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?

Contact the School: (336) 601-0823
E-mail: TheSchool.SCL@gmail.com

Our Faculty

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 often feature guest teachers and presenters to share their wisdom and talent so we can all be students and teachers to one another.

Marilyn Wolf

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 shared exploration, learning, and support.

Marilyn’s spirituality is grounded in many faith traditions, her work in the fields of energy and consciousness, and her studies and experiences with various spiritual teachers. The overarching mission of her sacred calling is two-fold: To help others realize that we co-create with the Divine the awakening of 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 marilyn@spaceforconsciousliving.com

Linda Brown

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 lbrown52@triad.rr.com. 

Harriet Bullock

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 a remarkable 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 harrietbullock46@gmail.com

Ken Frazier

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 over the years. He is a student and teacher of A Course in Miracles, a map 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 devloped 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 kafptc@aol.com

Bob Richardson

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 mediation and spiritual growth groups.

You may contact Bob directly at bobjoyrich@gmail.com

Ellen Simon

Ellen is a certified spiritual director and provides opportunities 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 journey 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 emariesimon@gmail.com

Calendar of Events

Sep
28
Sat
Mindfulness and Meditation: An Introductory Experience @ Home of Bob Richardson
Sep 28 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Mindfulness and Meditation: An Introductory Experience @ Home of Bob Richardson | Greensboro | North Carolina | United States

This event has been postponed until early 2020. Please watch for details, and we hope you will plan to participate then. We apologize for any inconvenience this may create for you. 

Mindfulness and Meditation: An Introductory Experience

Facilitated by Bob Richardson & Ken Frazier

Meditation and mindfulness are time-honored ways for expanding conscious awareness and creating a state of presence. Through this program, you will learn the theory and fundamentals of mindfulness, experience various methods of meditation, and engage in meaningful discussion about your spiritual path in a small community.

Whether you are new to meditation or have a practice which you’d like to deepen, this experience very well could be for you. The program includes a half-day workshop and 4 follow-up group sessions for meditation and discussion.

Specifically, in the workshop and the follow-up sessions, you will:

  • Learn the 3 basic skills of mindfulness – Attention, Kindness and Acceptance
  • Begin to develop an Inner Observer which enables us to use our powers of intention and attention in both meditation as well as in our everyday lives
  • Become skillful in identifying and diminishing the 4 “habits” which keep us stuck in painful cycles – Wanting, Distraction, Resisting, and Doing

To read about Bob and Ken, click here.

Dates & Times:
Workshop on Sat., Sept. 28 ~ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm You must attend the workshop to participate in the group sessions. Four Group Sessions on Wed., Oct. 2, 9, 16 & 23 ~ 6:00 – 7:30 pm

Cost:

$100-$160. Pay what you can in this range.

To register: Use the “ticket” buttons above to pay online with credit, debit or bank draft via PayPal. Or, if you wish to pay by cash or check, choose the “PAY BY CHECK” ticket and you will hear back from our administrator, Kathleen Edwards, with details about how to pay.

Location:
Home of Bob Richardson
, 709 Longview St., Greensboro NC

Cancellation Policy:
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.

Questions? Email us at TheSchool.SCL@gmail.com

Sep
30
Mon
The Wild Edge of Sorrow: Grief, Community, and Healing the World @ Brassfield Center for Healing & Integration
Sep 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Wild Edge of Sorrow: Grief, Community, and Healing the World @ Brassfield Center for Healing & Integration | Greensboro | North Carolina | United States

The Wild Edge of Sorrow: Grief, Community, and Healing the World

Facilitated by Carl Bello

 

“The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain.” – Khalil Gibran

We are bombarded daily with news of shootings, war, species extinction, racial injustice, climate change, and economic instability. Combined with our personal losses, we may find ourselves with too much grief to metabolize and too few resources with which to do it.

In this program, participants will be introduced to the lost art and practices of “communal grief.” These practices include embodied engagement with movement, song, poetry, literature and dialogue. We will also draw from the wisdom traditions of various indigenous cultures to deepen our experience. This series is an exploration of the mysterious connectedness between grief and joy; the necessity of community in grieving; and how grief practices can restore to us a sense of wonder, human dignity, and love for ourselves, others and our world.

Specifically, over the course of 5 sessions, our focus will be:                                        

  1. Entering the Terrain of Grief
  2. The Five Gates of Grief: Part 1
  3. The Five Gates of Grief: Part 2
  4. An Apprenticeship With Sorrow
  5. Community and Ritual Practice

Suggested reading
The Wild Edge of Sorrow, Francis Weller (strongly recommended)
The Smell of Rain on Dust, Martin Prechtel

Dates:  5 Mondays, Sept. 30 – Oct. 28
Time: 6:00-8:00 pm
Cost: Sliding scale, $100-$160

All members of the class will be invited to participate in a grief ritual following completion of the class at no additional cost. This will be facilitated by Carl. Date and location to be announced.

About Carl Bello:
Carl is a soul activist, counselor and veterinarian (in no particular order). He has practiced Jungian depth psychotherapy in for over 10 years. He has studied with Francis Weller, author of the book The Wild Edge of Sorrow, and is engaged in his own “apprenticeship with sorrow,” having experienced its soul restoring effects. He is passionate about re-imagining enlivened individuals and communities through teaching and participating in the essential work of grief.

