Pray Like the Poets: Finding Your Voice

Pray Like the Poets: Finding Your Voice

Dates: Tuesdays, January 14th, 21st, 28th, February 4th, 2020, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
OneSpirit Elective Credit: 1.0
Available by: Join by Videoconference or Download Recordings (learn more about videoconference)
Price: General Public: $ 100.00 | One Spirit Graduates: $ 90.00

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Move beyond self-limiting beliefs about spoken prayer to connect to the Divine with your own unique and powerful voice. While many people are comfortable engaging in a private conversation with the Sacred, the idea of praying out loud can sometimes be intimidating. What if the Divine doesn’t care about the words we use? What if our relationship with the Beloved is enriched when we show up as our most authentic selves, speaking the words that are most true to us?

Pray Like The Poets is an experiential workshop on the art of spoken prayer—all faiths (and no faith) are welcome. Together, in the safety of community and with a sense of wonder, we will immerse ourselves in poetry and sacred writings from across traditions and time to help us create our own unique expressions of prayer. We will discuss the different ways of addressing the Mystery and begin our journey by reading aloud pieces that resonate with our individual hearts. As we feel called, we will move into sharing our own prayerful words.

Our class will meet exclusively online. Please bring a journal, your favorite poems and sacred writings, a candle to light during our time together, and your sense of curiosity.

FACULTY:

Nura-Hirmina

Rev. Nura Hirmina

Rev. Nura Hirmina was ordained by One Spirit Interfaith Seminary as an Interfaith/Interspiritual minister in 2014 and completed the Interspiritual Counseling program (ISC) in 2016. Nura holds a BS in Business Administration and an MBA in Global Management. She is currently working on her doctorate at New York Theological Seminary. A life-long student of the world’s faith and mystery traditions, Nura has embraced Interspirituality as her path while also identifying with the spiritual but not religious movement. With over two decades of corporate experience, Nura engages in her “stealth ministry” by creating a safe and affirming work environment for those she leads and with whom she collaborates. For Nura, every interaction is an opportunity to embody kindness as a spiritual practice.

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If you have questions about registering for this course, please contact One Spirit Learning Alliance by email to [email protected] or call 212-931-6840.