Online Classes, Educational Events and Seminars

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Spirit eXpress
Instructor: Rev. Judith Andrade
Meetings: 52 Weekly Meetings
Dates: April 14th, 2020 through December 31st, 2021
Time: All day
Format: On Demand
Audience: All
Description: Rev. Judith Andrade was trained in this program in 2002 by the founder of Spirit eXpress - Tasuaté Radaene. She was later given the CD's and permission to present the program to her faith group and now expanding it to the world.

"Spirit eXpress" is a self-paced training program to explore and find your spiritual compass. This training takes you through a powerful understanding of Self, determining blockages, your inner and outer worlds, patterns and discovery of how you arrived at your belief systems.

The Spirit Express Program

  • 52 Weeks of individualized self-study
  • Short exam at the end for completion and certification
Goals: Graduates may elect to become

  • Ordained Ministers
  • Certified Spiritual Healers
  • Diplomats of Earth Stewardship

The end view of offering designations within our own Ministry, Discover the Path at Hestia's Hearth and the Organization of Spiritual Healers and Earth Stewards of Canada (SHESCan). More information can be found at www.discoverthepath.com and www.shes.org.

* This service is made possible through our Ministry SHESCan and International Assembly of Spiritual Healers and Earth Stewards (SHES)
Fee: $260.00 ($20 per month x 13 lunar cycles)


Continuing Education - First Mondays (2021-2022)
Instructor: Dr. P. T. Wilson
Meetings: 10 Monday Meetings
Dates: September 13th, 2021 through June 6th, 2022
Time: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm Eastern
Format: Continuing Education
Audience: All
Description: Dates and Topics for First Mondays September, 2021 - June, 2022 Location: this cycle of ten sessions will be held online

Theory Seminar: 9:00 am - 12:00 noon

Date Title
Sep. 13, 2021 Origins and Differences between Care Ministries, Pastoral Care, Pastoral Counseling, and Psychotherapy
Oct. 4, 2021 Healthy Boundaries as Pastoral Care Specialists and How to Make Referrals
Nov. 1, 2021 Stress, Traumatic Stress, and Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome
Dec. 6, 2021 Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Jan. 10, 2022 The Pandemic and its effects on Development
Feb. 7, 2022 The Pandemic and its effects on Families
Mar. 7, 2022 The Pandemic and its effects on Depression and Anxiety
Apr. 4, 2022 The Pandemic and its effects on Mental Illnesses
May 2, 2022 Major Life Transitions: Who Am I Now?
Jun. 6, 2022 21st Century Images of the Divine in Art and Music

Afternoon supervision group: 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

This year, because of the Covid-19 pandemic, both supervision and consultation will be conducted online (as of now using the Zoom platform). Registrants may obtain hours in supervision, consultation, or as group observers. Those working towards Recognition as a Pastoral Care Specialist need a minimum of fifty hours of training. In addition to Theoretical material as presented in the mornings, students will need thirty hours of group supervision and consultation that includes at least one hour of Individual Supervision with a Written Case Presentation.
Goals: Obtain your "Practitioner" level recognition through ACPE: The Standard for Spiritual Care and Education, facilitated by Dr. P. T. Wilson.
Other:
World AWAKE Members Registration fee: $200 includes all 60 hours (10) sessions, or $50 per session.
Non-World AWAKE Members: $140 per session for all others, unless otherwise arranged.

Checks should be written: to Dr. P. T. Wilson with "First Monday" in the memo section. Please include your address, phone number, cell number, and email address.

Mail: Dr. P. T. Wilson, P.O. Box 1942, Bloomington IN 47402.

Contact: Dr. P. T. Wilson may be reached at 317-745-5964 or pt.wilson@inumc.org
Fee: $200.00 total World AWAKE Members ($140 per session non-members)
Registration: pt.wilson@inumc.org
Contact: Dr. P. T. Wilson


Spiritual Mentoring Certificate Program
Instructor: Carrie Ives and Beth Cohen
Meetings: 17 Saturday Meetings
Dates: October 23rd, 2021 through June 11th, 2022
Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Eastern
Format: TOL Certificate Workshop
Audience: Clergy, mental health workers, members of the helping professions
Description: Spiritual Mentoring offers the opportunity to hold another in a space of love, compassion, and acceptance as they seek to align with their own inner Divinity. A spiritual mentor creates a space in which a mentee will be seen, heard, and guided on their spiritual journey. This profound opportunity to guide another makes the mentoring process a sacred opportunity to sit with another and experience the Divine Beloved within the mentee.

Note: Registration for the program closes October 1st, 2021 - so make a little time to check it out!

The Spiritual Mentoring Certificate Program is especially designed for those wanting to cultivate the inner presence and skills necessary for offering mentoring to those in need. This program is open to ordained clergy, seminarians in training, as well as to mental health counselors and other helping professionals who may desire to incorporate a spiritual focus into their practice. If you are interested in this program but do not find yourself in one of the above categories, please contact us to discuss your particular situation and, together, we can assess the appropriateness of this program for you.
Goals: At the end of the program, participants will be able to:
  • Define and describe spiritual mentoring
  • Name and explain three basic skills used in spiritual mentoring
  • Demonstrate the use of expressive therapies and spiritual practices for mentoring
  • Describe how mental illness, physical illness, and marginalized identity can impact the spiritual journey
  • Create a vision and plan for their own spiritual mentoring practice
Other: The class will meet two Saturdays per month from October 23, 2021 until June 11, 2022. One Saturday will be a full day and the other will be a half day. At this time, we are anticipating 10:00 am - 5:00 pm ET on the full Saturday; and 10:00 am - 1:00 pm ET on the half Saturday.

The class will be structured to be available in dual-mode, allowing participants to be either in-person or online via Zoom.

FREE INFO SESSION: Wed, Sep 29, 7:00 pm ET - RSVP for zoom link by the evening before.
Fee: $1,800.00


Completed

Living the Prayer of Jesus: An Introduction to the Lord's Prayer in Aramaic
Instructor: Rev. Dr. Stephanie Rutt
Meetings: 6 Thursday Meetings
Dates: September 20th, 2018 through October 25th, 2018
Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST
Format: Live Online
Audience: World AWAKE members and extended communities
Description: This will be a 6-week online course using my book, Living the Prayer of Jesus: A Study of the Lord's Prayer in Aramaic. Each week participants will learn a line of the prayer in Aramaic and will be invited to share thoughts and reflections from the reading. In addition, participants will be encouraged to take the prayer, line by line, into a daily spiritual practice in order to experience the full impact of this well-known prayer in Aramaic.
Goals: Participant will learn the prayer in Aramaic and will understand the expanded meanings emerging from the prayer through the experience of the Aramaic language.
Other: World Awake members click here to register.

Others wishing to register, please visit Rev. Dr. Stephanie Rutt's website at https://www.stephanierutt.com/
Fee: $60 for World AWAKE members, $120 for non-members.


Learning and exploring Psalms 23 in Hebrew
Instructor: Rev. Dr. Stephanie Rutt
Meetings: 12 Tuesday Meetings
Dates: February 5th, 2019 through April 23rd, 2019
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST
Format: Live Online
Audience: World AWAKE members and extended communities
Description: This 12-week course will explore the beloved Psalm 23 from the Hebrew Bible. Each week, participants will learn a line or two from the Psalm in Hebrew and answer questions for reflection from Harold S. Kushner's Book: The Lord is My Shepherd: Healing Wisdom of the Twenty-Third Psalm. In addition, participants will receive Rev. Rutt's book of prayers for each letter in the Hebrew script.
Goals: Participants will learn the Psalm in Hebrew, explore deeply the nuances in meaning brought about by an understanding of the Psalm in Hebrew, and apply the many concepts of this beloved Psalm to daily life.
Fee: $240.00


Spiritual Dowsing
Instructor: Rev. Linda Goodman
Meetings: 1 Monday Meeting
Date: February 18th, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 5:30 pm EST
Format: On Site
Audience: Therapists, Energy Healers
Description: In this holiday Monday workshop, we will practice with dowsing rods, pendulums, and sound frequencies to locate obstructed energy and free it up to be used to promote wellness and spiritual growth.
Goals: Gain ability to add dowsing to your healing toolbox.
Other: Pendulum and dowsing L-rods included in tuition.
Fee: $80.00


Co-Human Harmony: Three-Hour Intensive
Instructor: Rev. Gudjon Bergmann
Meetings: 1 Saturday Meeting
Date: February 23rd, 2019
Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm EST
Format: Live Online
Audience: Harmonizers, healers and bridge-builders who want to work towards social harmony
Description: This three hour intensive is based on the book Co-Human Harmony: Using Our Shared Humanity to Bridge Divides, which was published on MLK day, 2019. The author, Rev. Bergmann, who is also the founder and lead educator at Harmony Interfaith Initiative, will cover the main elements; identifying divides, connective language, human experiences, dialogue guidelines, inner harmony, and social bridge-building. Learn more about the book and program at www.harmonyii.org.
Goals: The main goals are: add tools to the bridge-builders toolbox, identify divides, and create an action plan. The intensive also offers a Q&A with the author.
Other: It is not necessary to read the book, Co-Human Harmony, before the intensive begins, but it helps. You can purchase it from Amazon, either as a paperback or ebook.

