The School is grounded in universal spirituality and infused with the heart of hospitality. Our purpose is to create a space where individuals can deepen their spiritual lives and experience a shift in consciousness. We offer classes, study groups, workshops, and retreats to provide individuals the opportunity to:
• Learn from a variety of spiritual traditions
• Be in community with people on a spiritual journey
• Develop real-life skills for more awakened living
• Embrace their human nature and spiritual essence
• Discover ways to contribute to the transformation of the world
The School at Space for Conscious Living is a place where people can gather to explore the “big” questions:
Who am I?
Where did I come from?
Where am I going?
How shall I live?
Our faculty is comprised of individuals who are committed to their own spiritual growth and awakening. Individually and as a group, we seek to share our expertise, gifts, and insights with others to support them in their journeys. We want our participants to hear from voices other than our own, so we occasionally feature guest teachers and presenters to share their wisdom and talent so we can all be students and teachers to one another.
Marilyn is the founder and director of The School. Her transformative experiences which began in 2009 led her to retire as a psychotherapist after 28 years in order to help others in their spiritual journeys. She is an integrative energy work practitioner, a seasoned Enneagram teacher, and is certified by the Servant Leadership School of Greensboro where she also taught for five years. The “nudge from the Universe” to build The School affirmed her gift for gathering people into community for the shared joy of exploration, learning, and support.
Marilyn’s spirituality is grounded in many faith traditions, her studies and experiences with various spiritual teachers, and her work in the fields of energy and consciousness, . The overarching mission of her sacred calling is two-fold: To help others realize that with the Divine, we can awaken to our true nature which is presence, freedom and love; and that when we live from this awakened state, we participate in the shift in consciousness needed in the world today.
You may contact Marilyn directly at email@example.com
Linda is a retired professor of African American Literature and creative writing. She is the author of three novels, numerous poems, and essays. Her book, Belles of Liberty, is about the role of Bennett College in the Greensboro civil rights movement. It grew out of her life-long passion for racial and social justice. Her latest publications, two volumes of poetry and a CD about Mary the mother of Jesus, are called A Mother Knows her Child and Something of His Mother to Remember.
Linda is a life-long seeker of metaphysical wisdom and truths as well as being a seasoned spiritual teacher. Her offerings include book studies, workshops and retreats exploring such topics as the divine feminine; metaphysics and spirituality; writing as a spiritual discipline; patriarchy, racism, and other systems of dominance; and issues of social justice and change.
To learn more about Linda and her work, please visit her website.
You may contact her directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Harriet is a retired marriage and family therapist. She is certified by the Servant Leadership School of Greensboro and taught classes there as well. In her ongoing spiritual journey, she finds wisdom and direction in the Twelve Steps which she believes is an unduring program for recovery as well as for simply living with serenity and acceptance.
Harriet is passionate about helping others understand and practice compassionate communication so we may engage in conflict with self awareness and an ethic of respect and care for one another. Her deep hope is that through mindful listening and sharing, we can truly help bring about peace in the world. Her offerings include classes and book studies centered on such topics as non-violence, compassionate living, healthy relationships and the use of the Twelve Steps for daily life.
You may contact Harriet directly at email@example.com
Ken holds an M.Ed. in counseling and has served in the mental health field for forty years. He specializes in the treatment of anxiety disorders and depression. In addition, he has also facilitated many support groups and led numerous workshops on a variety of topics over the years. He is a student and teacher of A Course in Miracles, a system he uses for his own life and for spiritual psychotherapy. For Ken, this work combined with spiritual principles and goals, is a journey from fear to love.
Early in life, Ken began turning inward to find insight into his search for “the truth.” Over time, he began to love his questions and developed a deep desire to connect with others to search for answers together. Along the way, that quest revealed itself to be a spiritual path. His offerings include such topics as creating inner space, finding our inherent power and wisdom, coming home to ourselves, and living life from a place of awareness and peace.
You may contact Ken directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
Bob is an ordained minister and a Reiki master. He has studied various religious and spiritual teachings and been involved with many personal growth groups. In 1996 he made his first trip to India which had a profound impact on him. Since then, he has traveled there frequently for extended periods of time, meeting and studying with many well-known spiritual teachers. He has been meditating formally since the mid 1970’s, and as a result of this, his studies, and the grace of his teachers and Divine Spirit, he has experienced shifts in his conscious awareness.
Like all of us who are awakening, Bob has gone through extremely challenging periods. He draws on his personal experiences and shifts in consciousness to guide others in their awakening and transformation, a path he feels we are all walking together. His offerings include leading meditation and spiritual growth groups.
You may contact Bob directly at email@example.com
Ellen is a certified spiritual director and provides opportun-ities for others to observe, explore and respond to the Divine’s movement in their lives.
Ellen graduated from Souljourners, an accredited spiritual formation program in the Benedictine tradition and has been accompanying others in their ongoing spiritual journeys since 2008.
Ellen’s work is grounded in the belief that God is active in all aspects of daily life and that reflection on divine action and love draws us deeper into relationship with God, self and others. Her calling is to make space for deep, mindful listening, contemplation, and awareness. Her offerings to help others do that include book studies, individual and group spiritual direction, and guided retreats.
You may contact Ellen directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Calendar of Events
Reconstructing the Gospel: Finding Freedom from Slaveholder Religion
A 6-week Book Study with Rev. Dr. Robert W. Brewer
The same Christianity that sang “Amazing grace, how sweet the sound” also perpetuated white supremacy and racial injustice in the name of Jesus.
In his book, James Wilson-Hartgrove traces his journey from the religion of the slaveholder to the Christianity of Christ. Set in North Carolina, this remarkable book addresses issues of religion, race, privilege and spirituality.
Specifically, we will:
- Examine this ability of Christianity to claim freedom as a basic tenet while simultaneously supporting the enslavement of other
- Explore our own relationship with racismAddress how racism both supports and damages white people
- Seek ways to address and challenge racism and white supremacy in our own communities
- Find and participate in spiritual practices which lead the away from a “slaveholder religion” to a religion of true freedom and equality
The School is proud to have Rev. Dr. Robert Brewer as a guest presenter. He is a United Methodist minister and has served as the Campus Chaplain and an Asst. Professor of Religion at Greensboro College since 2005. At the college, he oversees religions life and community service and teaches courses in spiritual development, scripture interpretation, homiletics, Methodism, and juggling (yes, juggling!).
Dates: Six Tuesdays — March 24 & 31, April 7, 14 & 21
Times: 6:00 – 8:00 PM
If you cancel before 1 week prior to the event, you will get a refund minus a $10 processing fee. If you cancel within 1 week of the event, there is no refund. If you cancel due to unavoidable circumstances, please discuss this with us.
Inclement Weather Policy: In the event of inclement weather, and we believe the event should be canceled or postponed, we will notify you as soon as possible by email or phone. Your fee will be refunded in full.
Questions? Email us at TheSchool.SCL@gmail.com
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