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Spiritual Texts

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On the first Sundays  each month beginning October 2,  we will  study texts: scripture, poetry, prayers, aphorisms, or teaching stories. Texts may take the form of scripture, poetry, prayers, aphorisms, or teaching stories.


Using Socratic dialogue, we will unravel hidden meanings and new understandings. We will share personal insights and experiences. Always, our discussions will be respectful, opening our minds and hearts to each other and perennial truths at the heart of the world's spiritual traditions.


Month by month, we will travel ancient but ever new terrain, paths long forgotten or dimly remembered. Like archeologists, we will uncover new insights, inspiration for our personal journeys.


We will meet on Zoom at 7:00 pm the second and fourth Sunday of each month (except Dec. 26).  You will also be added to a Facebook Group to discuss topics between sessions.


Tuition is $50 for the nine sessions. If this is not affordable (or you wish to offer more to support others who may wish to attend but do not have the funds), choose the "By Donation" ticket and pay any amount. 


October 2: The Tao Te Ching 
November 6: The Dhammapada
December 4: The Sermon on the Mount
January 1:  No Meeting
February 5: The Way of the Sufi, by Idries Shah
March 5: Celtic Wisdom
April 2: The Aphorisms of Patanjali
May 7: Kabir: Ecstatic Poems
June 4: The Essential Rumi
July 2: The Bhagavad Gita

REGISTRATION

Tuition amount is flexible. Suggested is $50 for the nine sessions. If this is not affordable (or you wish to offer more to support others who may wish to attend but do not have the funds), choose the "By Donation" ticket and pay any amount. Sessions are by Zoom

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Robert Bowler ("Beau"), group facilitator, founded Halcyon Arts to continue doing what he loves, presenting cultural and educational programs in world music and spirituality. He managed Stone Church Arts, a concert series focusing  on world music inspired by cellist Eugene Friesen, from 2006 - 2020. He was also the Director of Stone Church Center, a retreat and conference center in Bellows Falls, Vermont. ​He majored in Religious Studies at Reed College with a focus on the western mystical tradition. He earned an M.Div. degree from the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California (after a year at Oxford University studying Theology) and is an ordained Unitarian Universalist minister.