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

Compassion in Action 
Wednesdays     Beginning May 2   10:30 am -12:00 pm


Join us as we continue to consider economic inequities based on Born on Third Base by Chuck Collins. Then our Summer Speaker Series will enlarge our social justice awareness. Local speakers will come to discuss initiatives bringing positive change to our community. 

Suggested Monthly Donation $20


Meditation and Spiritual Awakening 

Wednesdays     Beginning May 2  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


Dream Discovery
Thursdays    Beginning May 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


Spiritual Journey Circle 

Thursdays    Beginning May 3     6-7 pm


Find inspiration on this journey that opens the door to the ideas of diverse spiritual teachers. We will begin the season studying Anatomy of the Spirit by Carolyn Myss.


Facilitated by Wendy Herschman, & members of the circle.





Suggested monthly donation $20


Alcoholics Anonymous Open Meeting - Meditation 

Thursdays    Beginning May 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 May 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 

Mondays      Beginning May 7     7-8:30 pm


Seeking a new, joy-filled perspective on life? Join our weekly study of A Course in Miracles, a powerful, life-changing course that guides us to happiness and peace. Open to all the possibilities of each day and enjoy the miracles of life.


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


Suggested Monthly Donation $20


Introduction to SuperBrain Yoga®

Tuesday    May 8      6:30-8:30 pm


Learn to boost your vitality, recharge your brain power, experience emotional calmness and mental clarity with this ancient technique that harnesses the body's primordial energies. SuperBrain Yoga® is a simple and effective way to energize the brain and keep the mind sharp even as the body ages. Through this simple yet powerful exercise you can increase focus and learning ability. Pilot studies show dramatic improvements in children diagnosed with Autism, ADD and ADHD.


Facilitated by Misagh Naderi, a disciple of Grandmaster Choa Kok Sui and an introduction leader of his courses. Focusing on health, Misagh has a PhD in Biochemistry, and a Master's in Virology and Chemical Engineering.



Beyond the Book: New Professional Women's Networking Book Group
2nd Wednesdays    May 9      6:30-8:00 pm


Join this monthly gathering of professional women ready to step up in their lives and careers. This book group is not your Mama’s book club. We are a community of action takers. For four months, we will network with like-minded women to “activate” lessons learned in each month’s book.


Beyond the Book is for you if you want a supportive network of leaders who are ready to elevate to their next personal best! At each gathering, we will create a list of “best for you” action steps. If you don’t get a chance to read the book in advance ... No worries, we will have a print out of “top takeaways,” so you’ll stay front and center in the discussion. No leader left behind. This month's book is Never Eat Alone, Expanded and Updated: And Other Secrets to Success, One Relationship at a Time by authors Ferazzi and Raz.


Facilitated by Monique Moliere Piper, MA, a Keynote Speaker, 2x time Best-Selling Author and Founder of Piper Training International LLC, a global success coaching and training company.

Each month $10


Salads, Succulents & Stigmas

Monday    May 14    7-8:30 pm


Create your own terrarium!  Enjoy a delicious salad bar!  Participate in this workshop and learn how we can break the stigma surrounding Mental Health.  


Facilitated by Gillian Addison, MSW, PhD., and co-hosted by Chabad of Baton Rouge's Jewish Women Circle.

Suggested Donation  $18

RSVP Requested


Volunteer: Baton Rouge Food Bank 

3rd Tuesdays    May 15    10 am-12 pm

Location: 10600 South Choctaw Dr. (Fraenkel Center)


The Food Bank’s mission is to feed the hungry in Baton Rouge and surrounding parishes. Can you offer two hours that will make a big difference? 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 or bag food. Join our team, call today to volunteer.


 Wear closed-toe shoes / No Fee


Twin Hearts Meditation and Pranic Healing 

3rd Wednesdays    May 16    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.” Based on the Prayer of St. Francis, this guided meditation activates the heart and crown energy centers by blessing the world with loving kindness. Afterwards, participants receive a personalized healing session with a trained Pranic Healing practitioner.


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


Chakras, Painting and Yoga - Janet Sullivan 

Saturday    May 19    10 am–12:30 pm


Do you want to deepen your understanding of the chakra system? We will begin with meditation and lecture on yogic chakras (body energy centers) focusing on each center's color, emotion, organ, spiritual aspects and how to use them. We will do yoga poses to open each chakra and review their meanings as we exercise. Then sensing the color and energy of each center, we will paint a chakra design on canvas. Your painting will help you maintain awareness and connection. Handouts provided. Wear clothes for exercise and painting.


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

Includes all materials $35


Ramadan: A Taste of Tradition

Saturday    May 19    7-9 pm


Explore the traditions and meaning of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting, introspection and prayer. Ramadan is a time to practice self-restraint and deepen empathy for those less fortunate by fasting from daybreak to sunset. To enrich our understanding of our neighbors observing this tradition, we will hear personal memories of Ramadan customs. At sunset, we will enjoy the ritual of Iftar, breaking fast with traditional foods generously offered by our friends at Atlas Foundation.


Facilitated by Omaya Jazairli, Fevzi Saraç and members of Atlas Foundation.


Suggested donation $5


Tarot: An Introduction

Tuesday    May 22   

6:30-8:30 pm


Curious about how to use tarot cards to enhance your understanding of current life choices? Explore the “Royal Road” of tarot cards and learn about the ancient visual system of wisdom that is encoded with symbols, astrology, and numerology. Learn the history of the Tarot, the design and purpose of the deck and how it can help you understand the context of your life and possible options. Receive a mini-reading and gain an understanding of how to use tarot cards in daily life.


Facilitated by Michael “Running Bear,” a spiritual counselor for over 30 years, helping people find creative, practical solutions for the challenges of life.





Shamanism and the Medicine Wheel

Wednesday    May 23    6:30-8:30 pm


The circular form of the Medicine Wheel shows the relationship of all things in unity and suggests the cyclical nature of all interactions. Exploring the sacred teachings of the medicine wheel, one can connect more deeply to nature, as well as learn how to heal oneself, others and the world. This ancient shamanic system of knowledge encoded into the keys of the Medicine Wheel reveals how to interpret omens in life and achieve balance, understanding and harmony. The teachings of shamanism are a path of the heart where the inner and outer worlds meet.


Facilitated by Michael “Running Bear,” a spiritual counselor for over 30 years, helping people find creative, practical solutions for the challenges of life.