Saturday March 8th is the Ballard Art Walk and we are on the map for the walk. This night we feature "Inspire Me Mandalas" by Shabeena in the Fellowship Hall and Interfaith Community Sanctuary spiritual retreat communual art guided by Linda Stern in the Sanctuary.
Exhibit: "Inspire Me Mandalas" by Shabeena in the Fellowship Hall through March 31st. Exhibit: Interfaith Community Sanctuary spiritual retreat communual art guided by Linda Stern is ongoing.
More about "Inspire Me Mandalas" Art Exhibit:
The most important question to start with is what is a MANDALA? To begin with, the word "mandala" comes from the Indian language, Sanskrit, meaning "circle". This primordial shape symbolizes many qualities such as unity, wholeness, perfection and divinity and has been prevalent in most cultures around the world. The center of the mandala represents our spirit or awareness.
Deeply metaphysical, the creation of each mandala is extremely meaningful. Masters who produce mandalas follow a tradition passed on from generation to generation. So much so with each stroke, color and shape the completed mandala is not only a work of art but truly a part of the artist. In many ways the most important part of a mandala is not in the finished form, but in its creation. That isn't to say that once created, the mandala loses its value. The completed mandala truly is a living item that has a healing power. One only has to take a personal journey following the depths and colors of the mandala. Its special message is said to speak, bringing clarity, serenity, and peace to a busy mind.
You are invited to view "Inspire Me Mandalas" by Shabeena on any Sunday February through March from 10am --Noon in the Fellowship Hall of Interfaith Community Sanctuary (1763 NW 62nd Street in Ballard). Also, there will be two artist reception and talk events as part of the Ballard Art Walk on the second Saturday in February and March. Dates: 2/8 and 3/8 at 6:00pm. For more info about the Ballard Art Walk, go to: http://ballardartwalk.blogspot.com/
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Exploring Spiritual Activism: A Monthly Transformative Learning Circle!
Occupy Chaplains Seattle and Interfaith Community Sanctuary invite you to explore the intersection of activism and spirituality - how to keep from burning out, how to bring our personal realization to benefit the world, how to be the community of change we wish to see.
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We’re in the middle of an evolutionary shift in consciousness that will lead us to a new society and we are facing the biggest ecological changes in human history that threaten to eliminate civilization. 2013 was proclaimed “a year of activism and protest in the Seattle area.” How do we navigate the waters of change and assist in turning the tide toward a more just and compassionate world for all living creatures? In 2014, the Interfaith Community Sanctuary and Occupy Chaplains invite you to explore the dynamics of Spiritual Activism.
Gathering as a transformative learning community, all participants will share knowledge and experience, staying open to mystery and inspiration. We are all learning together, creating a field of discovery in which wisdom can emerge. Through a wide array of learning and unlearning modalities, we hope to enrich our understanding, transform our experience, and seed new actions in our lives.
Each month we will explore one of the Principles of Spiritual Activism as delineated by Will Keepin, Cynthia Brix, and the Satyana Institute.
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InterSpiritual Community Hospitality Visit
to Choeizan Enkyoji Nichiren Buddhist Temple
We invite you to a tea Ceremony and to share the primary practice of our lineage, chanting the Odaimoku, "Namu Myoho Renge Kyo," "Devotion to the Wonderful Dharma of the Lotus Flower Sutra." This prayer expresses the essence of the eternal truth preached by the Buddha.
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Choeizan Enkyoji Nichiren Buddhist Temple
501 South Jackson #202 in Seattle's International District 98104
Saturday March 29th
Everyone is Welcome!
We invite you to a tea ceremony and to share the primary practice of our lineage, chanting the Odaimoku, "Namu Myoho Renge Kyo," "Devotion to the Wonderful Dharma of the Lotus Flower Sutra." This prayer expresses the essence of the eternal truth preached by the Buddha.
This hospitality visit is inspired by our InterSpiritual Community Summit guided by our Indigenous, Hindu, Buddhist, Jewish, Christian and Muslim spiritual leaders. Grounded in principles of Spiritual Activism, we are guided by the wisdom of our ancestors to do the inner work that will enable us to most effectively engage in the outer work of healing the world.
NICO (Northwest Interspiritual Community Outreach), Interfaith Community Sanctuary, and Choeizan Enkyoji Nichiren Buddhist Temple, are co-sponsoring this event and a broader InterSpiritual Community Building initiative. Together we are seeking to create an inclusive newtwork of individuals and organizations who are engaged in faith, spirit, and action to co-create in community a higher consciousness for universal justice, compassion and peace.
To RSVP, contact John Hale firstname.lastname@example.org 425.865.0659.
“Creating Wellness with Renée Lopez” A Class Event Fundraiser
Saturday Evening March 29, 6pm to 8pm!
This month let’s learn how to create wellness in our lives by tweaking our diets, just a bit, to include a valuable source of hydration! Apply these principles ASAP, plus become skilled in recognizing those cues our bodies naturally provide.
Renée creates diets and meal plans for those that are required by their docs to make changes due to increased health concerns. Beforehand at least $5 donation will be exchanged for a healthy hardy meal.
All proceeds benefit ICS in their endeavor to purchase an Enagic LeveLuk SD 501 for the community.
It is helpful to RSVP for this event with Renée directly 206-518-3869.