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|
Sunday Sacred Circle
Nourish your spirit. Enjoy a time of introspection, an inter-religious, ecumenical experience for those yearning to unite with Spirit through prayer, chanting, inspirational readings and silence.
Facilitated by inspired members of the circle.
Compassion in Action
10:30 am-12:00 noon
Join a vibrant group for thought provoking dialogue of current social justice topics in a respectful setting. Based on books chosen by the group, discussion will increase your awareness, deepen your compassion, and inspire action to create a better community and world.
Suggested Monthly Donation $20
Meditation and Spiritual Awakening
Note: Meditation will Not meet on Sept. 18 and 25, will resume Oct. 2
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
Aramaic Healing Circle with Wyming Sun
Learn about healing in the time of Jesus and enjoy a meaningful healing service. Jesus was a gifted healer and according to Aramaic sources, he ensured this ritual would be passed down through generations. Now, you can receive this healing treasure. The beautiful sounds of the Lord's Prayer in the original Aramaic will be enriched with the singing of hymns in a quiet, meditative atmosphere and with the laying-on of hands. The words of this ritual will linger in your memory, rising to aid you just when you need it most.
Facilitated by Wyming Sun, linguist and Feng Shui master, pupil of Dr. Rocco Errico.
10:30 am-12 noon
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.
Spiritual Journey Circle
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 - Realm of the Spirit
Thursdays Beginning September 5 7-8 pm
Together we explore guided meditation and share our experience, strength & hope toward living a Sober Life.
Healing Yoga and
Calming Tones Sound Vibration
Class Full - Call to Register for Wait List
Claim your space in our new 13 bowl and yoga session. The purpose of this workshop will be to cleanse, align and refresh mind, body and spirit through movement and sound. This workshop will utilize a bowl formation that can accommodate thirteen participants. Experience appealing resonance as the interrelationship between singing bowls and healing yoga blend into authentic therapeutic reality. Used around the world, the calming tones of singing bowls enhance meditation and relaxation and are paired with the healing art of restorative yoga to enhance both physical and mental well-being. Take time for yourself and discover the health-giving power this experience offers to you.
Co-Facilitated by Daniel Leonard, Clayfire LLC, a practitioner of sound arts and yoga, as well as a meditation leader and Tina Ufford, Shape This Life, Certified Yoga Instructor and licensed massage therapist.
Book Study and Guided Meditation with Author: Dr. Francis Vanderwall
10:30 am–12 pm
In his new book, Come Follow Me, Dr. Vanderwall offers us perspective into the purity of the message of God. Hear the call of God to love, to be true and to be people of hope. Our study begins with God's call to Moses and ends with gaining insights into the meaning of Resurrection. We will read selected writings, meditate and reflect on our experiences. Dr. Vanderwall will lead us as we tease-out relevant moments of grace for all. In each session, enjoy teachings from Dr. Vanderwall, group sharing and guided meditation.
Note: Please read to page 52 of your book, Come Follow Me, to the first session. (Available at Amazon.) We will use the book through the series.
Facilitated by Dr. Francis Vanderwall, Professor Emeritus of Theology, Franciscan University, Professor for LSU OLLI and spiritual director.
A Course in Miracles
Seeking happiness and peace? Our weekly study of A Course in Miracles is a powerful, life-changing course. This universal spiritual teaching offers daily exercises to raise awareness of love’s presence, and through forgiveness, heal relationships. Join us to discuss the daily exercises and build a circle of support for this transformative inner work.
Facilitated by Nic Ourso, who has studied A Course in Miracles for many years.
Suggested Monthly Donation $20
A Taste of Zen: Book Discussion and Zazen Wonderland: The Zen of Alice
September 9–October 28
Join us to experience Alice in Wonderland as an entry point for conveying the Zen concept of ‘One Mind.’ In Silberberg’s book, Wonderland: The Zen of Alice, a unique contribution to American Zen, he reflects on the differences between how we perceive the world around us and the way it actually is. His exploration of Buddhist ideas and concepts is immediately useful and relevant to our lives.
Facilitated by Gary Muso Pettigrew, an ordained Dharma holder (Hoshi) in the White Plum Zen lineage, and Shelby Jikai Gallagher, B.A. in Religious Studies.
Suggested donation $10
Volunteer: Baton Rouge Food Bank
10 am-12 noon
Location: 10600 South Choctaw Dr.
