Men’s Contemplative Group

Our culture puts a lot of pressure on men to perform, strive, and achieve.  Men get the message that they must be strong and invulnerable. But the spiritual path invites men to go beyond these expectations to cultivate depth and authenticity.  This monthly group provides fellowship and support for men seeking to become their truest and best selves.  

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.  

Drumming Circle

Experience a divine dose of drum medicine. Are you feeling disconnected, stressed, or anxious? In need of an immune system boost? Align with the rhythms of life that speak to your heart in this community drum circle experience.

Community Conversation with Dr. Raymond Burse of the NAACP

Please join us for an evening of conversation with Dr. Raymond Burse of the NAACP, who will discuss the new Student Assignment Plan, its implications and education equity in Louisville.

Can We Talk? Tools for Conversations about Racial Justice

Do you wish you felt more skillful when talking about racial justice? Do you either avoid the difficult conversations or get into them, only to find yourself frustrated, dismayed, tongue-tied, or uncertain? How do we help create space so that both parties have a chance to speak honestly and be heard? How do we move from “us” and “them” to a greater sense of shared vision? How do we express ourselves in a way that is authentic, clear, and grounded?

Author Emily Bingham and My Old Kentucky Home

How does a song about slavery become a beloved melody, a celebratory anthem, and an integral part of American folklore and culture? The state song of Kentucky since the 1920s, sung each May before every Derby as the horses step onto the track for the post parade, “My Old Kentucky Home” has inhabited hearts and memories in perpetual reprise.

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 and Healing: 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.

Pandemic Mental Health: Utilizing Mindfulness in Uncertain Times

The pandemic has significantly impacted the overall mental health and well-being of individuals. Good mental health includes having a sense of wellness and stability in a variety of areas including: social, physical, emotional, spiritual, and economic areas. When one area becomes disrupted, individuals often struggle with returning to a healthy balance. The pandemic has created a situation in which multiple factors that impact mental health have been disrupted all at once and, in many cases, repeatedly. This abrupt and continual disruption of healthy functioning has created a mental health crisis for many. This series seeks to help individuals better understand mental health in a holistic manner, accounting for the various intersecting factors that impact mental health and wellness in relation to the pandemic. Additionally, participants will learn the benefits of mindfulness-based therapies and methods to improve their mental health during uncertain times.

Self-Compassion and Healing

Life comes with baggage. We make mistakes, have regrets, and sometimes, we take out life’s ups and downs on ourselves in the form of self-criticism. We often talk at length about compassion, but forget to include ourselves in the conversation. So, how do we learn to hold ourselves with kindness when things aren’t going our way?

Healing Series

Our world has endured the tragedy of a pandemic together. There have been devastating consequences to our lives both individually and as community. The courses offered in our 2022 Healing Series is an introduction to healing those wounds. We invite you to engage in this specialized series with experts in the field of mental health and healing.

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 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 have the vision for what is coming forth. As Elders we can be witnesses of hope to this vital process.