February 23, 2009
This Wednesday, we’re celebrating the first day of lent by taking a bunch of ashes and…. making them into soap! Ha, that’s not what
you were expecting me to say, was it?
In any case, in the grand tradition of Fight Club, we’ll be making soap as a penitential act (although we’ll be using goatsmilk, honey, and palm oil rather than animal fat). We’ll be providing burnables (paper, palm leaves, etc), but you’re welcome to bring things of your own that might having meaning to you – just be sure that anything you bring to burn is free from chemicals, plastic, etc. Through the course of the evening, we’ll turn our confessions, transgressions, and deconstructions into a cleansing, frothy, ritual bar which we can use for the next forty days. Seriously, it’s hard to find time in our busy days for prayer and meditation, and shower time seems as good a time as any.
Also, remember that we’re trying a move to Friday nights after this month, so the next Transmission after his will be March 6th. Finally, we’re on for an Easter Vigil retreat on Holy Saturday, so put April 11 on your calendars, all day and all night.
See you soon!
February 22, 2009
February 26, Thu 7:00pm – 10:00pm, The Spiral Series
The Spiral Series brings together a panel of speakers from the worlds of science, spirituality, business, and creativity. They examine each topic from these four vantage points in the spirit of cultivating a more holistic worldview. We follow the speaker panel with a single generative conversation among everyone present.
The vision of the group: Our monthly events become the basis for the emergence of a collaborative community which gives birth to new partnerships, ventures, volunteer opportunities, initiatives and businesses. We support each other as we take action aligned with our values and life goals and in the process create a virtuous spiral of cooperation, synergy and possibility.
Date: Thursday, February 26, 2009
Time: 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Location: Ciao Stella, 206 Sullivan St (b/w Bleecker & 3rd St), New York, NY 10012
Suggested donation $5.00
It is in finding community that we are abundantly nourished, revitalized and empowered individually
and collectively. We can choose to direct that energy and guide our shared future by applying the range of capacities present in community purposefully and deliberately. Collaboration, synergy and conscious communication are essential pathways to working together towards a common end.
We have another panel of remarkable, trail-blazing individuals! Each of our speakers has built a thriving community around inspired vision and will share their story and the wisdom they have gained along the way. And by sharing, inquiring, listening and working together we’ll start building the community we’ve been waiting for.
Louis Alloro, M.Ed., MAPP is a change-agent who consults with individuals and systems, particularly school districts and communities, interested in truly flourishing. He will speak of the Social-Emotional Leadership framework he has developed and will share his experience working with communities in schools and colleges around the country.
Bowie Snodgrass is the Christian Co-Leader of Faith House, an emerging interfaith community in Manhattan. She will introduce us to the mission of Faith House and will speak of building spiritual community and meeting a deep-seated yearning for interfaith dialogue.
Gary Tuerack is President of The National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS) and an internationally known author and speaker. He presents at approximately 100 colleges, businesses, and associations each year. Through NSLS, Gary has created “a community where likeminded success oriented individuals come together and help one another succeed.” Gary will share his story of building empowered community.
Phil Robinson, a lifelong artist and musician, has spent the last few years building a strong real-world community of kindred creative spirits, now under the banner of ‘Roomful of Sky’. With clear vision and unwavering commitment, Phil has built thriving, inspired communities around his passions for mythology, music and cultural expression and will speak of being on a path of following his bliss and enabling others to do the same.
Phil is also our musical guest for the night and will treat us to several of his deeply personal story-songs which reflect an authentic and ongoing personal search.
For FULL SPEAKER AND MUSICAL GUEST BIOS please see HERE