Please register via email. You will get an invoice from PayPal after you register. Payment confirms your registration.
Fee: $20.00


Building a Multimedia Ministry
Instructor: Rev. Teal Gray N.D.
Meetings: 1 Wednesday Meeting
Date: February 27th, 2019
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm CST
Format: Live Online
Audience: Clergy/Missionaries/All
Description: Ministers wanting to reach a global audience without the use of a brick and mortar building are often at a loss for how to begin this vast outreach. Drawing inspiration from problem solving techniques, and innovative message delivery, we will walk through examples that illustrate how to come up with creative solutions to get your message delivered globally and begin growing your online ministry.
Multimedia ministry involves more than just visualization or applying the latest techniques. Intuition can aid you in developing your skills in public speaking, writing, gaging how to connect with your target audience, and can mean the difference between a successful outreach, and a sometimes-costly failure. We'll dive into some best practices I've extracted from solving real world problems like blending trending topics with my sermons/messages, finding related historical facts or spiritual practices to integrate into my message, and then using social networks to promote my message and build my audience.
We will walk through examples that illustrate how to come up with creative solutions and solve problems to get your message to the world.
Goals:
  1. Creating Your Multimedia Ministry Model
  2. Blending trending topics with my sermons/messages
  3. Finding Guests and Interviews
  4. Joining/Aligning with established Ministries, groups and charities that fit your message
  5. Turning Errors into Improvements/ Pulling It All Together.
Other: Rev. Teal L. Gray N.D. is a minister, writer, artist, and sacred site traveler
American Institute of Holistic Theology Doctor of Naturology, N.D. 1996
American Institute of Holistic Theology Ordained Interfaith Minister 2011
Certificate of Ordination OUnI The Order of Universal Interfaith 2011
American Association of Drugless Practitioners Certified Holistic Health Practitioner 2017
The Essential Oil Institute Certified Practitioner/Coach 2017
Pursuing a Degree in Counseling and Healing, Eco-Art Therapy Certification
Board Member- World Awake 2018
Presenter of Two Workshops at World Awake Interfaith Conference 2017
Requested Speaker/Presenter for numerous Conferences and Events
Director of Membership/Board Member- A World Alliance of Interfaith Clergy

Fee: $30.00


Empath School
Instructor: Amiee Boswinkle
Meetings: 4 Wednesday Meetings
Dates: March 6th, 2019 through March 27th, 2019
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm CST
Format: Live Online
Audience: People who are highly sensitive to energy and are looking for tools to protect their auric field
Description: Here's the breakdown of the course:

Week 1: Defining Energy with Clarity
Week 2: Tapping Into Your True Guidance Center
Week 3: Creating Containers
Week 4: Navigate Your World from Superflow
Goals: To educate people on how to protect their auric fields.
To provide people with easy, actionable tools to protect their personal energetic field.
Fee: $111.00
Contact: Amiee Boswinkle


3 Week Certificate Course on Shades of Angels
Instructor: Rev. Teal Gray N.D.
Meetings: 3 Monday Meetings
Dates: March 18th, 2019 through April 1st, 2019
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm CST
Format: Live Online
Audience: All
Description: This 3 Week, 6 hour, Certificate upon completion Course on Shades of Angels, will take you into the unseen realms of light and darkness.
My hope is to bring understanding to an area where many only see the lighter side. When in fact, there are two sides to everything. In understanding this balance, you are less likely to fall for a trap, or overlook a helpful intervention.
Just a few of the topics covered: Angelic Realms, Shades of Light, Depths of Darkness, Signs, Miracles, Near Death Encounters, Protections and Meditations, Working with Angels in your spiritual practice or personal life.
Goals: Who would benefit from this Blessinar Course?

This 6 Hour Blessinar Certificate Course in the Shades of Angels is ideal for those wishing to gain a deeper understanding to the many different types, and personalities of Angels of light and darkness. Good Angels are always with us wanting to help, but you are a free will being so you must ask, and allow them to assist you and they will guide you through everyday needs and desires, and even life-changing events.
Upon completion of the course, you can bring new insight to your personal life or into your practices in spiritual work, massage therapy, Reiki, Light Workers and healers of all types.
Shades of Angels looks at Angels throughout history and explores how they touch every area of our lives. Reverend Teal Gray N.D. has studied a variety of religious, and ancient text, with varying belief systems which creates added depth to this exploration of the widespread experience of the angelic realms.

Other: Why this Blessinar Instructor?

Reverend Teal Gray N.D. is a minister, writer, artist, and sacred site traveler. Known for her work with Angels, Teal travels locally and abroad conducting and taking part in Events, Conferences and offering personal life coaching sessions based in part on her bestselling book and lecture series Shades of Angels, and her upcoming book The Wingless Realm.

She began her ministry creating Youth Drama Groups using original materials and performance coaching, after graduating from the American Institute of Holistic Theology with a Doctor of Naturology, N.D. in 1996. Her ministerial training and Theological Studies lead to Ordainment as a Non-Denominational Interfaith Minister in 2011, from the American Institute of Holistic Theology, and a Certificate of Ordination OUnI The Order of Universal Interfaith 2011. Teal then became part of the Staff and Associate Minister of the American Interfaith Holistic Temple. Her outreach is enhanced by her degrees of education and as a Member of the following:
American Association of Drugless Practitioners Certified Holistic Health Practitioner
The Essential Oil Institute Certified Practitioner/Coach
Board Member - World Awake
Presenter of Two Workshops at World Awake Interfaith Conference 2017
Requested Speaker/Presenter for numerous Conferences and Events
Director of Membership/Board Member-
A World Alliance of Interfaith Clergy
Member of the National Campus Ministry Association.

Since creating her global Multimedia Ministry. Teal has touched the lives of many to deeply engage and empower all generations and stages of life and is known for her unconditional love, believing in the equality of all living things. Currently pursuing a Degree in Counseling and Healing with an Eco-Art Therapy Certification,

Teal is especially honored to be a Board Member of World Awake knowing they share her personal passion as a bridge to unite and uplift people around the world of all cultures and beliefs.
Fee: $75.00 (includes classes, eBook and Certificate)


Truly Interfaith - Living the Interfaith Way
Instructor: Rev. Ouida Joi Cooper-Rodriguez
Meetings: 1 Saturday Meeting
Date: March 23rd, 2019
Time: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm PST
Format: Live Online
Audience: All
Description: In this webinar, we will explore the four stages of Interfaith Development and ways in which to deepen our understanding of what it means to be truly Interfaith.
Goals: 1) Explore the four stages of Interfaith development
2) Explore ways in which to deepen our understanding of what it means to be truly Interfaith
3) Share with others walking the Interfaith Path
Other: Rev. Ouida Joi has been an Ordained Interfaith Minister for over 18 years and is also a Shamanic Practitioner and HeartSpirit Mindfulness Practitioner. She has studied world religions, New Thought, metaphysics, mysticism, and meditation for over 30 years. She was the Founding Minister of the Alameda Spiritual Living Center and One Light Interfaith Seminary, both in Alameda, CA, and served as the Senior Minister of The Home of Truth Spiritual Center (THOTSC), also in Alameda, CA. She facilitates a monthly Sunday Sacred Circle with meditation, chanting, music, readings from sacred world traditions, sharing, and other contemplative practices. She is honored to walk the Interfaith path and to be of service to others.
Fee: Free


Clinical Pastoral Education/Training
Instructor: Rev Lori H. Whittemore
Meetings: 12 Monday Meetings
Dates: April 1st, 2019 through June 24th, 2019
Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST
Format: Live Online
Audience: Chaplain trainees
Description: CPT is training for those who want to develop and deepen their ministerial skills, train in professional pastoral caregiving skills and broaden their skill sets. Ministers looking for professional development and an expanded community of clergy, parishioners who wish to develop skills for a visitation ministry or counselors who want to add spiritual care to their set of competencies are examples of those who would benefit from a unit or units of CPT.
Goals: One unit of CPT will introduce a trainee to the clinical model of training, improve self reflection skills and build professional ministry skills.
Other: Please note that sessions begin in April, September and January.
Fee: $750.00


Liberated Living - Integrating Rapid Change
Instructor: Rev. Dr. Martha Creek
Meetings: 2 Thursday Meetings
Dates: April 4th, 2019 through April 11th, 2019
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST
Format: Live Online
Audience: All
Description: This transformational workshop is designed precisely for a time of rapid changes and supports participants to:
  • Develop courageous patterns of relating
  • Learn to focus on strengths & cultivate options for future
  • Boost confidence in responding to life’s challenges
  • Learn to lead with calm connectedness
  • Guide self toward healthy functioning and presence
  • Gain skill/mastery in staying present during difficult times
Tenets of leaders in healthy organizations include:
  • Persons follow an inner compass. They are guided by their own clear, coherent beliefs, principles and life goals.
  • Persons take responsibility for self. They are aware of their own feelings, and neither blame others nor require others to share those feelings. They ask themselves regularly “What can I learn from this situation?”
  • Persons respond to anxiety. They anticipate and recognize heightened anxiety (due to change, loss, & crisis) and accept periods of tension to address issues and complete tasks.
  • Persons are challenged. They allow persons to work through times of stress or pain. They tolerate the discomfort that can go along with the stresses of having a significant mission and individual growth.
  • Persons respect boundaries. They recognize and respect where one person ends and another begins. Agreed upon roles, structures and procedures are respected. Individual thoughts and feelings are respected. There is little pressure to “go along” with the group.
  • Persons stay in contact. They resist tendencies to distance or cut off from those with whom there is disagreement. They work together for a sufficient amount of time to maintain relationships.
Goals: Empowerment, serving those who serve, reaching humanity with tools for a “new” way of being.
Other: NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED

