Philosophy Workshop: “How to Meditate with a Text”

For thousands of years, people seeking after wisdom have approached important texts as invitations for meditation, whose treasures can be uncovered through careful, deliberate practices of attention. In this workshop, we’ll explore some of these techniques, combining practical instruction with reflections on the theoretical and conceptual background needed to make sense of the practices. Learn more & RSVP here!

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Philosophy Workshop: “Beyond Mindfulness – Western Meditation Techniques in Theory & Practice”

In this workshop, we explored several techniques of meditation with deep roots in Western spiritual, religious, and philosophical life and practice.  We examined two daily practices, popular among the ancient Pythagoreans and Stoics, for developing the power of recollection and preparing ourselves for challenging circumstances.  And we considered more broadly the ways in which meditative practices can help us to develop our powers of attention, concentration, clarity, and discernment.  Learn more & access resources here!

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Philosophy Workshop: “Beyond Mindfulness – Western Meditation Techniques in Theory & Practice”

In this workshop, we’ll explore several techniques of meditation with deep roots in Western spiritual, religious, and philosophical life and practice. We’ll examine two daily practices, popular among the ancient Pythagoreans and Stoics, for developing the power of recollection and preparing ourselves for challenging circumstances. And we’ll consider more broadly the ways in which meditative practices can help us to develop our powers of attention, concentration, clarity, and discernment. Learn more & RSVP here!

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Philosophy Workshop: “Beyond Mindfulness – Western Meditation Techniques in Theory & Practice”

In this workshop led by David Nowakowski, we explored three techniques of meditation with deep roots in Western spiritual, religious, and philosophical life and practice. We began with two simple exercises, popular among the ancient Pythagoreans and Stoics, for developing the power of recollection and preparing ourselves for challenging circumstances. Then we turned to a practice known as “discursive meditation.” Learn more & access resources here!

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Philosophy Workshop: “Beyond Mindfulness – Western Meditation Techniques in Theory & Practice”

In this workshop, we’ll explore three techniques of meditation with deep roots in Western spiritual, religious, and philosophical life and practice. We’ll begin with two simple exercises, popular among the ancient Pythagoreans and Stoics, for developing the power of recollection and preparing ourselves for challenging circumstances. Then we’ll turn to a practice known as “discursive meditation,” where a particular sort of focused inner dialogue is used to unlock layers of meaning within a text, an image, or a conceptual system. Learn more & RSVP here!

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Silent Retreat (Spring 2018)

Our Spring 2018 Silent Weekend Retreat at Deep Bay Center on Flathead Lake was magical.  Mother Nature gifted us in so many ways.  The weather and views were beautiful…and very much in keeping with the hearts and kindness of our retreat-goers. Included below are some retreat reflections and a not…

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1/2 Day Teen Retreat on Merlin Nature Preserve – **CANCELLED DUE TO INSUFFICIENT ENROLLMENT**

****WE REGRET TO INFORM YOU THAT DUE TO INSUFFICIENT ENROLLMENT, WE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO HOST OUR 1/2 DAY TEEN RETREAT AS ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED.  DUE TO THE STRUCTURE OF THE 1/2 DAY PROGRAM & ACTIVITIES THEREIN, IN ORDER FOR THE EXPERIENCE TO BE EFFECTIVE & BENEFICIAL FOR RETREAT-GOERS, WE…

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Grief, Loss & Heartbreak Workshop – **CANCELLED DUE TO INSUFFICIENT ENROLLMENT**

****WE REGRET TO INFORM YOU THAT DUE TO INSUFFICIENT ENROLLMENT, WE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO HOST OUR GRIEF WORKSHOP AS ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED.  DUE TO THE STRUCTURE OF OUR WORKSHOP, IN ORDER FOR THE EXPERIENCE TO BE EFFECTIVE & BENEFICIAL FOR WORKSHOP PARTICIPANTS A MINIMUM OF 7 PEOPLE IS NEEDED…

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