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Drumming on the Edge of Magic

Sept 19 (Th) 7-8pm $35 (Pre-registration required.)
Drumming can provide us a pathway to use our creative instincts as tools and medicines. Indigenous cultures have known and practiced this for eons. We all have numerous candles of innovation ready to be lit in our hearts! Come join us for this hour of hand drumming and allow me to light one up! Drumming has been used for hundreds of years around the world to connect to a higher power, to release stress and relieve tension, to heal body, mind, and spirit, to celebrate Earth changes and life changes, to build and strengthen community bonds, and to celebrate the simple joy of being alive. On this eve before The Fall Equinox let us come together and share in this opportunity for reflection and gratitude for the harvest of our lives in the seasons past, and a deepened awareness of the sacredness in all things. 

DRUMS WILL BE PROVIDED BY DRUMZ on Kerbey Lane.
 
Shelly Gingras

Healing the Blind Spot of Leadership through Contemplative Practice

Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30pm Free (no registration required)
Wisdom teachers and thought leaders such as Otto Scharmer, Cynthia Bourgeault, Parker Palmer, Marc Lesser and Richard Rohr all say that some amount of time spent in silence each day is absolutely necessary if we are to work and lead from our Source or True Self. Join Patty Speier, Seton Cove Executive Director and founder of the Institute for Soul-Centered Leadership and Elizabeth Ann Gates, Leadership Consultant in this weekly meditation group as we support each other in holding the space for discussion of transformative leadership practices and 30 minutes of silent meditation.
 
Patricia Speier, DMin & Elizabeth Ann Gates
Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30pm
Free (no registration required)

Class will not meet July 3rd.

Mindfulness Meditation with Ginny Agnew

Mondays, 9:30-10:30am Wednesdays, 7:30–8:30am & 9:30–10:30am Free (No registration required)

People of many faiths have utilized mindfulness meditation techniques to deepen their relationship with their own religious tradition. Join us for any of three sessions of practice followed by a discussion period that will draw upon a variety of texts and traditions. Beginners are encouraged to attend.

Ginny Agnew, MSLS, JD

Mondays, 9:30-10:30am
Wednesdays, 7:30–8:30am & 9:30–10:30am
Free (No registration required)

Ginny Agnew, MSLS, JD, is an Austin lawyer, political activist and poet. She leads weekly Seton Cove mindfulness meditation sessions and is a regular presenter at Seton Cove on a variety of subjects that always include laughter.  Ginny also works as a reference librarian.

Register for McPhee Lecture & Workshop: David Sloan Wilson

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17TH LECTURE Time: 7-8:30pm & FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18TH WORKSHOP Time: 8:30am-3pm Location: Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, 3201 Windsor Rd, Austin, TX
mcphee david sloan wilsonDavid Sloan Wilson is trained as an evolutionary biologist and has played an important role in expanding Darwin’s theory beyond the biological sciences to include all aspects of humanity. He is best known for championing Multilevel Selection Theory, which explains how adaptations can evolve—or fail to evolve—at any level of a multi-tier hierarchy, such as from genes to ecosystems in nature and small groups to global governance in human society.


LECTURE OCTOBER 17 (TH) 7-8:30pm


Steering toward the Omega Point: Managing Cultural Evolution for the Global Good


The scientist and Jesuit priest Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (1881-1955) coined the term “Omega Point” to refer to a global consciousness that humanity was evolving toward. In a more practical vein, everyone can agree on the need for good governance at a global scale, even if there is widespread disagreement and confusion on how to get there. 

WORKSHOP OCTOBER 18 (F) 8:30am-3pm 


Prosocial: A Practical Framework for Managing Cultural Evolution in any Group or Business Setting


People use words such as “evolve” and “adapt” all the time when referring to the need for positive change. Prosocial is the first practical positive change method based on the latest developments of evolutionary science. It is a multi-level approach that can be applied at the Micro (single groups), Meso (multi-group cultural ecosystems), and Macro (the global good and ultimate level of implementation) scales. 

Register for McPhee Lecture Only: David Sloan Wilson

MCPHEE LECTURE ONLY: THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17TH, 7-8:30pm Location: Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, 3201 Windsor Rd, Austin, TX
mcphee david sloan wilsonDavid Sloan Wilson is trained as an evolutionary biologist and has played an important role in expanding Darwin’s theory beyond the biological sciences to include all aspects of humanity. He is best known for championing Multilevel Selection Theory, which explains how adaptations can evolve—or fail to evolve—at any level of a multi-tier hierarchy, such as from genes to ecosystems in nature and small groups to global governance in human society.