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Transforming Hearts in a Changing Climate
Instructor: Rev. Stephanie Mc Dyre Johnson
Meetings: 1 Sunday Meeting
Date: May 5th, 2019
Time: 04:00 pm - 05:30 pm EST
Format: On Site
Audience: All
Description: Rev. Johnson has worked as an environmental planner and educator. She has coordinated and implemented interfaith projects related to the intersection of faith and climate issues. She is the pastor at St Paul's episcopal church, Riverside Ct. and a former City planner with the city of NY.
Goals: Climate Ribbon Tree The Climate Ribbon is a storytelling project that moves us from climate grief to climate action that is simple to do in our own community. Create a gateway into the climate justice movement. What do you love and hope to never lose to Climate Chaos?
Fee: $0.00


Three Week Certificate Course 2 on Shades of Angels
Instructor: Rev. Teal Gray N.D.
Meetings: 3 Monday Meetings
Dates: May 6th, 2019 through May 20th, 2019
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Central
Format: Live Online
Audience: All
Description: This 3 Week, 6-hour, Certificate upon completion Course 2 on Shades of Angels, will take you deeper in this second course work into the unseen Angelic realms.
Just a few of the topics covered: Enhance intuition and Spiritual growth by working with your Angels, Guided Angelic Meditations, Recognizing Signs, Psychic Protections, Guided Healing Sessions, Angelic Cleansing Techniques. PDF Worksheets for each class. E-Certificate of Completion.
Goals: Goals: Who would benefit from this Blessinar Course?
This 6 Hour Blessinar Certificate Course in the Shades of Angels is ideal for those wishing to gain a deeper understanding to the many different types, and personalities of Angels of light. Good Angels are always with us wanting to help, but you are a free will being so you must ask and allow them to assist you and they will guide you through every day needs and desires, and even life-changing events.
Upon completion of the course, you can bring new insight to your personal life or into your practices in spiritual work, massage therapy, Reiki, Light Workers and healers of all types.
Shades of Angels looks at Angels throughout history and explores how they touch every area of our lives. Reverend Teal Gray N.D. has studied a variety of religious, and ancient text, with varying belief systems which creates added depth to this exploration of the widespread experience of the angelic realms.
Other: You can take Course 2, and take Course 1 another time or as a paid Download. Questions? Contact Rev. Teal Gray N.D.
Fee: $75.00


Full Moon Meditation
Instructor: Rev. Linda M. Rhinehart Neas
Meetings: 1 Friday Meeting
Date: May 17th, 2019
Time: 7:00 PM - 7:30 PM EST
Format: Live Online
Audience: Everyone
Description: A half-hour meditation on the full moon.
Goals: Take time to meditate on the energies of a full moon. To learn the significance and symbolism of this full moon.
Fee: $0.00


Sacred Symbols
Instructor: Rev. Linda M. Rhinehart Neas
Meetings: 1 Thursday Meeting
Date: June 6th, 2019
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM EST
Format: Live Online
Audience: Open
Description: A discussion of Sacred Symbols, their history and how they are used today.
Goals: ~Awareness of symbols (sacred and otherwise) around us
~Understanding of diverse meanings
~Build sensitivity to cultural difference
Other: Attendees can register and pay through Paypal. Once paid, a Zoom link and any handouts will be sent to you.
Fee: $25.00


The Original Afterlife Conference
Instructor: Rev. Terri Daniel, MA, CT
Meetings: 4 Daily Meetings
Dates: June 6th, 2019 through June 9th, 2019
Time: All day
Format: On Site
Audience: Mystics, Medics, Scholars and Spiritualists
Description: Since 2010, The Afterlife Conference has served as an educational, social and spiritual gathering place for those seeking evidence of life after death. While other conferences have followed our lead over the years, we maintain the distinction of being the original Afterlife Conference.

Each year we unite the disciplines in exploring the survival of consciousness after death, working with hospice professionals, physicians, mediums, clergy, counselors and alternative healers to offer a deeper understanding of death and beyond.
Goals:
  • Guided shamanic journeying
  • Workshops on Men and Grief and Complicated Grief
  • Multi-cultural perspectives on death, dying and the afterlife
  • Sacred ceremonies and rituals for healing
  • Grief sharing sessions throughout the weekend
  • Receptions for networking with presenters and attendees
  • Lunch and dinner banquets on Friday and Saturday
  • Updated academic research on near-death experience, deathbed visions, bereavement and beyond
Other: Enter the promo code AWAKE to receive $75 off your general admission ticket.
Group discounts available.
Daily passes available for separately-priced workshops only.
Please see Registration page for details.
Fee: $465.00 ($390.00 with AWAKE code)


Living Your Divine Purpose
Instructor: Maryann Locaparra
Meetings: 1 Tuesday Meeting
Date: July 23rd, 2019
Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Central
Format: On Site
Audience: Spiritual Community and New Thought practitioners
Description: Participants will explore their divine purpose and its impact on the world.
Goals: Explore and understand your divine purpose.
Other: Visit Nashville in July and say hello to Maryann! There will be many other New Thought Leaders speaking at this event including Edwene Gaines (Author of The Four Spiritual Laws of Prosperity), filmmaker Jon Miller, Rev. Gaylon McDowell, Rev. Dr. Jay Scott Neale (Author, The Power of Positive Purpose) and a host of other influential New Thought Leaders!
Fee: Included with INTA 104th World Congress Conference


Circle Leadership Training
Instructor: Christine Moses
Meetings: 3 Wednesday Meetings
Dates: July 31st, 2019 through August 14th, 2019
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm CST
Format: Live Online
Audience: Everyone
Description: “Women’s circles form one at a time. Each circle expands the experience of being in one to more women. Each woman in every circle who is changed by it takes this experience into her world of relationships. Until, on one fine day, a new circle will form, and it will be the millionth circle – the one that tips the scales – and brings us into the post-patriarchal human era.”
~ Jean Shinoda Bolen

We have become a world of people who believe all of us are separate and disconnected from one another, including the natural world. Sacred circles can make a difference in the world, moving us from separation to connection. If we participate and practice the guidelines of a circle or sacred group the ripple effect is put into play. We create a momentum - connect to one another in a deeper way, lead a more meaningful life and then make a difference – first to our families, then to friends. The world changes as a result. Humanity benefits from the release of fear and separation, and moves toward hope, oneness and love.
It is time for circles to expand and tip those scales. My diverse and extensive training in circle participation and leadership for eighteen years has led me to offer this training for others so that circles can continue to unfold, like each ripple on a pond that waves and ebbs out to the edge. We can build and expand the circles to invite the flow of transformation in an unending energetic pond of wise women AND men, as we practice new paradigm leadership skills of compassion, respect, acceptance and love.

Who can take this training? It is not necessary to have any experience or a particular background. The information and techniques can be used by coaches, ministers, therapists, healers, group leaders, community activists, board members, people who volunteer, those who want to increase their communication skills, women who find that people share easily with them… any person who has an open heart.
Goals: This training will provide:
  • Forming the Circle – who, what, when, where, why
  • Opening and Closing Ideas
  • Rituals and Ceremony
  • Intention, Purpose and Outcomes
  • Guidelines and Challenges
  • Experiential Offerings and Exercises
  • Marketing Tools
  • Time for questions and answers at the end of each session
Other: Cost includes the course and training manual in PDF form.
Calls will be recorded if you miss one.
Bio: Christine Moses is a Holistic Counselor, Shamanic Practitioner, and Ceremonialist, specializing in facilitating women’s circles and retreats, as well as now training over forty women in circle leadership. Christine holds a Master of Science in Holistic Ministries, is also a Reiki Master, Ordained Interfaith Minister and author. Her book The Wisdom of Circles: Gathering Women for Conscious Community is a combination of her personal journey and healing story, a training guide, and an empowering inspiration. She is also an author in the compilation book 52 Weeks of Gratitude Journal. Both can be purchased on Amazon.
Registration: Send email to Christine Moses
Fee: $99.00
Contact: Christine Moses


44th Annual SSF-IIIHS International Conference
Instructor: SSF-IIIHS Conference
Meetings: 29 Meetings
Dates: August 16th, 2019 through August 25th, 2019
Time: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm EST
Format: On Site
Audience: All
Description: For the past 43 years, the SSF-IIIHS has been hosting an annual international conference on science and spirituality. This Conference is the biggest in the world and it includes a diversity of pioneers and leaders in these fields from all over the world. This coming August we are hosting our 44th Annual SSF-IIIHS International Conference: The next step forward, on earth as it is in Heaven, at the DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton Montreal, from August 16 to 25, 2019.
Goals: Where do creativity, spontaneous intuition, unconscious guidance, or sudden leaps of imagination come from? All of creation is interconnected and guided by an invisible universal field of information and energies — also known as God, Divine design, Heaven, or the like. Our evolving scientific quantum nature is just a single example of the creativity manifested in all walks of life. When humanity integrates the spiritual with the scientific, Harmony and Peace are within reach. It's time to step up and feel Divine love, the fabric of all existence, and to live for the good of all.
Other: Should you need a hotel room, the Double Tree Hotel by Hilton Montreal (our Conference hotel) is offering our Conference group a special low rate. Please use this link to access to this promotion: http://group.doubletree.com/IIIHS

