlete and educator. She works primarily with clients who have PTSD & physical injury. 

 

Early Bird paid by March 1 $80 / After $100

 Register

POSTPONED
Will post new dates when they are set


Kaleidoscope of Life: Dying, Grief and Death

Sundays

(Original Dates Mar 15, 22, 29)
2-4 pm


Even though it is the only thing we can be sure of from the day we are born, death and dying aren’t easy topics of conversation. Most of us fail to embrace our own mortality and the mortality of those we love. What if actually talking more about death could enrich our days of life? Join us for a 3-week series that will allow us to discuss and explore layers of experience relating to death and emerge with new insights that will help us befriend all aspects of life.

March 15 – Dying: Learn how the dying process can be an opportunity for healing and spiritual awakening. We will also discuss palliative care and “death doulas.”

March 22 – Grief: Grief: Learn with an ordained Zen Dharma holder the importance of a non-dual perspective and deep realization of impermanence in attaining freedom from suffering and full appreciation of life. We will also discuss healthy grief and bereavement processes.

March 29 – Death Café: Join us for a discussion of death generated by questions and observations of participants. This is not a “support group.” Rather, it is a time to gather to enjoy cake, drink tea and discuss death. The intention is to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their finite lives.

Facilitated by Sherry Smelley, MSW, LCSW and graduate professor at LSU, Gary Pettigrew, an ordained Dharma holder (Hoshi) in the White Plum Zen lineage.


$15 each / Series $40

 Register

POSTPONED
Reiki Level 1 Training

Saturday
Mar 21
9 am-5 pm


Interested in Reiki?  Get certified in Usui Reiki 1 Level 1.  Learn about history, techniques, protection and healing practice. Certification comes with Attunement which will enhance your intuition and your ability to heal. Reiki Level 2 and Master class will be offered later this year, allowing you to continue to grow on your learning path and ability. Helpful handouts included.

Facilitated by Lisa Hernandez, Life Coach, Pranic Healer, Reiki Master, and Spiritual Consultant.

 

$275

Register

POSTPONED
Gong Bath:

Welcome the Rhythms of Spring  

Saturday
Mar 21
6:30 - 8 pm
 

Join us for a concert and gong bath to transition from the energies of Winter to the festive notes of Spring. Feel the vibrational change and sense the subtle tones of transformation. No water is involved in a gong bath; participants sit or recline and allow the sounds to "wash over" them. The concert includes a variety of instruments and "singing" bowls. You may bring a yoga mat, pillow and blanket to rest comfortably. Some mats and blankets available.

 

Facilitated by Daniel Leonard, practitioner of yoga, sound arts and meditation leader; and Olivia Sophia, music educator, musician and sound arts promoter.

 

$20 

  Register

POSTPONED
Volunteer: Spring Fling Party

Bishop Ott Sweet Dreams

Women and Children's Shelter
Thursday
Mar 26
6:45-8 pm
Location: 1623 Convention Street

 

Volunteer to participate and help plan a Spring Fling 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. 

NO FEE

Register

POSTPONED:

Presented in Partnership with 
The C.G. Jung Society of Baton Rouge

 

Alchemy:

Transformative Steps to Self

 

Saturday   March 28
10 am–3 pm

Facilitated by Charlene Henry, LCSW,

Diplomate Jungian Analyst in practice for 50 years

and one of the founders of the CG Jung Society of Lafayette.

 


What is Alchemy and why is it so important to the work of Carl Jung ...and to us? 


$40

CEHs  4.0 for LPCs and MSWs     $10