Luncheon

**Tuesday Restoring Balance Luncheon

$5 Bring your own brown bag lunch, beverages and cookies provided Reserve a box lunch by registering by 12 noon the Monday prior to each luncheon.
Is it possible to restore life balance over lunch? We'd like to think that such mindful changes can happen in small moments, so why not at lunch?




 

Found Poetry for Lost Souls with Ginny Agnew

Feb 28 (F) 10-11:30am $40 (Pre-registration required.)
Crows famously bring found objects to humans they’ve befriended.

Annie Dillard makes found poems for humans.

Ginny Agnew will share shiny objects and humorous and profound poems from Dillard’s collection Mornings Like This.

Words will always be like shiny objects in your Crow’s eyes everafter if you join Ginny in this adventure.

Ginny Agnew, MSLS, JD

Heroic Presence and the Rogue Archetypes: Overcoming the Victim, the Saboteur and the Sellout

Mar 26 (Th) 12noon-1:30pm $50 (Includes lunch. Pre-registration required.)
Have you ever been handed a golden opportunity, but instead of embracing your good fortune you squander it and sabotage any chances for success?

If this sounds familiar then you have felt the Saboteur Archetype at work.  You are also in good company because each of us holds the Saboteur Archetype within ourselves.  While it may manifest differently for different people, the results are always the same: opportunities are squandered and we are left frustrated and confused.

The Saboteur is one of 3 undermining influences which I call the Rogue Archetypes.  They include the Victim, the Saboteur and the Sellout.  Each of them holds us back in unique and destructive ways - but, if we are wise and courageous, they each have a valuable lesson to teach.  

Heroic Presence is a newly-envisioned take on Joseph Campbell's Hero's Journey. Heroic Presence introduces future-oriented metaphors and inclusive language that encourages adventure and transformation while honoring our current relationships and the power of the present moment.  Transformation through Heroic Presence happens in 3 stages and the Rogue Archetypes will impede our progress at every stage, unless we approach them with courage and awareness.

The Victim asks, "Who are you to aspire to greatness?" The Saboteur asks, "What will you sacrifice to maintain control?", and the Sellout asks, “What is the price of your soul?”  Join me as we answer these questions and discover what the Rogue Archetypes can teach us on our spiritual journey.
 
Daniel Hope, MA

The Lens Through Which You View Your World: The Art of Creating and Integrating Mind Maps and Mandalas

April 9 (Th) 10am-12pm $50 (Pre-registration required.)
What is the relationship between fear and love, darkness and light? In this two-hour workshop you will learn a unique process for graphically expressing your ideas, developing a visual context for your dreams, framing issues and finding answers, while creating art through the combined use of mind mapping and mandalas. 

Whether or not you are visioning, brainstorming or problem solving, this methodology can be used alone or in groups, at home or professionally, and can become part of most any meditation practice. 

Join Clay in this interactive workshop as he creates live examples and demonstrates how he enfolds this process into his personal life journey, and into the lens through which he views the world. Pencils and paper provided, or feel free to bring your own art supplies.
 
Clay Boykin

Wellness Wednesday Lunch-Hour Meditation

Wednesdays, 12:15pm-1pm Free (no registration required)
“Silence is our deepest nature, our home, our common ground, our peace. Silence reveals. Silence heals. We yearn to be there. We yearn to share it with others.”
- Gunilla Norris, Sharing Silence: Meditation Practice and Mindful Living

We invite you to take a sacred pause in your day and join us for meditation in community.   

Please join us for 20 minutes of contemplative prayer, as well as mindful glimpses, discussion, and support.  

Beginners are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Feel free to drop in and out at your convenience anytime between 12noon-1pm to promote peace, love, wholeness, and right relationships. Short readings and walking meditation will also be provided.
 
Will Boesl