The SSF-IIIHS also host through out the year other activities at our downtown Montreal Town Centre, such as yoga, evening classes, workshops and spirit message circles. You can find all our SSF program in our website: http://www.iiihs.org/SSFwelcome.html
Fee: $495.00


Clinical Pastoral Training
Instructor: Rev. Lori Whittemore
Meetings: 13 Monday Meetings
Dates: September 16th, 2019 through December 16th, 2019
Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00pm EST
Format: Live Online
Audience: Ministry and Chaplain students and professionals
Description: Along with attention to the development and refinement of pastoral skills through an action-reflection educational model, trainees will be immersed in exploring issues related to their particular ministry setting and focus. Along with standard CPE learning tools of case-study analysis, group and individual supervision, as well as required readings. Clinical Pastoral Education Training (CPE/T) is an experience in process education that has been honed over several decades and remains responsive to cultural developments that facilitate pastoral growth. The heart of CPE/T is ministry with the sick, injured, and dying, and learning from that ministry. CPE/T trainees learn through reflection, discussion, and evaluation, and are able to apply their learning in future ministry experiences. This type of adult learning is accomplished with other CPE/T trainees and a CPE/T supervisor in a dynamic, small group setting.

The focus of learning in CPE /T is gaining new skills and tools for ministry while identifying particular gifts and goals for ministry. Along with attention to the development and refinement of pastoral skills through an action-reflection educational model, trainees will be immersed in exploring issues related to their particular ministry setting and focus. Along with standard CPE /T learning tools of case-study analysis, group and individual supervision, as well as required readings. CPE / T trainees work in collaboration with their peer group, their CPE supervisor and other staff to achieve their training goals.
Goals: Each trainee establishes their own learning goals for each unit they participate in relative to their unique ministry and ministry setting.
Other: Program Application can be found in the program guidelines located at https://www.abbeyofhope.com/cpt. Application Fee is $50. Tuition is $800 per unit, payable by check.
Fee: $800.00


Miracles in the Mountains
Instructor: Jon Mundy, PhD, among several others.
Meetings: 20 Meetings
Dates: October 11th, 2019 through October 14th, 2019
Time: 5:00 pm - 2:00 pm Eastern
Format: On Site
Audience: All
Description: Miracles, Scribes and Mystics sharing with you. The transformational power of limitless love and true forgiveness.
Goals: Based on A Course in Miracles, A Course of Love, May of Mastery and Big Love.
Fee: $300.00


Your Divine Plan - Discovering God's Plan for Your Life
Instructor: Rev. Stacy Goforth
Meetings: 2 Tuesday Meetings
Dates: October 29th, 2019 through November 5th, 2019
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST
Format: Live Online
Audience: World AWAKE members and extended community who are seeking direction for their lives.
Description: For anyone on a spiritual path, the most often asked questions are usually "What am I supposed to do with my life?" or "What is my purpose for this life?" If you've ever pondered these questions, a thorough review of who you are; your experiences, passions, influencers, personality and spiritual gifts, can help you step back and look at your life from a more objective perspective, and may give you the insights you are seeking.
Your Divine Plan is a program that I created while serving as a lay leader in the United Methodist Church several years ago to address this issue. Using the Christian scriptures, I researched and defined thirty-three spiritual gifts, developed an assessment tool, as well as worksheets to help participants review who they are and to help them discover where God may be leading them. The accompanying workbook leads you through each exercise, explains spiritual gifts, and helps identify patterns in your life that you may not have noticed. We also cover some of the barriers and obstacles that prevent us from stepping into our plan, and provide encouragement to overcome them.
In the first session, we will review the workbook, discuss spiritual gifts and the exercises, and create a plan for completing the workbook. In the second session, we will review your experiences as you completed the workbook, answer questions, review the things that hold us back and discuss methods for overcoming them. We will also meditate and dedicate ourselves to service.
Goals:
  • Gain a better understanding of who you are
  • Understand how God chooses and equips you for your purpose
  • Enhance self-esteem
  • Discover more focus and motivation
  • Experience the love, peace and joy that knowing your plan brings
  • Learn how you can help and understand others more effectively
  • Identify your spiritual gifts through a discovery inventory
  • Develop a closer relationship with God
  • Affirm and celebrate your Divine Plan
Fee: $100.00


Sacred Psychology, The Foundations of Spiritual Counseling
Instructor: Dr. Brenda Shoshanna, PhD
Meetings: 3 Tuesday Meetings
Dates: November 5th, 2019 through November 19th, 2019
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm Eastern
Format: Live Online
Audience: All
Description: Sacred Psychology, The Foundations of Spiritual Counseling, is an introduction to the principles and practices of Spiritual Counseling. Combining psychological and spiritual understanding, we look at the role of a Spiritual Counsellor, how it differs from that of a therapist. As we explore the essence of a healing relationship, we also look deeply at the true causes of suffering.
Goals: What is it that needs to be healed? How does healing happen?
Other: Information, tools and skills are provided, along with exercises so that the student can integrate the material into their everyday lives. Some topics include: Who is the Healer? What Needs To Be Healed? Natural Healing Activities, including The Power of Meditation, Forgiveness and Prayer, Relationships As Spiritual Practice and True Conversation. The Course focuses upon what is required to help another open to the wisdom, love and strength within.

Dr. Brenda Shoshanna, is a psychologist, author, speaker and long-term practitioner of both Zen and Judaism. Her work focuses upon integrating the practices and principles of East and West and actualizing them in our everyday lives. She presently offers two weekly podcasts, Zen Wisdom for Your Everyday Life and Your Best Self, along with weekly audio books. She is an award winning author and has offered over five hundred talks and workshops on all aspects of personal and spiritual development and living an authentic, meaningful life. Her most recent book is Zen Play (Instructions on Becoming Fully Alive).

A certificate will be issued to each student after completion of the Course.
Fee: $325.00


Spiritual People Have Anxiety, Too!
Instructor: Rev. Connie L. Habash
Meetings: 1 Friday Meeting
Date: November 15th, 2019
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Pacific
Format: Live Online
Audience: All
Description: Anxiety is on the rise in our culture. Our spiritual life should help calm us, not increase our stress, fear, and overwhelm! From her book, Awakening from Anxiety: A Spiritual Guide to Living a More Calm, Confident, and Courageous Life, Rev. Connie will share common errors spiritual people make in their mindset and the way they approach their spiritual practices. These mis-takes can actually increase our anxiety. A few pointers from Yoga philosophy and universal spiritual principles help us shift out of overwhelm and upset, and back to calm within.

We’ll spend time in discussion about these mis-takes that Rev. Connie brings to our awareness, and explore practical applications of yoga philosophy, ancient wisdom, and simple exercises to gently reawaken our inner peace when we’re stressed out.
We'll spend time in discussion about these mis-takes that Rev. Connie brings to our awareness, and explore practical applications of yoga philosophy, ancient wisdom, and simple exercises to gently bring ourselves back to our inner peace when we're stressed out.
Goals: In this 2-hour workshop, you will:
  • Become aware of the misunderstanding of spiritual principles, misapplication of practices, and mindsets that can increase stress and anxiety
  • Understand how to shift out of these mis-takes into more ease, calm, and confidence
  • Gain knowledge and skills for yourself and your clients and students who struggle with stress and anxiety, even in their spiritual practices
When stress and anxiety follow you onto the yoga mat or meditation cushion – or wait for you when you step off it – you’ll have the tools to regain your inner peace. Join us!
Fee: $30.00


Intention Circle for 2020
Instructor: Rev. Rhonda Schienle
Meetings: 1 Tuesday Meeting
Date: December 10th, 2019
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Central
Format: Live Online
Audience: EVERYONE
Description: Donation to World AWAKE of any denomination, i.e. $5.00 to $20.00.
Let's ring in the 2020 New Year with intention setting. This will be a powerful, experiential and interactive circle.
We will guide you through setting intentions. Zoom link, Handouts/Syllabus will be sent by email once you sign up.
Goals: Learning about intentions
Helpful tips to obtain your intentions and goals
Self Discovery in the Circle (during specific guided exercises)
Other: You do not need a Zoom account to participate. Attendees will be entered into a drawing for a custom made "Intention Box" valued at $80.00.
Fee: $0.00


Dancin' and Chantin' the Holy
Instructor: Rev. Dr. Stephanie Rutt
Meetings: 12 Sundays Meetings
Dates: January 19th, 2020 through April 5th, 2020
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 pm EST
Format: On Site
Audience: All are welcome
Description: In this class, we will step light to journey deep as we embody the ancient mantra practices from across faith traditions. Using simple circle movements, we'll join together to unite body and mind and create the conditions to experience the simple joy of the soul. Rumi perhaps said it best: Dance, and make joyous the Love around you. Dance, and your veils which hide the Light will swirl in a heap at your feet.
Fee: $120.00


