Thursday, January 25, 2018

The Season for Nonviolence Begins: "The Heart of Nonviolence", 7 pm, Wednesday, January 31

Artwork courtesy of Association for Global New Thought
In 1998, Mahatma Gandhi's son Arun introduced a resolution in the United Nations to mark the anniversary of his father's death on January 30, 1948, and the death of Martin Luther King, Jr., on April 4, 1968. The Season for Nonviolence is now in its 20th year, with events around the world. Here in Sonoma County, our season begins with a program at the Center for Spiritual Living on Wednesday, January 31, at 7 pm.

Kazu Haga, Founder of the East Point Peace Academy, is the keynote speaker.  He is joined by Lyndsey Burcina, a student who facilitates listening circles at Elsie Allen High School; and Dion Martin, who will share his story of adopting nonviolence while in prison.

There will be an opportunity to ask questions of the speakers and also to reflect on how nonviolence might be a part of your daily practice. Co-sponsored by the Interfaith Council of Sonoma County.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

"How to Use It", Dr. Kim Kaiser, 7 pm, January 24

Photo by Aaron Burden on Unsplash

Wednesday, Dr. Kim completes his four-week series on "The Heart of the Science of Mind." He discusses "How to Use It", based on the fourth chapter of the Science of Mind textbook. Central to Dr. Holmes' teaching is the importance of not just knowing the material but applying it to one's life. As he says, let's not "indulge in too much theory and too little practice".

Our free Wednesday Night Wisdom class begins promptly at 7 pm in the sanctuary. All are welcome, even if you have never attended another class. For those who wish to center in stillness before class, the meditation room upstairs is open from 6:15 pm to just before class.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Wednesday Night Wisdom, "What It Does", Dr. Kim Kaiser, 7 pm, January 17

Photo by Karl JK Hedin on Unsplash

At Wednesday's free class on January 17, Dr. Kim invites us to appreciate how Life, The Thing Itself, creates in response to our thoughts and beliefs.  "What we draw from It we must draw through the channel of our own minds."

Wednesday Night Wisdom begins at 7 pm in the sanctuary where all are welcome.  The meditation room upstairs opens at 6:15 before class.  We are now recording the class, beginning with the second class.  CDs are available for sale in the bookstore.  As always, your love offerings are gratefully received.

Friday, January 5, 2018

Wednesday Night Wisdom, "The Way It Works", Dr. Kim Kaiser, 7 pm, January 10

Last week we began our free Wednesday Night Wisdom classes with Dr. Kim Kaiser's four-week series on "The Heart of Science of Mind".  Together we explored our concepts of God, Spirit, The Thing Itself, as well as our illusions of being separate from that One.

This week the class focuses on how "The Thing Itself" (one name for Spirit, God, Creator ... ) works, how we can align and co-create by tapping into Its infinite wisdom and possibilities.

All are welcome -- if you missed last week's class, come anyway.  We'll have copies of Dr. Edward's adaption of our textbook's first four chapters, The Science of Mind for Beginners available.  Class begins promptly at 7 pm in the sanctuary.  The meditation room upstairs from the social hall is open from 6:15 to 6:50 for those who wish to sit in silence before class.