Holy Trinity Seminar Group

SPIRITUALITY FOR THE 21st CENTURY

 “Finding Peace and Joy in a Crazy World”

   HOLY TRINITY CHURCH

   SEMINAR 2017-2018

Come; explore God’s presence in our lives and in our world, and how God’s Spirit leads us to live out that presence in all aspects of our lives.  We will be guided by the wisdom of reflective seekers of our time, and our own life experiences.  All are invited to reflect, question, and share.

We will explore the thinking of Brian D. McLaren in his book The Great Spiritual Migration.  “What would it mean for Christians to rediscover their faith not as a problematic system of beliefs, but as a just and generous way of life, rooted in contemplation and expressed in compassion, that makes amends for its mistakes and is dedicated to beloved community for all?  Could Christians migrate from defining their faith as a system of beliefs to expressing it as a loving way of life?

We will review The Science of Mindfulness-A Research-Based Path to Well-Being.  This is a series of lectures by Professor Ronald Siegel from the Harvard Medical School.  Mindfulness practice can lead to a better understanding and practice of compassion.  Compassion, which leads to greater well being, can be compassion toward ourselves when we are suffering or compassion toward others when they are suffering.  Research shows that mindfulness practice generally, as well as focused compassion practices, can help us develop compassion for others.

We will select various themes from the book and review TED Talks and videos from noted theologians and spiritual writers who can help us understand and integrate these notions into our lives.

After each meeting we go out to breakfast/lunch to continue our reflections.

Schedule

Dates: The 3rd. Saturday of each month, beginning September 16, 2017, ending on June 16, 2018

Time:  9-11AM

Place: Holy Trinity– Faber Room

Facilitator: Bill Hocking, 410-349-0329 or billhocking100@comcast.net

To Register: Call Bill at 410-349-0329 or email at billhocking100@comcast.net