A Study of the Lord's Prayer in Aramaic
Instructor: Rev. Dr. Stephanie Rutt
Meetings: 12 Sunday Meetings
Dates: January 19th, 2020 through April 5th, 2020
Time: 2:30 PM - 4:30 pm EST
Format: On Site
Audience: All are welcome
Description: Come and walk in the footsteps of Jesus and experience the full embodiment of the Christ. Using my book, Living the Prayer of Jesus: A Study of the Lord's Prayer in Aramaic, you will learn and chant a line of the prayer each week in Aramaic, embody the line in simple circle movements, and reflect upon the expanded meanings through the lens of the Aramaic language. You'll be encouraged to take the prayer, line by line, into a daily practice in order to experience the full impact and transformational essence of the Aramaic language itself. By the end of the course, you'll be able to recite the prayer in Aramaic and, as a culminating activity of the study, be invited to write your own version of the prayer reflective of the deeper meanings and as a result of having chanted the prayer in Aramaic in daily practice. Disclaimer! This study will not leave you where you began! As a lovely nun said to me after just a day-long workshop on the prayer in Aramaic, "I've been saying this prayer everyday for over 35 years. I will never say it in the same way again." Ummmmmmm…
Goals: By the end of the course, you'll be able to recite the prayer in Aramaic and, as a culminating activity of the study, be invited to write your own version of the prayer reflective of the deeper meanings and as a result of having chanted the prayer in Aramaic in daily practice.
Other: Text: Living the Prayer of Jesus: A Study of the Lord's Prayer in Aramaic (I call this my little book with the big message).
You can order it directly from the Publisher or it's also on Amazon.
Fee: $240.00


Lovers in the Wilderness: Discover Your Path to Mystical Unity
Instructor: Rev. Dr. Stephanie Rutt
Meetings: 12 Thursday Meetings
Dates: January 30th, 2020 through May 16th, 2020
Time: All day
Format: On Site
Audience: All are welcomed
Description: At the heart of our yearning, our Beloved waits to join us in mystical unity. In this class, we'll explore the "how to," concrete processes, for creating the conditions to invite what grace may reveal—those sweet, unforeseen, moments of mystical unity with our Beloved—those moments that leave us, still, silent, not where we began. The culmination will be the revised and updated edition of the current Doorway to the Sacred: Transform Your Life with Mantra Prayer, under new title, Lovers in the Wilderness: Discover Your Path to Mystical Unity with Mantra Prayer, due to my publisher in June. Each week, we'll reference sections from Doorway to the Sacred and explore the new excerpts and sections I'm including. Along the way, you'll be invited to share your own stories and be invited to include them in the final draft should you be so inclined. This is a key element of our study: to engage and describe, through the sharing of our unique stories, how our ordinary life experiences have revealed to us—the Holy.
*For those of you who've read The Call of the Mourning Dove: How Sacred Sound Awakens Mystical Unity, this new book could be seen as the "how to" companion as we bring the Sonic Trilogy of Life into our daily walk with the divine.
Goals: This is a key element of our study: to engage and describe, through the sharing of our unique stories, how our ordinary life experiences have revealed to us—the Holy.
Other: Please let me know your intention to participate by January 23rd. As usual, I like to limit to 8 participants. Thank you!
Fee: $240.00


Energy Healing Sessions
Instructor: Rev. Susanna Stefanachi Macomb
Meetings: One on one session
Date: By Appointment from February 1st, 2020 through March 31st, 2020
Time: One Hour
Format: On Demand
Audience: World Wide
Description: One on One Energy Attunement Sessions for Healing, Transformation and Manifestation

In a gentle and compassionate atmosphere, we attune to your energy body. Attuned to your energy, I guide you every step of the way. We begin with a prayer invocation that the session be for your deepest and greatest good. We ask that we become pure vessels of the Divine. Your intentions are then made to the Universe. Your Soul, the part of you that is One with Source, leads the way. Energy blocks and congestions will reveal themselves. These blocks may be the result of trauma, fear, unproductive emotional or mental blocks. Your Soul brings them up to be acknowledged and cleared. Physical ailments need to be addressed by medical professionals. However, there is a spiritual component of disease that can be released energetically. Once your energy is flowing unobstructed, you become a shaft of light --- your true self. From this place, vibrancy, creativity and love flow freely. From this place we align to new more productive energy patterns --- more nurturing relationships, more fulfilling work, a more peaceful existence, greater health. As you raise your spiritual vibration you come more fully into the path of your being. A commitment to living life from who you really are creates the life that is authentically you, the life you are meant to live. Mystical experiences and ascension to higher dimensions of consciousness may occur.

Rev. Susanna Stefanachi Macomb has been teaching meditation and guiding energy sessions for 35 years. She serves as a bridge in times of change, loss, grief and illness. She has been instrumental in helping others experience mystical levels of consciousness. It is this inner work that led her to leave our corporate life thus transforming her life. She also credits this attunement in guiding her to create her own medical protocol to complete healing of Crohn's Disease and Cancer --- and transforming sickness into blessing.

Needed: All you need is a cell phone and earphones! I ask that you lay down in a comfortable quiet place in your home with your eyes closed, and I will do the same. We will speak first so that your intentions are best served. My cell number is 917-856-0422. My email is revsusannamacomb@gmail.com Feel free to call or email me if you have any questions.

For more information about me and my work, please visit: (DaoCloud.com is a Wellness Site.)
https://www.susannamacomb.com
https://www.daocloud.com/pro/rev-susanna-macomb
Payment may also be made by check, allowing two weeks to clear, to Rev. Susanna Stefanachi Macomb. (Address will be provided on request.)
Goals: Will donate back 30 dollars for each energy session to World Awake.

If a World AWAKE member wants more than one session during the two month time period, I will donate accordingly, of course.
Fee: $100.00


On the Shaman's Drum
Instructor: Rev. Dr. Stephanie Rutt
Meetings: 8 1st and 3rd Monday Meetings
Dates: February 3rd, 2020 through May 18th, 2020
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST
Format: On Site
Audience: All are welcomed
Description: In this class, we will journey on the Shaman's Drum to make contact with archetypes within representing our blessed Spirit Animal Helpers and Spirit Guides. Similar to dream work, Shamanic journeying has been called "conscious" dreaming. In the Shamanic practice of engaging the ecstatic body postures, we will embody ancient hieroglyphics to discover how they may inform our lives today. Shamanic practice awakens us to our unity with all of life – both the life we know through our senses as well as the life just beyond the veil. It is a profound practice, beautiful beyond measure.
We will engage the Shamanic practice as handed down through the lineage of Michael Harner and Sandra Ingerman. For the ecstatic postures, we will draw on the work of anthropologist Felicitas Goodman that was later documented for practice by long-time student Belinda Gore.

Required reading – especially if you are new to Shamanic journeying:
Shamanic Journeying: A Beginner's Guide by Sandra Ingerman
Ecstatic Body Posture: An Alternative Reality Workbook by Belinda Gore
Other: Meets 1st and 3rd Monday evenings: 6:00 – 8:00 PM, February through May (8 Weeks)
Feb. 3, 17; March 2, 16; April 6, 20; May 4, 18

Please let me know your intention to participate by January 27th. As usual, I like to limit to 8 participants. Thank you!
Fee: $160.00


Lovers in the Wilderness: Discover Your Path to Mystical Unity
Instructor: Rev. Dr. Stephanie Rutt
Meetings: 12 Wednesdays Meetings
Dates: February 5th, 2020 through April 22nd, 2020
Time: 12:00 PM - 2:00 pm EST
Format: Live Online
Audience: All are welcomed
Description: At the heart of our yearning, our Beloved waits to join us in mystical unity. In this class, we'll explore the "how to," concrete processes, for creating the conditions to invite what grace may reveal—those sweet, unforeseen, moments of mystical unity with our Beloved—those moments that leave us, still, silent, not where we began.
Goals: To experience the Holy using sacred practices from across faith traditions; to learn how to create and maintain a spiritual practice in resonance with individual spiritual beliefs and lifestyle; and, to learn the key elements critical for co-creating with the Creator.
Other: Text: Doorway to the Sacred: Transform Your Life with Mantra Prayer by Rev. Dr. Stephanie Rutt (available on Amazon)
plus excerpts from the new edition under new title: Lovers in the Wilderness: Discover Your Path to Mystical Unity with Mantra Prayer
Fee: $240.00


Thriving In Challenging Times
Instructor: Rev. Connie Habash LMFT
Meetings: 1 Saturday Meeting
Date: March 28th, 2020
Time: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Pacific Time
Format: Live Online
Audience: All are welcomed
Description: Learn about and discuss practical and spiritual wisdom to calm anxiety and find inner peace during stress, crisis, and chaos.

When going through challenging times, it's difficult to stay calm – it may even seem impossible. Anxiety, fear, worry, and overwhelm can get the best of us. But there is a way to thrive in spite of it.

