Eden Student Study Sanctuary
Saturday, December 9, 2017
8 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Eden Seminary Students!
You’re almost there. Homestretch. Last push through finals.
Let Peace Tree support you in these final days of the semester.
Get out of your house or apartment, away from (well meaning) family and distractions. Drop by Peace Tree for a few hours or spend the entire day on Saturday, December 9th. We have WiFi, lots of space to spread out books, a full kitchen stocked with snacks and drinks, beds for a power nap, an outdoor labyrinth for a brisk energizing walk, and… PEACE AND QUIET. Click here to learn more…
The Birth of Light
a family friendly Winter Solstice celebration
Saturday, December 23, 2017
3:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Cost: $5/person suggested donation
Join Jessica Gazzola in the hours of waning light on December 23rd for this family friendly event. Young and old, parent and child, together enter the simple wonder of darkness and flickering light. Leave the glare of storefronts and find the subtle signs of birth burning in the night. We will return to the roots of our holiday celebrations with storytelling, song, and simple ritual.
Be prepared to wander outside with warm clothes. Some of our time will be spent on our outdoor labyrinth and around a fire.
The formal celebration will conclude at 5 p.m., but you’re invited to stay for a light soup and bread dinner back in our cozy Center.
Register here so we can plan accordingly.
Suggested donation $5/person. Pay what you can. All proceeds go to Peace Tree Spirituality Center.
Note: This is a child-friendly event, but you do not need to have children to attend. All are welcome!
Grief and Resilience for Challenging Times
Saturday, January 13, 2018
9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
The Work that Reconnects is a set of dynamic group work and grief work practices which empower us to respond creatively to world crises and cultural trauma rather than feeling overwhelmed, isolated, or paralyzed by fear. As we honor our pain, we transcend the cultural story of separation and re-discover our innate connections with each other and all of life, as well as the self-healing power of this magnificent planet which seeks to source us. These processes developed by Joanna Macy support activist and all caring people to become well-resourced agents of change.
Join Caroyln Griffeth as she guides us through grief to resilience in these challenging times.
Deep Tides: a morning dive into poetry and music, movement and meditation
Saturday, February 17, 2018
9:30 a.m. – noon
Poetry is the ancient language of human culture, the language of myth and hymn and story from earliest times.
Something in the rhythm, musicality and symbolic imagery of a poem invites us to touch into the deeper places of the heart, drops us into a more intimate space with ourselves, and there we may find the mother tongue of our souls.
A poem can be medicine as well as an ally and wisdom teacher to sail with us through troubled seas.
You don’t have even have to like poetry to find this Dive into poems a deeply transforming process.
Over the course of the morning’s Dive into Music and Poems, you will be invited to immerse yourself. to allow the tidal wash of music, movement, meditation, and poetry take you into an energized, restful and transformative space. During this process you can let yourself sink deeper into the flow of sound and poetry as into a mythic sea. Nothing is required of you. As we re-surface from the depths onto solid ground again, the group will be offered the opportunity to do a little journaling, and to share anything about the experience they would like. All is entirely voluntary.
Wendy Sarno, has been serving as a spiritual guide for many years. She leads retreats and workshops on a variety of topics designed to nourish the soul and lead toward greater wholeness. She is a founding associate with woman’Space. Much of her work with groups involves the use of writing to facilitate the collecting of individual stories and aid in spiritual exploration. She is a devoted initiate in Kim Rosen’s Poetry Depths Mystery School. Her greatest joy is working with others as they allow a poem to open and reveal the deepest language of soul. Wendy recently published her first book Writings from Wild Soul available at Blurb.com
Suggested reading: Saved By a Poem, Kim Rosen