Cancellation Policy:
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.

Questions?
Email us at TheSchool.SCL@gmail.com

Oct
3
Thu
Book Study – Boundless Compassion: Creating a Way Of Life, by Joyce Rupp @ Brassfield Center for Healing & Integration
Oct 3 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Book Study – Boundless Compassion: Creating a Way Of Life, by Joyce Rupp @ Brassfield Center for Healing & Integration | Greensboro | North Carolina | United States

Boundless Compassion: Creating a Way Of Life, by Joyce Rupp

A Book Study Led by Harriet Bullock

“Living compassionately is rarely convenient and often challenging. It requires a willingness to pay the price
for being aware of suffering and doing what is possible to diminish it.”
~Joyce Rupp, from Boundless Compassion

Boundless Compassion by Joyce Rupp is a 6-week personal transformation process for developing and deepening compassion. Throughout these readings Rupp nudges, encourages, and inspires us to grow in the kind of love that motivated Jesus’ life and his mission for his disciples.

Specifically in our 6-week study, we will:

  • Explore what it means to live a life of compassion
  • Understand the practice of self-compassion
  • Identify principal areas related to suffering and loss
  • Move from hostility to hospitality in the world of the marginalized
  • Look at how we have forgotten or failed to notice the suffering of our planet
  • Reflect on our mentors of compassion as inspiration and stimulus for hope

To read about Harriet’s background, click here.

Dates & Time: 6 Thursdays ~ Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, & 31 and Nov. 7  /  6:00 – 8:00 PM

Cost: $90 – $150   Pay what you can in this range.

Book Required: Boundless Compassion, by Joyce Rupp

Cancellation Policy:
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.

Questions? Email us at TheSchool.SCL@gmail.com

 

Oct
8
Tue
Resistance to Patriarchy: A book study for women and men @ Brassfield Center for Healing & Integration
Oct 8 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 am

Resistance to Patriarchy

A book study for women and men of Darkness Now Visible: Patriarchy’s Resurgence and Feminist Resistance

by Carol Gilligan and David Richards, facilitated by Linda Brown and Marilyn Wolf
As we’ve seen in the last few years, patriarchy has become more visible in its embrace of misogyny, racism, and homophobia. Because it has been the norm for centuries, we have learned to dismiss what we see, feel and know and to live under its “false authority” in ways we can’t even recognize.

In their book, Gilligan and Richards provide a rich and compelling analysis of the dark nature of patriarchy as our prevailing, cultural framework. This ancient system underlies the political and ethical crisis of our current time but can be resisted. They offer a definition of feminism as a way of life for both men and women, rooted in an ethic of care and equality.

Specifically, through our discussion of this book, we will explore these questions:

  • What is patriarchy?
  • How are both men, not just women, cheated and even damaged by patriarchy?
  • What is the relationship of patriarchy to injustice?
  • How do we comply with patriarchy without even knowing it?

To read about Marilyn and LInda, click here.

Dates: Tuesdays – Oct. 8, 15, 22 and 29; Nov. 5 and 12

Time: 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Space Limited to: 10

Cost: $90 – $150   Pay what you can in this range.

Book Required: Darkness Now Visible by Carol Gilligan and David Richards

Cancellation Policy:
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.

Questions? Email us at TheSchool.SCL@gmail.com

 

Oct
19
Sat
The Enneagram: A Map for Understanding Ourselves & Others @ Brassfield Center for Healing & Integration
Oct 19 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
The Enneagram: A Map for Understanding Ourselves & Others @ Brassfield Center for Healing & Integration | Greensboro | North Carolina | United States

The Enneagram: A Map for Understanding Ourselves & Others

Facilitated by Marilyn Wolf

This workshop is for both the beginner as well as for those who have a basic knowledge of the Enneagram and want a deeper understanding of how some of the core elements weave themselves together to a make a coherent path for personal growth.

Specifically, we will cover such fundamentals as:

  • Basic descriptions of the 9 Types based on their core needs, desires, and fears as well as the energy style of their Triad (i.e., head, heart or gut)
  • The arrows which reveal how the Types behave under stress and when they are integrating towards a higher way of being
  • The wings which influence how the Types show up in their everyday lives
  • Similarities and differences among the Types

Workshop cost:
Sliding scale $50-$90.

Workshop Format:
A combination of instruction with group participation is the very best way for us to learn what it means to be a certain Type.
Join us for coffee at 8:30 am!

Do I Need to Know My Type?
No. In fact, this workshop will be helpful to you in trying to find it. If you want to do some reading beforehand though, I recommend The Essential Enneagram by David Daniels, MD. There are also 2 websites which offer online tests and information which can be very helpful: www.enneagramworldwide.com and www.enneagraminstitute.com

To learn about Marilyn as an Enneagram teacher, go here.

There will be a drawing for a FREE Enneagram consultation with Marilyn to deepen your knowledge of your Type and begin to explore how to use this knowledge and awareness of yourself in your life.

Cancellation Policy:
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.

Questions?
Email us at TheSchool.SCL@gmail.com

 

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