While we can't change everything happening in the world, we can change how we respond to it. Rev. Connie will share accessible practices for calming stress and anxiety, yoga philosophy, and universal spiritual principles to sustain inner peace and calm – even thrive – in the midst of challenging times.
Goals:
  • Learn practices to sustain you through uncertainty and chaos
  • Re-frame your experiences and find the Divine in any situation
  • Start to develop an unshakable faith that can carry you through whatever life brings
  • Receive support in spiritual community
Fee: $20.00


Interfaith Spiritual Practices
Instructor: Rev. Dr. Stephanie Rutt
Meetings: 12 Mon., Wed., Fri. Meetings
Dates: April 6th, 2020 through May 1st, 2020
Time: 9:00 am - 10:00 am EST
Format: Live Online
Audience: Everyone
Description: Monday, Wednesday, Friday Practices - 9:00 AM EST

The practices are being offered during the COVID-19 pandemic to my Tree of Life community, to the World AWAKE community, our professional interfaith organization, and beyond. Each practice is built around a theme and offers an effortless blend of discussion, breath and mantra practices, and participants sharing. Click on the button to download the accompanying handout. Recordings of some of the practices will be available soon. If you are a yoga or meditation teacher, mental health counselor, spiritual care provider, teacher of the healing arts or simply a devoted seeker, please feel free to use and share with others. Together, we can make a difference!
Goals: Each practice is written and on the website for these dates and sessions.

Other: Contact Rev. Stephanie for the Zoom link.
Fee: $0.00


Clinical Pastoral Training
Instructor: Rev. Lori Whittemore
Meetings: 13 Monday Meetings
Dates: April 6th, 2020 through June 29th, 2020
Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00pm EST
Format: Clinical Pastoral Education
Audience: Ministry and Chaplain students and professionals
Description: Along with attention to the development and refinement of pastoral skills through an action-reflection educational model, trainees will be immersed in exploring issues related to their particular ministry setting and focus. Along with standard CPE learning tools of case-study analysis, group and individual supervision, as well as required readings. Clinical Pastoral Education Training (CPE/T) is an experience in process education that has been honed over several decades and remains responsive to cultural developments that facilitate pastoral growth. The heart of CPE/T is ministry with the sick, injured, and dying, and learning from that ministry. CPE/T trainees learn through reflection, discussion, and evaluation, and are able to apply their learning in future ministry experiences. This type of adult learning is accomplished with other CPE/T trainees and a CPE/T supervisor in a dynamic, small group setting.

The focus of learning in CPE /T is gaining new skills and tools for ministry while identifying particular gifts and goals for ministry. Along with attention to the development and refinement of pastoral skills through an action-reflection educational model, trainees will be immersed in exploring issues related to their particular ministry setting and focus. Along with standard CPE /T learning tools of case-study analysis, group and individual supervision, as well as required readings. CPE / T trainees work in collaboration with their peer group, their CPE supervisor and other staff to achieve their training goals.
Goals: Each trainee establishes their own learning goals for each unit they participate in relative to their unique ministry and ministry setting.
Other: Program Application can be found in the program guidelines located at https://www.abbeyofhope.com/cpt. Application Fee is $50. Tuition is $800 per unit, payable by check.
Fee: $800.00


Interfaith Spiritual Practices
Instructor: Rev. Dr. Stephanie Rutt
Meetings: 8 Tuesday Meetings
Dates: April 7th, 2020 through May 26th, 2020
Time: 7:00 - 8:00 EST
Format: Live Online
Audience: Everyone
Description: The practices are being offered during the COVID-19 pandemic to my Tree of Life community, to the World AWAKE community, our professional interfaith organization, and beyond.

Each practice is built around a theme and offers an effortless blend of discussion, breath and mantra practices, and participants' sharing. Click on the button to download the accompanying handout. Recordings of some of the practices will be available soon.

If you are a yoga or meditation teacher, mental health counselor, spiritual care provider, teacher of the healing arts or simply a devoted seeker, please feel free to use and share with others. Together, we can make a difference!
Goals: For each Tuesday, see the spiritual practice being presented on the website

Other: Contact Rev. Stephanie for the Zoom link.
Fee: $0.00


Wedding Intensive: The Art of Marriage Ceremonies
Instructor: Rev. Susanna Stefanachi Macomb
Meetings: 3 Thursday Meetings
Dates: July 23rd, 2020 through August 6th, 2020
Time: 6:30PM - 9:30PM EST
Format: Live Online
Audience: All welcome
Description: Weddings are likely the most common form of ceremony that Interfaith Ministers perform. This is an in- depth intensive for planning, creating and performing various types of wedding ceremonies from both a spiritual and practical perspective. The art of of a truly memorable ceremony requires knowledge and presence. Moreover, it must be a love story!

Additional information about the Wedding Intensive is available in the YouTube video.


Goals: At the end of the intensive, students will:
  • Have an expanded understanding of ceremony in general with an emphasis on weddings as ceremony.
  • Know how to script a wedding (through homework/prep and inclass activities).
  • Understand the importance of, and have tools for being, present (i.e., grounding before ceremony, presence during ceremony, invoking the Divine, radiating the light of love).
  • Be able to work with couples in terms of preparing the wedding, dealing with issues that may arise, and possible future interactions (interfaith and spiritual counseling. house blessings, baby blessings, funerals etc.).
  • Learn special personal touches that make a ceremony truly memorable for decades to come, many of which Susanna has personally developed over 24 years of ministry.
  • Have a better understanding of how to work with Interfaith, Intercultural marriage situations and sensitivities.
  • Have an overview of popular wedding rituals, their meaning and significance.
  • Have a clear understanding of practicalities involved.
  • Discussion of licensing and spiritual marriage certificates.
  • Have an understanding of what is involved regarding performing Out-of-State Weddings.
  • Have an understanding of how to perform Zoom weddings.
Other: Homework:
  • Read Joining Hands and Hearts: Interfaith, Intercultural Wedding Celebrations: A Practical Guide for Couples (Simon & Schuster)
  • You will be given an assignment to write a complete ceremony for a given situation. Each student will be given a different scenario.
  • An interview: Find a couple you know— they could be dating or already married—and interview them. The goal is to hear their love story so you can custom create their ceremony. Refer to the questionnaire on pages 36-28 of Joining Hands and Hearts.
  • Do the following for your specific couple/situation:
  • Write the ceremony (Procession to Recession) for a couple with the backgrounds of your assigned scenario. This must be done at least two days before the third class and sent to Rev. Susanna via email.
  • Take the results of your personal interview of the dating or married couple (using the personal elements from the questionnaire in Rev. Susanna's book) and write the more personal parts of the ceremony – opening words, words to couple, honoring family (if they choose to include the latter in their ceremony). In other words, when writing the ceremony, you are to speak from what you learned about the couple, interlacing those words as you see fit. In this way, when you speak, you can better speak to the couple's hearts, reflecting the beauty of the couple – who they are and what they believe. Again, this must be done before the third class and sent to Rev. Susanna via email.
  • Students will receive copies of all the participants' written weddings for future reference.
  • Students may contact Susanna with any questions when performing their first wedding ceremony.
  • All Faiths Seminary International will confer upon the student/participant a certificate for completing the elective.

Breakdown of the three classes:
Class 1 (July 23rd) will cover: We begin with meditation, prayer and invocation. This first class covers how to interview a couple, collaborate with and prepare a couple, how to prepare and perform the ceremony, licensing requirements and procedures, spiritual certificates, various types of ceremonies, spiritual and interfaith counseling during the wedding process, issues that may arise as well as the importance of spirituality and practicality. Question and Answer to follow.

Class 2 (July 30th) will cover : The art of ceremony, a review of universal and faith traditions from around the world—their beauty, meaning and significance, commonality and differences, the power of speaking from the heart, making it a love story, how to inspire and uplift, important personal touches. Question and Answer to follow.

Class 3 (August 6th) will cover: Performance day! Students will perform aspects of the ceremony that they have written. Discussion to follow. The session ends with Rev. Susanna personally bestowing a blessing upon the participants and their future ceremonies and services. We ask all students to be present for this 3rd class.

A note from Rev. Susanna: If we do our job right, we serve as a sacred mirror, reflecting all that is good, beautiful and Divine back to those we serve. Our hope, aim and prayer is that the participants leave basking in the light of love, which is the light of God. In a wedding, it is reflected through the light of the couple – and that day is a reflection of God's light.
If there is anything in particular a student would like me to address during our intensive, or should you have a question, feel free to contact me directly before the class.

Looking forward to connecting with you, heart to heart,
Rev. Susanna Stefanachi Macomb
http://www.interfaithweddingceremony.com
http://www.babyblessingceremonies.com
http://www.susannamacomb.com
susannamacomb@gmail.com
Cell: 917-856-0422
Office: 212-663-1044
Fee: $412.00


Continuing Education - First Mondays (2020-2021)
Instructor: Dr. P. T. Wilson
Meetings: 10 Monday Meetings
Dates: September 14th, 2020 through May 9th, 2021
Time: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm Eastern
Format: Continuing Education
Audience: All
Description: Dates and Topics for First Mondays September, 2020 - June, 2021 Location: this cycle of ten sessions will be held online

Theory Seminar: 9:00 am - 12:00 noon

Date Title
Sep. 14, 2020 Getting Started: What Is Assessment and How Can I Use This in Ministry?
Oct. 5, 2020 Getting Started: Knowing When I Can Work with Someone and When and How to Refer
Nov. 2, 2020 The Existential Positions and Assessment Insights
Dec. 7, 2020 The No-Suicide Contract
Jan. 11, 2021 The Genogram, updated and improved
Feb. 1, 2021 An Overview of Script Theory
Mar. 1, 2021 The Script Matrix
Apr. 12, 2021 The Discounting Matrix
May 3, 2021 "Drivers" Never Take You Where You Want to Go!
Jun. 4, 2021 Song Lyrics, Hymns, and their Impact on One's Perspective

Afternoon supervision group: 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

This year, because of the Covid-19 pandemic, both supervision and consultation will be conducted online (as of now using the Zoom platform). Registrants may obtain hours in supervision, consultation, or as group observer.
Goals: Obtain your "Practitioner" level recognition through ACPE: The Standard for Spiritual Care and Education, facilitated by Dr. P. T. Wilson.
Other:
World AWAKE Members Registration fee: $175 includes all 60 hours (10) sessions.
Non-World AWAKE Members: $140 per session for all others, unless otherwise arranged.

