Global Spirituality, Contemplative Knowing, & Embodiment
With Natasha Korshak, ICM
Sunday, January 10th , from 2:00 to 3:45
$20 before January 4th, $25 thereafter
One of the most striking symbols of global spirituality is the first image of the whole Earth as seen from space by the Apollo 17 NASA mission of 1972. As our Earth and eco-system can now be considered as a whole, what does this mean for our common humanity?
In this introduction to Global Spirituality we will explore a simple framework for viewing the human history of religious/spiritual consciousness as well as modern movements of Interfaith dialogue and inquiry. These modern movements include a renewed appreciation of contemplative practice and a heightened awareness of the individual lived, spiritual experience- related to and distinct from religious affiliation.
Drawing from this foundation we will take time to consider how this is relevant and applicable to our own spiritual/faith journey at this time.
The session will include a brief opening meditative practice, a presentation, and time for small and large group discussion.
*For those participating in the fuller Contemplative Study Program, we will be reading “Emerging Heart: Global Spirituality and the Sacred,” by Beverly Lanzetta and will further our discussion in our Study Group, Sunday, January 24th.
The Second Sunday Seminar is a monthly gathering to explore diverse topics relating to spiritual perspective, path, and practice in an experiential and conversational format.
Natasha Korshak is a long time teacher and trainer of yoga, meditation, mindfulness and MBSR, and has been working in the field of integrative health and wellness her entire professional career. She is a graduate of the Interfaith Theological Seminary and an ordained Interfaith Minister specializing in contemplative practice, grief processing, and spiritual direction. Her study and training of mind/body/spirit methods is extensive and she has learned from many of the pioneers in their discipline. As the founder and director of the Sol Center she is well regarded for her depth, warmth, authenticity, and the smile in her voice.