Controversial Medical Ethics: Death With Dignity and More

September 15th, 2017

7:15am: Check-in, Coffee/tea
7:30-9:40am: Featured Program/Discussion

 

NOTE: This presentation is rescheduled from June 16, 2017. The speaker was unable to attend due to unexpected traffic delays on that date. 

David W. Kenney, MA, MA, Cand. D.Be.David will talk with us about the very controversial "Death With Dignity" movement. Continue reading

60 Years After My Near Death Experience (NDE): Metaphors and Paradigms

October 20th, 2017

7:15am: Check-in, Coffee/tea
7:30-9:40am: Featured Program/Discussion

 

Robert Caplan, MSWThis presentation will address my Near Death Experience at the age of 20, while working as a plane captain on the flight deck of the USS Forrestal. I’ll speak about the out of body awareness of Being and outline what I was shown as the essence of my human experience and the dimensions of Love (with a capital L). Continue reading

Religion and the Evolution of Consciousness

November 17th, 2017

7:15am: Check-in, Coffee/tea
7:30-9:40am: Featured Program/Discussion

 

Roland Evans, MAReligion and spirituality invite us to embrace the widest possible view of human evolution.  Using a Sufi model, we will explore the four levels of religion and the many paradoxes of the spiritual journey. Continue reading

Ever Heard of a Hebrew Priestess?

December 15th, 2017

7:15am: Check-in, Coffee/tea
7:30-9:40am: Featured Program/Discussion

 

Rae AbileahKohenet, Beautiful TroubleRabbi Sarah Bracha Gershuny, MJS, MJEdCongregation Nevei Kodesh, Jewish Renewal of Boulder Jude (Yocheved) Landsman, MFAKohenet, Artist, ActivistA panel of local Kohanot – Hebrew Priestesses ordained by the Kohenet Hebrew Priestess Institute – will present and discuss the origins and practices of this renascent spiritual tradition, holder of a paradigm of earth-based, embodied, feminist Judaism. Continue reading

Bringing Abrahamic Peace: Bridging the Qur’an and the Bible

January 19th, 2018

7:15am: Check-in, Coffee/tea
7:30-9:40am: Featured Program
/Discussion

 

Safi Kaskas President Strategic Edge Business ConsultingPresenting the main message of the book, "The Qur’an: With References to the Bible", brings an opportunity to enlight different followers of Abrahamic religions and provide a tool of reconciliation between Muslims and their followers, as most tensions that exist in the West in the post-9/11 era, is because Christians fear Muslims and their book, the Quran. Continue reading

Into the Darkness: Pornography, Sex Addiction and Betrayal Trauma

February 16th, 2018

7:15am: Check-in, Coffee/tea
7:30-9:40am: Featured Program/Discussion

 

Wendy Conquest, LPC, MA, CSAT-SCertified Sex Addiction Therapist, Supervisor, Certified Brainspotting Therapist, Certified IBP TherapistWendy Conquest artfully explores sex addiction and the partner's trauma from a spiritual context.  New perspectives, newly published book to engage you and your clients. Continue reading

Feeding Your Demons: Igniting Compassion in the Face of Fear

March 16th, 2018

7:15am: Check-in, Coffee/tea
7:30-9:40am: Featured Program/Discussion

 

Charlotte Rotterdam, MTSDirector, Center for the Advancement of Contemplative Education; Instructor, Naropa University; Magyu Lopön (Lead Teacher), Tara Mandala Retreat CenterFeeding your Demons is a teaching and practice that invites us to acknowledge and nurture, rather than avoid and resist, those parts of ourselves and our experience which are threatening or problematic. Continue reading

Art as Contemplative Practice: Expressive Pathways to the SELF

April 20th, 2018

7:15am: Check-in, Coffee/tea
7:30-9:40am: Featured Program/Discussion

 

Michael A. Franklin, PhD, ATR-BC Art as contemplative practice will feature original artwork, personal stories, and an art-focused synthesis of various contemplative traditions such as art as meditation and art as yoga. Continue reading

Reimagining Ourselves: Healing From A Traumatic Brain Injury

May 18th, 2018

7:15am: Check-in, Coffee/tea
7:30-9:40am: Featured Program/Discussion

 

Sara Swift, M.A. SEPPsychotherapist, Somatic Experiencing Practioner, BoulderThis presentation will explore how a TBI changes the landscape of our brain, nervous system, body, relationships, career and our sense of identity. Continue reading

What the World Needs Now: Connection, Attachment, and Spirituality

June 15th, 2018

7:15am: Check-in, Coffee/tea
7:30-9:40am: Featured Program/Discussion

 

Sandy Novak, MS, MA, SEP, LPCInternational Satir TrainerDawn O. Taylor, Ph.D. Licensed Psychologist, Certified EFT TherapistWe will use experiential exercises to demonstrate what connection feels like, describe the theoretical framework used in Emotionally Focused Therapy to bring couples from conflict to connection, and free associate about a world in which we look at our fellow humans as potential allies with whom we can be vulnerable. Continue reading

Forever Jung: What Makes a Conscious Life?

July 20th, 2018

7:15am: Check-in, Coffee/tea
7:30-9:40am: Featured Program/Discussion

 

Jerry M. Ruhl, Ph.D. Teacher, Author, Psychologist, private practice, BoulderWhat makes a conscious life?  Before becoming conscious, things just happen.  When we challenge habits and patterns that constrain our lives, we begin to find inner authority; life gains greater choice, purpose, and meaning.  Even those aspects of experience that we don’t want and would never choose, can be made meaningful.  This lecture explores how to claim inner authority by listening for “slender threads;" how to navigate change, loss, and suffering; and how to step into the journey of a lifetime — becoming who you truly are. Continue reading

The Art and Heart of Dementia Care

August 17th, 2018

7:15am: Check-in, Coffee/tea
7:30-9:40am: Featured Program/Discussion

 

Megan Carnarius, RN, NHA, LMTAuthor, Owner, Memory Care Consulting, LLC.This talk is about the things we learn in the intimate situations of care for a person with memory loss. The experience can open up an understanding about the wholeness of the spirit’s work even in the most disabling situations. This process is challenging in ways that build character, deepen compassion and open the heart in unexpected and profound ways. Continue reading