Checks should be written: to Dr. P. T. Wilson with "First Monday" in the memo section. Please include your address, phone number, cell number, and email address.

Mail: Dr. P. T. Wilson, P.O. Box 1942, Bloomington IN 47402.

Contact: Dr. P. T. Wilson may be reached at 317-745-5964 or pt.wilson@inumc.org
Fee: $175.00 total World AWAKE Members ($140 per session non-members)
Registration: pt.wilson@inumc.org
Contact: Dr. P. T. Wilson


Braver Angels - Depolarizing Political Speech
Instructor: Rev. Linda Goodman
Meetings: 1 Saturday Meeting
Date: October 10th, 2020
Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM EDT
Format: Live Online
Audience: Anyone wishing to turn down the heat of political speech.
Description: An election is near and the political divide could not be deeper. Want to be able to have a respectful conversation with someone who has the "other" political sign in their yard; a calm conversation with your right or left-wing uncle at Thanksgiving? Braver Angels offers skills training to help us understand each other beyond stereotypes. Beyond the vitriol poisoning our civic culture we find our common humanity.
Goals: This workshop will build communication skills for respectful conversation with people with whom we don't agree.
Other: Free workshop, but donations welcome to Tree of Life Interfaith Temple or World Awake.
Fee: $0.00


Baby Blessing Ceremonies Intensive
Instructor: Rev. Susanna Stefanachi Macomb
Meetings: 3 Thursday Meetings
Dates: October 15th, 2020 through October 29th, 2020
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST
Format: AFSI Certificate Workshop
Audience: Ordained Clergy
Description: "A child enters into our midst, and face to face, hand to hand with this tiny perfect creation, we are compelled to whisper, "It's a miracle!" In this child we see infinite potential and we place our greatest hopes." (Susanna Macomb, Bless this Child)
In baby blessing ceremonies we celebrate the miracle and gift that is a child. We acknowledge each child as a unique manifestation of the Divine. We give thanks. We pray for them. We welcome them into our spiritual community, into this mystical union of souls on earth. We also celebrate the love of family as a blessing and reflection of the Divine.
Babies bring us back to who we really are, to innocence, purity and glee. There is so much God in a baby! Of all the ceremonies a minister performs, baby blessings may be the most joyous.
Macomb's book, Bless This Child, is the most comprehensive guide to creating interfaith baby blessings ceremonies in existence. Over her 24 years of ministry, the author has created and performed 1000+ personalized heartfelt baby blessing ceremonies reflecting the beliefs and needs of each individual family. The results are often extraordinary. These ceremonies may be interfaith, same-faith, spiritual, humanist or non-denominational in nature---or a combination thereof. They often contain religious rituals and prayers done in more universal and inclusive ways. The author has culled from the best of the world's time-honored rituals, blessings, prayers and readings and combined them with new traditions---many she has developed herself. She offers tender counsel for the interfaith family, and helps them navigate sensitive religious and family issues. Her families have called her many things, "a pastor without walls", "Revve" (by Christian-Jewish families) and "the love minister." The learning methodology will include reading, research, lecture/discussion, question and answer, homework and participatory activities.
Goals: At the end of the intensive, students will:
  • Have an expanded understanding of baby blessing ceremonies of all types---namings, baptisms, dedications and welcoming birth celebrations
  • Know how to script a baby blessing ceremony (through homework/prep and in-class activities).
  • Understand the importance of, and have tools for being present (i.e., grounding before ceremony, presence during ceremony, invoking the Divine, radiating the light of love).
  • Be able to work with families in terms of preparing the baby blessing, dealing with issues and questions that may arise.
  • Learn special personal touches that make a ceremony truly memorable for decades to come, many of which Susanna has personally developed over 24 years of ministry.
  • Have a better understanding of how to work with Interfaith, Intercultural family situations and sensitivities. How to help families sensitive interfaith issues.
  • Have an overview of popular baby blessings rituals that span the globe, their meaning and significance. (Macomb is a harvester of the world's traditions---rituals, prayers, readings, quotes and blessings.)
  • Have a clear understanding of practicalities involved.
  • Discussion of baby blessing, naming and baptismal certificates, as well as physical elements needed for the ceremony.
  • Planting the seeds for possible future ceremonies i.e. coming of age ceremonies, house blessings etc.
Other: Reverend Susanna Stefanachi Macomb was ordained by The New Seminary founded by Rabbi Joseph Gelberman in February 1996 and received her Masters of Divinity with All Faiths Seminary International in 2002. She is the author of two pioneering books Joining Hands and Hearts, Interfaith, Intercultural Wedding Celebrations and Bless This Child, A Comprehensive Guide to Creating Baby Blessing Ceremonies. Long considered an expert in interfaith ceremony, Susanna has been featured in video (ABC News, CNN and MSNBC) and print (Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Publisher's Weekly, New York Magazine, Pregnancy Magazine, Martha Stewart Weddings, and Modern Bride). Susanna is also a Board Member of World AWAKE, an international inter-collaborative organization of interfaith clergy, spiritual care professionals and interfaith organizations working towards world peace, serving as their Executive Director of Global Outreach and InterWorship. A Sufi initiate for more than two decades, Susanna is an ordained Sufi cheraga in the Order of Universal Worship founded by the Hazrat Inayat Khan. Hazrat Inayat Khan brought universal Sufism to the West. An artist whose paintings are of a spiritual nature. Susanna's paintings of the four angels of the kabbalah were part of her ordination ceremony at The Cathedral of St. John the Divine at Rabbi Gelberman's request. Her paintings have been exhibited at spiritual and cultural centers including James Chapel at Union Theological Seminary and New York Open Center.

To register, please contact Rev. Susanna Stefanachi Macomb via email (link below) or on her cell phone 917-856-0422.
Fee: $400.00


Women's Circle Facilitation Training
Instructor: Rev. Christine Moses
Meetings: 3 Wednesday Meetings
Dates: October 28th, 2020 through November 11th, 2020
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Central Time
Format: Live Online
Audience: All
Description: We have become a world of people who believe all of us are separate and disconnected from one another, including the natural world. Sacred circles can make a difference in the world, moving us from separation to connection. If we participate and practice the guidelines of a circle or sacred group the ripple effect is put into play. We create a momentum - connect to one another in a deeper way, lead a more meaningful life and then make a difference – first to our families, then to friends. The world changes as a result. Humanity benefits from the release of fear and separation, and moves toward hope, oneness and love.

It is time for circles to expand and tip those scales. My diverse and extensive training in circle participation and leadership for twenty years has led me to offer this training for others so that circles can continue to unfold, like each ripple on a pond that waves and ebbs out to the edge. We can build and expand the circles to invite the flow of transformation in an unending energetic pond of wise women AND men, as we practice new paradigm leadership skills of compassion, respect, acceptance and love.

Who can take this training? It is not necessary to have any experience or a particular background. The information and techniques can be used by coaches, ministers, therapists, healers, group leaders, community activists, board members, people who volunteer, those who want to increase their communication skills, women who find that people share easily with them…
any person who has an open heart.

This training will provide:

Forming the Circle – who, what, when, where, why
Opening and Closing Ideas
Rituals and Ceremony
Intention, Purpose and Outcomes
Guidelines and Challenges
Experiential Offerings and Exercises
Marketing Tools
Time for questions and answers at the end of each session
Goals: Upon finishing this training, you will have all the tools and confidence to lead sacred circles!
Other: To register click here and you will see a "Buy Now" button below

Cost: $120.00 by Paypal or check Includes the course and training manual in PDF form.

Based on my book The Wisdom of Circles: Gathering Women for Conscious Community
Fee: $120.00


Sacred Psychology
Instructor: Dr. Brenda Shoshanna
Meetings: 3 Thursday Meetings
Dates: November 5th, 2020 through November 19th, 2020
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 PM EST
Format: AFSI Certificate Workshop
Audience: All
Description: "The whole world is illness, What is the medicine?"
Description of Course: Sacred Psychology, The Foundations of Spiritual Counseling is an introduction to the principles and practices of Spiritual Counseling.

