Listen, Learn, Act for Racial Equity in Louisville

In the summer of 2020, amid great racial conflict following Breonna Taylor’s killing, Black leaders in Louisville created “A Path Forward,” an extensive, forward-looking document for bringing racial equity to Louisville. The document examined multiple components of racial injustice and recommended actions to alleviate them. This six-week experience will help you engage more deeply – in learning and in action – with racial equity issues facing Louisville and our nation.

First Saturday Silent Sitting

Are you seeking the opportunity to join regularly in a guided group meditation practice?  Do you seek greater peace for yourself and for the world? Our First Saturday Silent Sitting is a monthly gathering that will help you connect with other meditators and spiritual seekers from varying faith backgrounds.  

Earth Advocate Group

More than ever, the world needs citizens who are prepared to engage with the environmental challenges that impact our communities and advocate for the poor and vulnerable people that are impacted by these issues. This group offers a supportive space to learn about environmental issues and become empowered to work for a just and equitable transition to a more sustainable world.

Mindfulness, Healing & Wholeness

Re-membering our wholeness. If you feel disconnected, broken, or wounded, you are not alone. We are all wounded in essential and frequently secret ways, and it can be difficult to know how to begin to heal. Join us for a complete reframing of what it means to be broken, and what it means to heal. In the second part of our healing series, we will focus on re-membering ourselves into wholeness. Together we will find wisdom, strength and guidance within ourselves, our community, and in the larger natural world. Together we will discover ways to re-member ourselves into wholeness.

Continuing Meditation: Meditation in Motion

In his book Mindful Movements – Exercises for Wellbeing, the wise Thich Nhat Hanh says “Often it helps to meditate with other people. Sitting together, breathing together, we can feel very peaceful and happy. But sometimes we need to stop sitting in one place and start to move around!” Our Meditation in Motion class we will be taking Thich Nhat Hanh’s suggestion and we will “start to move around”, bringing our meditation practice from the chair to an embodied experience. As we move in a mindful & intentional manner, we can bring mind, body, & spirit into harmony.

Mindfulness & Mental Health: Cultivating Hygiene and Wellness

Mental wellness is often seen in an “all or nothing” fashion, meaning that we only go to therapy or we do nothing at all to help ourselves. As a result, we often wait until minds and emotions need emergency healing- almost like rarely brushing our teeth, then needing root canals. Instead of waiting for high stress, burnout, and mental illness begin to happen, there are much less invasive, daily practices and philosophies of wellness that actively prevent mental stress. Dr. Sawyer will simplify practices of mental wellness so that individuals wanting to improve their mental wellness have access to cutting-edge knowledge.

The Gift of Aging

In addition to many great satisfactions, aging inevitably involves losses of various kinds.  These can be invitations to grow deeper as we grow older, developing an expansive spiritual openness to whatever the future brings.

Eldering Circle

As we reflect and claim our wisdom from our lifetime of joys, sorrows, accomplishments and losses we need a place to process what we have given up and what we hope to achieve now in our generative years.

Becoming a Conscious Elder

Stories are important and can change people. We are now learning the New Earth story is emerging. We now know that we are one with the Earth and come from the Earth rather than act as masters of the Earth. Our troubled world is changing, dying, and is in labor. The new world is being birthed. We as Elders are called to be doulas or midwives. As with the birthing process, we need to be mindful, to breathe, and to have the vision for what is coming forth. As Elders we can be witnesses of hope to this vital process.

The Happiness Discussion Group

The Dalai Lama is often quoted as saying, “The purpose of our lives is to be happy”. If asked, most of us would agree, “I could stand to be a little happier!” The good news is that authentic happiness is a choice. Almost half of our happiness comes from our thoughts, behaviors, and perspectives, which we can control.

Continuing Meditation: The Habits of Happiness

The Dalai Lama has said that the one thing that all people have in common is the desire to be happy. Regardless of our current level of happiness, we all could benefit from being even happier. Happiness is not just a feeling, Happiness is a habit, a set of ways that we think and behave that support our happiness.