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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

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

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 – 7:00 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