The second Tuesday evening of each month will be a Discussion Group. We will explore together a variety of topics related to our spiritual interests and practices. The facilitator, often from the Star Development team (but not necessarily), will post on the website the topic for the next discussion group, and request people to consider this subject beforehand, and come prepared to share ideas, questions, and experiences together.
This first of these discussion groups, March 12, 2019, will be facilitated by Barry Cook, and we will consider what we actually mean by “Spirituality”. What does Spiritual / Spirituality mean to you ? How do you connect with the spiritual dimension in your life ? What are some of the components of living in touch with your spirituality ? How has your spirituality evolved over the years ?
Subsequent discussion groups on April 9th, May 14th, June 11th, etc. will take a similar format. If you have suggestions please send them to [email protected]. Announced topics may change as the groups that gather on second Tuesdays develop their own momentum.
Facilitator - Walter Stewart
Topic: Creation - the Incarnation of the Divine as a Focus for Spiritual Life
Facilitator - Barry Cook
Topic: Turning Points - Heavenly Messengers
Topic: What's Alive Now in Your Spiritual Life
Facilitator - Elaina Hyde
Topic: “Turning Points”—come and share some of the inner experiences, sometimes apparently insignificant, but sometimes earth shaking, that shifted your understanding and/or your values, which then changed the course of your life. In Buddhism they are called ‘Heavenly Messengers.’ What can we learn as we explore each other’s journeys ?
Heather Martin, Facilitator
July 9th - Spiritual Practice and Climate Disruption
How does having a spiritual practice, and, therefore, a spiritual perspective, influence our relationship to and involvement in climate disruption?
Heather Martin, Facilitator
June 11th - Sages, Gurus, Saints
Come prepared to speak briefly about a spiritual leader, author, elder, community leader that made a difference for your spiritual life. Why? How? What have you done with the insights gained? Let's tease out common threads among those who have helped us grow; let us contemplate differences. Discussion facilitated by Clark Saunders. Come with your thoughts; come with your friends.
Cost for Discussion Groups: By Donation
No Registration Required
May 14th - Spirituality and Daily Life
A spiritual leader once said, "The trouble with life is that it is too damn daily." How does my spiritual life inform, illumine, indwell my daily life? How do I live with greed, hatred, and delusion? How do I live with faith, hope, and love? Come with your thoughts; come with your friends.
April 9th - Spirituality and Aging
None of us are as young as once we were, so people of any age are welcome. How does aging change our spirituality? How does our spiritual sense inform our aging? This topic was identified by the group that gathered on March 12th as a focus for our discussion on April 9th. Come with your thoughts; come with your friends.