was the first mindfulness retreat we did with Larry Ward & Peggy Rowe
A Journey of Mindfulness - - -
Dharma Teachers Peggy Rowe and Larry Ward, we focused on the physical, mental and emotional
healing of ourselves and our world. To find true well-being and wholeness, we learned the place we begin is close in-our
inner home. This practice brings calmness and joy to each of us as we settle into the wonder and mystery
of the present moment. Designed for those who are both new and veteran mediators, we were enriched by the wisdom of these
gifted teachers. Like our prayers, once said continue forever, this expereince continues to nourish and guide us.
Larry Ward has over 30 years of service as a
Christian Minister and was ordained into The Order of Interbeing after 10 years of deep association with Thich Nhat Hanh and
as a Dharma Teacher in 2000. He has worked and lived globally in thirty-five countries in social development, organizational
consulting, coaching and teaching. He serves on the board of The Unified Buddhist Church and assisted in the founding of Deer
Park Monastery in Escondido, California. In 2008, he was the keynote speaker for the Vesak Conference of The United Nations
Peggy Rowe Ward was also ordained as Dharma
Teacher by Thay in 2000. With a doctorate in adult education and as a Licensed Professional Counselor, she has worked in teaching,
counseling, chaplaincy and Interfaith Ministries. Her creative experiential meditative forms gently guide us home to
Playshops In Art as Sacred Meditative Practice
'"Every person is a special kind of artist and every activity is a
special art. An artist creates out of the materials of the moment, never again to be dupulicated ......it is true of us all,
whatever our work. We are artists so long as we are alive to the concrete moment. ...The Big Art is our life."
M.C. Richards. Centering
What are the ways you make art? Do you paint
or cook or stitch,carve,write or sing or dance? Do you plan your day, your week? Are you excited by ideas, by colors, by dreams?
A Discovering the Art of Your Heart playshop explores how making art can be a meditation and a gift to
keeping us centered, balanced and sane in our crazy world. We explore the simple art of seeing, reflecting, and creating in
a quiet, safe, and affirming atmosphere with great food, fun and laughter along the way
Rev. Anne Clement is a Spiritual Seeker, an advocate and companion for other Spiritual Seekers. She
has consistently re-invented her life as a Pastor, Therapist and Hospice Chaplain. In her wisdom years she is bringing front
and center what has always been the source of power for her own inner life and work: the Meditative Arts. Her delight is empowering
others to discover their own true heart and voice. The Arts, whatever the medium of choice, is what we are, rather than what we do.
Singingstones Sangha:Community of Mindful Living
As a community of persons
from many spiritual traditions ,we meet Tuesday at 7:00pm for meditation, teaching and conversation in
the tradition of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. You may access more information about this tradition
at the link below.
I have been priveledged to complete a seven
week intensive on-line experience on Discovering Your Life Purpose led by
Dr. Jean Houston.This is deep interior work that I found very inspiring and engergizing. The result to this point is
the intense awareness that teaching inclusivenss and sacredness of the medicine wheel is essential for the future of
our life together as the human family. The disciplines of Mindfulness meditation provides the skills and the awarenss to live
the ways of peace and non-violence in those challenges where we find ourselves engaged in bringing about postive change.
The Sacred Circle:Exploring the Medicine Wheel As A
Way of Life
Considering myself a student, seeking
to build bridges with cultures I was really excited to work with some amazing and stimulating people These
five sessions were Wednesdays October 6 thur November 3 at. Boston Ave. United Methodist ,Church School Of Continuing
Education. This was the sixth year that this workshop was presented. using film, art, music and Native Teachers.
We had 18 participants in the class. I was just amazed at the interest..The same course was present in the Oshner Institute
of Continuing Education OLLI for Oklahoma State University for the Fall Semester A three session couse was presented during
the summer.for OLLI. Both sessions with OLLI were filled.