Jewish Teachings on the Afterlife

September 21st, 2005Rabbi Zalman Schachter-ShalomiFounder, Spiritual Eldering InstituteTraditional teachings about the afterlife have been called eschatology. I have offered the equation, eschatology equals the psychology of becoming. I will outline the after death stages according to mystical Jewish tradition [similarities to bardo states will become apparent] and will show how spiritual work while still in the body can anticipate and prepare for a better afterlife. Continue reading

The Unifying Golden Thread: The Interface of Science & Spirituality

October 19th, 2005Elizabeth Bethea, MSW, Ph.D.Bethea Institute for Research on the Transformation of Humanity, Inc. (BIRTH)Elizabeth will present a brief overview of the unity principle as expressed in the major spiritual and religious traditions, and will summarize significant developments in physics and the life sciences that validate its truth. Continue reading

Divorce Busting: A Different Path to Spiritual and Personal Growth

November 16th, 2005Michele Weiner-Davis, MSW, LCSWFounder, The Divorce Busting Center, Woodstock IllinoisMichele Weiner-Davis, LCSW, therapist and author of the best-selling, Divorce Busting and The Sex-Starved Marriage, will discuss her Divorce Busting approach with couples, her passion driving this approach, what she's learned about a sexual desire gap in couples and some tools for bridging the gap. Continue reading

TruthSpeak Live! An Interface Community Open Dialogue

December 21st, 2005Rev. David W. Kenney, M.A., M.Div.Director of Pastoral Care, Boulder Community HospitalThis session is intended to give ourselves a change to speak and voice our personal interests, commentaries and passions aloud. Continue reading

Living in the Sacred: A Look at the Culture and Spirituality of the Arapahos

January 18th, 2006Margaret CoelAuthorThe Arapahos, one of the Plains Indians, live among the spirits in a sacred world. Margaret will discuss the way in which the sacred permeates all aspects of life and the way in which Arapahos strive in their daily lives to remain connected to the spiritual dimension. Continue reading

Moral Decision Making

February 15th, 2006Phil Wogaman, M.Div., Ph.D.Interim President and Visiting Professor of Christian Ethics, Iliff School of Theology Denver Continue reading

Living in Story: Narrative Communities and Identity Formation

March 15th, 2006Rev. Dr. Bailey Phelps M.Div., D.Min.Retired Presbyterian Pastor, Storyteller, tribal member of the Cherokee NationStorytelling--more specifically, oral narrative performance--is arguably the most ancient and effective method by which human beings transmit values, establish community, affirm identity, remember history, guide behavior, and entertain one another. Continue reading

Intercultural Connections: Speaking Truth to our Fears of “Other”

April 19th, 2006Soltahr Tiv-Amanda, MA, LPCIntercultural Connections and Sacred Well HealingHow can we find ways and guidance in voicing our fears and discomfort with “other” that can then lead to deeper acceptance and understanding? Continue reading

Awakening Intuition

May 17th, 2006David Chernikoff, M.Div., LCSWInsight Meditation Teacher, Faculty, Naropa UniversityIn this engaging experiential presentation, we will creatively explore the key role that intuitive awareness plays in the process of psychological and spiritual maturation. Continue reading

Suicide Prevention is Everyone’s Business!

June 21st, 2006Larry Botnick, LCSWIntervention Skills Trainer, Suicide Prevention Coalition of ColoradoDale EmmeYellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention ProgramWhile a short presentation can't teach the skills of suicide intervention I'd like the opportunity to provide as many key caregivers in our community as possible with some basic awareness information. Continue reading

Contemplative Group Process: Therapy or Spiritual Practice?

July 19th, 2006Susan Nimmanheminda, LCSW, NCPsyA, CGPPrivate Practice, BoulderI will describe a Contemplative Group Process model which has developed out of a course taught in the M.A. Contemplative Psychotherapy program at Naropa. I’ll talk about its relationship to Buddhism and mindfulness practices, its contract and objectives, related issues such as analysis vs. investigation, and individual and group resistances. Continue reading