The philosopher and theologian, Sam Keen has called us biomythic people. By that he means that stories are essential to our lives. We cannot live without them, for they give our lives meaning and purpose and help us to make sense of our world.

ONLINE: Reconnecting with Self and Others through Open-Hearted Presence

Nov 6 (F) 12-1pm $35 (Pre-registration required) Presented Virtually via Zoom
Modern psychology is helping us reflect on the implications of relational growth and human flourishing. While traditional developmental theories prioritize independence and separation from others, the groundbreaking model of Relational-Cultural Theory proposes that connection is the core of human growth and development. 

In our season of disconnection, what if relational theory can help illuminate the spiritual split between our True Selves and others? In this session, we will explore how daily practice of Open-Hearted Presence can help us reconnect from the illusion of separation. 

Will Boesl, MA

The Gift of Presence: A 5-Part Series Presented by Mandorla Staff

Nov 6, 13, 20 and Dec 4, 11 (F) 12-1pm $125 (Pre-registration required) Presented Virtually via Zoom
“The most precious gift we can offer others is our presence.” - Thich Nhat Hanh

Please join Mandorla Staff in this 5-part exploration of The Gift of Presence. Each Friday at 12-1pm for six weeks (excluding Friday, Nov 27), one Mandorla facilitator will present a unique expression of presence. 

Sessions include:

  1. Reconnecting to Self and Others through Open-Hearted Presence
  2. The Triangle & the Mandorla: An Ancient Model for Finding Presence & Avoiding Triangulation in Life and Work
  3. Unwrapping Presence: A Mindfulness Meditation Journey
  4. Cultivating Presence in Advent
  5. Embodying Presence: Theotokos
Nov 6, 13, 20 and Dec 4, 11 (F)
$125 (For all five classes, pre-registration required)
$35 (single class)
Presented Virtually via Zoom