The 5 Doors is a simple, structured process for developing or refining a personal spiritual practice. There are no great epiphanies or secret teachings involved. This is simply a series of queries that are like doors being held open, the humble sharing of a way in.
Each “door” provides a specific focus that creates a pathway. During each presentation and as follow-up work, each door utilizes two primary tools: “queries,” a Quaker tool of questioning for deepening inquiry and contemplation, and Micropractices, small acts and actions that facilitate the awakening necessary for the work. The 5 Doors process is path-agnostic. It doesn’t matter what one’s religious or spiritual orientation is, or if one even has a religious tradition.
Along with receiving practical, helpful guidance, you will also come to remember that you belong and are loved, to see the importance of setting apart sacred time, to understand the vital need to create sacred space in your life, to realize the importance of developing an individualized spiritual practice to maintain and refresh your journey, and how becoming spiritually awake carries the responsibility of sacred activism. We will work together in a large group and then break out into smaller work groups, utilizing discussion, creative work, and contemplation, and then come back together for interactive sessions.
The Divine is yearning to be in relationship with you. Your life will never be the same, and you’ll know that it was your own heart and your own devotion that brought you back!
Rev. Jack Cuffari is an interspiritual minister who currently serves as Spiritual Director in Residence at the First Congregational Church of Montclair, NJ. His worldview and practice, while centered on the teachings of Yeshua ben-Yusef of Nazareth, is also very much at home in Judaism, readily connected to Islam, and gratefully informed by Buddhism, Jungian Gnosticism, the stunning beauty of Sufism, Hindu scriptures, earth-based indigenous and pagan thinking, the 12 Step traditions, Shamanic teachings and Reiki. He provides services to individuals, groups, congregations, and many religious and spiritual communities, including spiritual direction, sermons, seminars, classes, and retreat facilitation. He is a member of Spiritual Directors International and the Order of Universal Interfaith (OUnI). (www.the5doors.com)
Dates: Tuesdays, November 27, December 4, 11, & 18, 2018 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
OneSpirit Elective Credit: 1.0
Available by: Attend in NYC Classroom or Join by Videoconference or Download Recordings (learn more about videoconference) (learn more about videoconference)
Price: General Public: $ 100.00 | One Spirit Graduates: $ 90.00
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 x 0.