CANCELLED: Yogic Path and Modern Life

CANCELLED: Yogic Path and Modern Life

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We're sorry to report that one of the presenters will not be able to travel to New York for this course, and as such, we need to cancel this course. Please consider one of our other upcoming workshops, listed below! If you have any questions or concerns, please email [email protected] or call (212) 931-6840 for help and information.  [/box]

Being a Leader: Embodying the Qualities & Skills of a Successful Leader

Being a Leader: Embodying the Qualities & Skills of a Successful Leader

Simply by being a parent, a friend, clergy, a business person, or participating in the movement for positive change, you are a leader. But what does this entail? How can you ensure your success? A conscious understanding of the qualities and skills of an effective leader truly enhances the impact of your service to the world.
Whether as a Minister, Spiritual Counselor, Therapist, Coach, Heart-Centered Entrepreneur, or Businessperson, others look to you for leadership and guidance. Yet just having the title of “leader” does not ensure that...

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Interspiritual Storytelling: An Approach to Spiritual Guidance for Children

Interspiritual Storytelling: An Approach to Spiritual Guidance for Children

Whether for children, youth, or adults, sacred stories reflect back to us our own spiritual unfolding.
In this single-day workshop, students will be invited to experience the healing qualities of Sacred Storytelling. They will explore the art of telling sacred stories and learn how to craft such stories to assist groups of all ages toward spiritual unfolding. Sacred Storytelling invites each participant to experience the stories shared from both the storyteller’s and the listener’s perspectives. Students will learn to express the truths...

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Rites of Passage that Support Coming of Age

Rites of Passage that Support Coming of Age

Rites of passage have supported the human experience since our earliest existence. Skillfully crafted rituals allow us to identify where we are in our life, set intentions, and mark the moment with a ceremonial step from who we are to whom we are becoming.
The need for a rite of passage ritual becomes most evident as life changes dramatically during adolescence. Bodies shift physically from childhood into young adulthood, which is the outer manifestation of a powerful internal change. For generations, different cultures have celebrated this...

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Hope for the Future: The Path of Sacred Activism

Hope for the Future: The Path of Sacred Activism

Please Note: This course, originally scheduled to begin on October 30, 2014 has been rescheduled to start on February 12, 2015.
A spirituality that is merely private and self-absorbed will do little to address the accelerating and devastating crises facing our world.
An activism that is not deeply rooted in compassion, informed by the mystic vision of the unity of all life, and purified by profound spiritual and psychological self-awareness will only perpetuate the problems it is trying to solve. When the deepest, clearest spiritual vision...

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Facing Your Own Death

Facing Your Own Death

As ministers, friends, sons and daughters, being asked to serve those who are facing death is almost inevitable. A useful starting point is to reflect deeply on our own death. How we face this fact can lead us to new levels of spiritual growth or it can keep us from living our lives to the fullest.
Citing Frank Ostaseski’s Second Precept, Rev. Sue agrees “In the process of healing others and ourselves we open to both our joy and our fear. In the service of this healing we draw on our strength and helplessness, our wounds and passion to...

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Lighting the Way: Spiritual Care of the Caregiver

Lighting the Way: Spiritual Care of the Caregiver

Those who care for the dying are in the midst of one of life’s most distressing and potentially transformative experiences.
The physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of caregivers often go unnoticed and unmet. When this happens, their potential to experience spiritual growth is diminished and burnout becomes more likely. Through a highly engaging, reflective, and interactive process, participants in this workshop will heighten their awareness of the needs of caregivers and explore ways to provide spiritual support before and after the...

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Mystic Voices, Mystic Ears: Rumi

Mystic Voices, Mystic Ears: Rumi

Rumi needs little introduction to modern spiritual seekers – the 13th century mystic is the best-selling poet in America. Rumi’s dazzling invitation to experience Love – to seek and merge with the ineffable Beloved – is truly the invitation of our lives.
Taught seminar-style, this workshop will allow students to delve into Rumi’s poetry and the major themes of his teachings: longing; union with God and the Mystery; sacred dance; and the burning away of all that does not serve that merging. Participants will also explore Rumi’s use...

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The Teaching of the Jewish Mystics – From the Baal Shem Tov to Reb Zalman

The Teaching of the Jewish Mystics – From the Baal Shem Tov to Reb Zalman

“Everything is by Divine Providence. If a leaf is turned over by a breeze, it is only because this has been specifically ordained by God to serve a particular function within the purpose of creation.”
- Baal Shem Tov
The stories of the Jewish Mystics have supported the human experience for centuries. In this workshop, Rabbi David Ingber will lead a mystical immersion through this ancient wisdom. Students will delve into tales from the Baal Shem Tov and others, exploring the lessons they hold and allowing the teachings to expand their...

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The Journey Toward Wholeness in Life & Work: A Circles of Trust® Retreat

The Journey Toward Wholeness in Life & Work: A Circles of Trust® Retreat

The greatest gift we have to offer, to anyone and to the world, is the gift of true self.
If we are to live lives of true service – lives that are personally fulfilling and that contribute in meaningful ways to those around us – we must do the inner work of connecting and staying connected to what is most deeply real and important to us. Yet so often the pressures of our lives – the frenzied pace, the constant demands on our attention, the masks we wear, the images we present to the world, the roles we take on, and the responsibilities...

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Landing in Grace

Landing in Grace

At the core of our being lies stillness and grace, a vast presence of beauty, majesty, intelligence, and love. Living on the surface of ourselves, as a separate someone, seeking fulfillment in the external world keeps us seeking but never finding.
Whatever your life’s challenge, the answer is a deeper recognition of who you truly are. Humans are equipped with reservoirs of limitless peace, profound connection to the whole of life, and a love that can fill our heart. Rather than simply being, however, we frequently try to control life in...

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Navigating the Dark Night: An InterSpiritual Exploration

Navigating the Dark Night: An InterSpiritual Exploration

The term “dark night of the soul,” coined by sixteenth century poet-mystic St. John of the Cross, refers to the kind of spiritual crisis that leads us from profound unknowing to radiant transformation.
Through the dismantling that occurs in the depths of the dark night, we discover that our own ideas and agendas have no power to assuage our innate longing for the sacred; it is only through radical surrender that we find the sweetness of connection we have been searching for. Students in this experiential workshop will have the opportunity...

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