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
Embracing Wellness Thursdays             1-2:30pm
Spiritual Journey Circle Thursdays             6-7 pm

Balance and Harmony: Introduction to Feng Shui

Tuesdays         September 5-19         6:30-8:30 pm

 

Feng Shui is the ancient Chinese art of placement used to create harmony and balance in your surroundings. The goal of Feng Shui improvements is to keep the chi (energy) flowing gently throughout the environment. Discover why some spaces feel inviting and others feel uncomfortable. If your career feels stagnant, your creativity is stuck or you still have not found that special someone, Feng Shui can change the flow of energy around you, remove blocks & enhance your life.

 

Facilitated by Denise DuBos, Feng Shui Master.

 

3-Part Series $60 / $25 per class

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Compassion in Action Circle

Wednesdays     September 6-27     10:30 am-12 pm

 

Our speaker series continues with local speakers sharing information on #BRRespect, the juror project, how to survive suicide and Louisiana’s non-unanimous jury law. Join us and raise your awareness on issues making an impact in our community.

Suggested monthly donation $20

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Meditation and Spiritual Awakening

Wednesdays     Beginning September 6     5-6 pm

 

Join us for a quiet time of exploration and meditation. Enjoy stillness that creates a time to empty and reconnect to Source. Guidance is offered as we deepen our practice. The first Wednesday of each month is a time of coloring meditation with quiet music.

 

Facilitated by Wendy Herschman, who enjoys sharing the joy of group meditation.

Suggested donation $5

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Dream Discovery

Thursdays     Beginning September 7     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

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Embracing Wellness Circle: Mind, Body, Spirit

Thursdays     Beginning September 7     1-2:30 pm

 

Join this ongoing circle to explore techniques to awaken and enhance wellness. Focus on the entire self: body, mind and spirit, to discover completeness, improved health and balance.


September 7-October 12: Explore a collection of powerful, practical and life-changing teachings in Whatever Arises, Love That by Matt Khan. Discover how to embrace whatever arises with the love and compassion it is longing to receive. Khan’s heart-centered living is a step towards wellness.

 

Facilitated by Andrea Hoover, who has interests in energy healing and spiritual well-being.

Monthly $20

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Spiritual Journey Circle

Thursdays     Beginning September 7     6-7 pm

 

Find inspiration on this journey that opens the door to the ideas of diverse spiritual teachers. We will begin the season reading and discussing Becoming Wise: An Inquiry into the Mystery and Art of Living by Krista Tippett.

 

Facilitated by Wendy Herschman, & members of the circle.

 

Suggested monthly donation $20

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Alcoholics Anonymous Open Meeting –Meditation

Thursdays     Beginning September 7     7-8 pm

 

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

No fee

POSTPONED: Call For Update Information

Brain Train: Games Create New Neural Pathways

Friday       September 8     6:30-8:30 pm

Saturday   September 9     10 am-4 pm

POSTPONED: Call for Update Information

 

Did you know that learning to play computer games can build new pathways in the brain? Learn how having fun with computer games can increase concentration, improve short term memory, help manage stress, and sharpen problem solving skills. Enjoy hands-on experience with computer games that offer creative ways to overcome challenging situations, all within the safety of a virtual world.  Grow your brain and confidence in a fun, empowering environment. No computer experience necessary!

 

Facilitated by scientist Lisa Bovenkamp-Langlois, Ph.D., who has extensive experience in the creative use of computer resources for 30 years.

 

Friday $20 / Saturday $45 - Combo $60

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Sunday Sacred Circle

Sundays     Beginning September 10     5-6 pm

 

Nourish your spirit: 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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A Course in Miracles

Mondays     Beginning September 11     7-8:30 pm

 

Seeking happiness and peace? Join our weekly study of A Course in Miracles, a powerful, life-changing book that guides us to happiness and peace. Enter into this community of seekers and develop a practice of love and forgiveness.
 

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

Suggested monthly donation $20

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Ava Haymon Writing Workshop - Vessel & Healer:

Writing Prompted by Craighead Painting

Saturday     September 16     10 am-2 pm

 

Meinrad Craighead has spent her life exploring, through painting, the human-divine relationship creating haunting images that speak to the soul. Focusing on prints by this contemporary mystic, we will respond to her works with our own writings, through the lens of our own personal experience and our own images and stories.  Ava Leavell Haymon will facilitate the storytelling and writing, which could take any form--a journal entry, a personal essay, a piece of fiction, a meditation, or a poem. We welcome beginners and experienced writers alike.
 

Facilitated by Ava Leavell Haymon, essayist, teacher, Poet Laureate of Louisiana 2013-2015.

 $40

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Your Living Spice Cabinet

Sunday     September 17     2-3:30 pm

 

Herbs and spices are delicious additions to meals and beverages and also have important health benefits. Learn how to plant an herb garden in containers, outside or inside, along with ways to use and enjoy your harvest. You’ll leave an expert - knowing the difference between herbs and spices, the best herbs to grow in each season, planting information and delicious recipes to enjoy your homegrown success.

 

Facilitated by Nancy Jurasinski, Master Gardener.

 $10

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Volunteer: GBR Food Bank Backpack Program

3rd Tuesdays     September 19     10 am-12 pm
Location:10600 South Choctaw Dr. (Fraenkel Center)

 

Help provide school children in need with backpacks of food to take home on weekends and holidays. Just 2 hours helps provide food for children in our community. The Backpack Program provides a backpack to each child in the program and delivers bags filled with child-friendly, nutritious food items every week. Join our “assembly line” filling backpacks with milk, juice and nourishment for school children. We need you on our team - call us today to volunteer. (Wear closed-toe shoes.)

No Fee

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Community Healing and Meditation
3rd Wednesdays     September 20     6:30-8:30 pm

 

Join us for an evening of rejuvenation and healing with energetic cleansing and meditation. Clinic begins with light stretching, followed by a 15-minute guided meditation, “Meditation on Twin Hearts”, activating the heart and crown energy centers in the body 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 members of Pranic Healing of Baton Rouge.

 Suggested Donation $10

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Sacred Ritual and Vibrational Sound Healing

Saturday     September 23     10 am-3 pm

Explore simple treasures to enrich your every-day experience and help you feel grounded, even when surrounded by chaos. Enjoy an interactive day of immersion in sacred rituals that you can build into your life. We will physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually discover our own unique sacred ritual through vibrational healing and simple, elegant practices that enliven the soul.

 

Facilitated by Rev. Robin Cunningham, Vibrational Medicine Specialist and Reiki Master teacher who has been continuously working with holistic forms of healing for nearly 45 years.

$40

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Gong Bath - Sounds of Fall: Autumn Equinox

Saturday     September 23     6:30-8 pm

 

Relax and rejuvenate on the night of the autumn equinox. Join us for a concert and gong bath dedicated to relieving stress, regaining a sense of peace and re-harmonizing the body. No water is involved in a gong bath; it is an immersion of sound. Participants sit or recline and allow the sounds to "wash over" them. The concert will involve a variety of instruments and "singing" bowls. You may bring a yoga mat and pillow to rest comfortably. Some mats and blankets available.

 

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

$20

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Embody the Goddess

Sunday     September 24     1:30-4:30 pm

 

Immerse yourself in yoga nidra, visualization and the Quantum Embodiment technique to experience the power of the goddess within. We will look at three archetypal aspects of the goddess expressed in ancient cultures to connect, understand and embody her power.

 

Facilitated by Delisha “DeeDee” Jones, certified yoga instructor, meditation facilitator & energy healer.

$45

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