Can you offer two hours that will make a big difference? Join our team, call today to volunteer. Help The Greater Baton Rouge 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
Words Need Wings: Awake, Aware, Action
September 10-October 1
Women awaken and move beyond the conversation. What we say about race matters ... because words inspire actions. Together we will address race and the power of everyday activism. Discussion will grow our understanding in order to change the way we interact and react. Are you ready to become part of the solution?
Facilitated by Angeletta KM Gourdine, PhD in cultural studies, CPC, ELI-MP reVisions Lifestyle Salon.
An Introduction to GrandMaster Choa Kok Sui's Pranic Healing System®
Tuesday September 10
Join us for an introduction to an effective and powerful “no-touch” healing modality that uses life force or Prana to heal physical and emotional ailments. Learn how prana can be applied to accelerate your body’s ability to heal. Enhance your knowledge of the chakras and experience feeling energy. You will also have the opportunity to sense intense peace, stillness and forgiveness through the “Meditation on Twin Hearts.”
Facilitated by Pat Cole, an Intuitive Healer and an Introductory Workshop Leader. Pat is a student of Master Choa Kok Sui’s teachings on Pranic Healing & Arhatic Yoga, a practitioner since 2014.
Community Healing Clinic with Meditation & Pranic Healing
2nd & 3rd Wednesdays
September 11 & 18
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
Dialogue on Race Louisiana
September 12-October 17
11:30 am-1:30 pm
[First Session 11:30-2:00]
It’s time to talk. Racism is perhaps the most elusive, penetrating and permeating challenge in our society. Understanding what racism is and how it operates through institutions in our system is the core of Dialogue On Race Louisiana, an award winning program that helps people understand racism as an institutional construct that was built into our system and still exists today. So daunting a question is racism, the conversation is often avoided. The series is led by trained facilitators. Participants prepare for weekly discussions by reading short articles.
Yoga Nidra for Stress Relief: DeeDee Jones
10 am-12 noon
Take a break from your every day life to explore peace through Yoga Nidra. Yoga Nidra is a practice centered in awakening to your highest, most peaceful self. In this work we will explore breathing exercises, body scan relaxation, sound healing and mantra to bring you into a state of conscious relaxation. Please bring a yoga mat, blanket and a pillow. (some mats & blankets available)
Facilitated by Delisha ‘DeeDee’ Jones, certified yoga instructor, meditation facilitator and energy healer.
Embrace the Power of the Full Moon: Ritual
Sept 14, Oct 12,
Nov 9, Dec 14
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
Open to Organizing: Clear the Clutter
Sunday September 15
Are you tired of wasting time looking for things? Are you ready to create peace in your environment? Declutter and set up systems to make sure the clutter and chaos never return.
1:00-2:30 pm Mastering the Organizing Process
3:00-4:30 pm Why Am I Disorganized?
Understand the mental and emotional side of disorganization and explore the reasons why you are disorganized. This presentation goes beyond clutter strategies to look at what might be holding you back from reaching your organizing goals.
Facilitated by Alyssa Trosclair, Louisiana's only Certified Professional Organizer.
Each Session $10/ Combo $15
Autumn Equinox Gong Bath Concert
Join us for a concert and gong bath to transition from the hot energies of Summer to the calmer notes of Fall. 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 and pillow. 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.
Time To Talk: Depression and Anxiety
It can be hard to talk about depression and anxiety to people who do not understand. Enter this safe and sacred space to share, relate or just listen. Our gathering will include a brief presentation on a holistic health practice helpful in the facilitator’s own struggle with anxiety and depression. Learn more about a regular group that can be part of your coping toolbox.
Facilitated by Krystal “RayLynn,” a certified Holistic Health Coach through the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. She also facilitates a local spiritual Meetup.
Suggested $5 Donation
2019 Celebration of Women: Women’s Council
All About Me: Self-Study in Collage
Time: 1-3 pm
Location: The Tracy Center
1800 South Acadian Thruway
During this 2019 Celebration of Women community event, enjoy a fun, self-reflective, collage activity: what are your dreams, what empowers you, what gives you joy. From the images in magazines, you’ll magically find your answers. You may be surprised by what emerges on this 8x8 mirror of your soul. Instruction on technique & supplies provided.
Facilitated by Pam Arnold, collage enthusiast.