This is a Certificate Course
Goals: Combine psychological and spiritual understanding, looking at the role of a Spiritual Counselor and how it differs from that of a therapist. We will explore the essence of a healing relationship, and also look deeply at the true causes of suffering. We will ask the questions, "What is it that needs to be healed and How does healing happen?"
Other: About the Presenter: Dr. Brenda Shoshanna, is a psychologist, author, speaker and long-term practitioner of both Zen and Judaism. Her work focuses upon integrating the practices and principles of East and West and actualizing them in our everyday lives. She presently offers two weekly podcasts, "Zen Wisdom for Your Everyday Life" and "Your Best Self," along with weekly audio books. She is an award winning author and has offered over five hundred talks and workshops on all aspects of personal and spiritual development and living an authentic, meaningful life. Her most recent book is Zen Play (Instructions on Becoming Fully Alive).

Fee: $400.00


Spiritual Attunement Healing Circle
Instructor: Rev. Susanna Stefanachi Macomb
Meetings: 1 Monday Meeting
Date: November 30th, 2020
Time: 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm EST
Format: Live Online
Audience: Everyone welcome
Description: In this time of Covid, it is ever more imperative that we go inward and spiritually attune. We begin with prayer, asking that we become clear channels of the Divine for our deepest and greatest good. Aligned with Source, individual issues and blockages come up to be healed and released. Vibrancy increases. Joy increases. Seated at the Seat of the Soul, there is greater clarity. Answers come and we better align to our mission upon this earth. Each participant takes a place at the center of the circle and receives individualized healing from the group. "Where two or more are gathered in my name, there I AM." There is power in the circle. The results are often transformational. The more this is practiced in one's life, awareness shifts. We become the witness. Aliveness and inner peace are the result. Depending on attunement of the group, this can lead to the exploration of the higher realms of cosmic consciousness.
We ask participants to come with an intention of what they wish to healed, transformed or manifested in their lives. Please bring a note book and pen.
Optional: After this first circle, if you wish to learn energy healing and spiritual attunement for yourself and others, we will arrange a series of classes that will lead to certification. Anyone who completes six 3 hours sessions, for a total of 18 hours, a certificate of Level One of Spiritual Attunement and Energy Healing will be given by AFSI .
Reviews posted on DaoCloud.com, a wellness site:
There are a lot of "spiritual leaders," "energy healers," and "motivational gurus" out there now-a-days. They have become as ubiquitous as Starbucks. However, I can attest to the fact that Reverend Susanna Stefanachi Macomb is the real deal. I have known her now for fifteen plus years; she is the most genuine, grounded, tapped-in, tuned-in person I have ever met. Simply being in her presence changes you; you cannot be in close proximity of her without witnessing her grace and feeling her light. Each time I meet with her, I leave feeling lifted and peaceful. Then, in 2016, my partner of 31 years passed away. My grief felt so insurmountable, there were days I thought I was going to spontaneously combust. However, Reverend Susanna was incredibly instrumental in helping me to heal. Whether it be a meditation session, counseling, energy work or those simple gems of wisdom that she drops, she always seems to know exactly what you need to heal your soul and feed your spirit. And she does it all with love, humor and incredible compassion. -Melissa Maxwell
Not only is Susanna an extraordinarily intuitive, wise, and empathetic human being, she has been a powerful guide in helping me find my inner healer. When I was facing some very serious health issues, Susanna taught me how to meditate and starting from that first extremely powerful meditation, I began to evolve and was able to make some wise, lifesaving decisions. I have carried meditation into my everyday life and believe I am living a more balanced, peaceful life because of this practice. When I think of the people that have been blessings in my life, Susanna is at the top of the list. I've never encountered another human being with a more powerful connection to spirit. -Janie Fink
Empowering! Rev. Susanna's Energy Session is a beautiful therapeutic service. Her extensive experience in practice has allowed her to develop an empowering energy session with a holistic and spiritual approach. She creates an environment which enhances calm, relaxation, and balance of mind, body, and spirit. Her unique understanding of healing energy and technique encourages the release of energy blocks towards abundance and honor of higher self. Her session increases flourishing, energetic health, human connectivity and so much more. If you already feel good, Rev. Susanna can make you feel even better. Following our session, I felt even more vibrant, energized, full of life, with deeper feelings of positivity, gratitude, connectivity, and overall well-being. Rev. Susanna's session created a profound energetic shift and helped me gain clarity towards next steps on my life's journey. Thank you, Rev. Susanna! -Christine Paul
I have known Rev. Susanna Stefanachi Macomb for 24 years. She is hands down the most compassionate, intuitive, and spiritual person I have ever known and worked with. I have gone to Susanna during times in my life when I needed more clarity about my life's purpose (whether it be general, career or relationship), to learn how to meditate, and most recently to help me deal with the grief over my daughter's suicide. Her guided meditations are clear, purposeful and spiritual. I say this because everything about Rev. Susanna is spiritual - it's who she is - and yet she is also super practical with a pundit's knowledge of theology, of philosophy, poetry and art. The energy healing sessions I have done with Susanna have been transformational - I always feel safe and supported in her care - which is extremely important to me --after all, the hands you place yourself in is very telling, and trust must be at the core if any healing is to take place. I can say unequivocally that Rev. Susanna has her clients' best interests at heart. She is gentle, powerful, grounded and funny and makes you feel instantly comfortable. She also radiates - literally. What I love most about Rev. Susanna is that she seeks the light and the 'good' in everything she does. She always asks/prays that the outcomes that one is looking for is aligned with a greater good and it is this intention/assurance that sets me free to do the deep work that is required. I cannot say enough about Reverend Susanna Stefanachi Macomb -- I am grateful that she is in my life. -Marla Mase
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Rev. Susanna Stefanachi Macomb was ordained as an interfaith minister by The New Seminary and received her Master's of Divinity from All Faiths Seminary International. She is a published author of two pioneering interfaith books, a spiritual counselor and mentor, an intuitive, empath and energy healer. She helps people through life's challenging situations through meditation and spiritual attunement. She began spiritual attunement sessions 36 years ago, having completed 6 weeks of training. Over the years, they have been layered with the mysticism of other traditions, including Sufism and Hinduism . For more information visit: susannamacomb.com


Goals: We ask participants to come with an intention of what they wish to healed, transformed or manifested in their lives. Please bring a note book and pen.
Optional: After this first circle, if you wish to learn energy healing and spiritual attunement for yourself and others, we will arrange a series of classes that will lead to certification. Anyone who completes six 3 hours sessions, for a total of 18 hours, a certificate of Level One of Spiritual Attunement and Energy Healing will be given by AFSI .
Fee: $59.00


The Soul of Therapy
Instructor: Andrea Mathews, MA, LPC
Meetings: 1 Friday Meeting
Date: December 4th, 2020
Time: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm Central
Format: Live Online
Audience: Mental Health Clinicians
Description: It is time for clinicians to develop the core competencies required to address
spiritual or religious problems. This workshop is
meant to facilitate the increase in competency necessary to treating the whole
person, by including the spiritual component of clinical care in an interfaith/
interspiritual or pluralistic manner that may capacitate a new and higher version of wellness.
Goals: Upon successful completion of this workshop, participants will be able:
  • Participants will learn to recognize spiritual or religious problems, spiritual abuse, spiritual woundedness and spiritual crises.
  • Participants will learn specific exercises and interventions to facilitate client awareness of the deeper essence of Self.
  • Participants will learn how to facilitate a client's awareness of the inner wisdom center toward the end of meaning-making.
  • Participants will learn the presence process as a primary intervention.
Other: Limited to 100 participants
Fee: $70.00


Our Sacred Call: Identifying and Responding to Our Inner Knowing
Instructor: Rev. Dr. Carolyn Tobin
Meetings: 6 every other Thursday Meetings
Date: Every other Thursday from January 14th, 2021 through March 25th, 2021
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm ET
Format: Live Online
Audience: No Restrictions
Description: Our Sacred Call: Identifying and Responding to Our Inner Knowing offers a safe and supportive environment that provides participants with the tools to explore their life purpose, to get in touch with their "great hunger", those long held hopes and dreams that will reignite their true passion for life and service.
Goals: To provide a safe and confidential environment where participants may explore their inner yearnings for meaningful service, within the support of the Sacred Circle.
Other: About the presenter: Born in Ireland, Carolyn is a retired nursing professor and newly minted Interfaith minister. She is married, has four children and four grand-babies and lives in Portsmouth, NH. She loves teaching and supporting others in their exploration of faith and passion, and she is excited to facilitate this course.
Fee: $0.00


Arriving Here Conversation Series
Instructor: Rev. Lisa Steele-Maley
Meetings: 3 Wednesday Meetings
Dates: March 10th, 2021 through March 24th, 2021
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
Format: Live Online
Audience: All
Description: Join Inn Along the Way and Lisa Steele-Maley to celebrate the publication of her newest work, Arriving Here: Reflections from the Hearth and Trail.

Following Lisa’s own path of self-discovery, Arriving Here is a book for anyone seeking to make sense of their lived experience.

During the Book Launch/Lunch series, Lisa will share how and why she wrote this book and describe the insights and practices that guided each section. As she reads excerpts from each section and invites participants into conversation, attendees will have an opportunity to begin to reflect on and reclaim the meaning in their own lives.

Bring a bag lunch and join us online for one session or all three.
Seeking - March 10, 12:00 - 1:00 pm Eastern
Remembering - March 17, 12:00 - 1:00 pm Eastern
Deepening - March 24, 12:00 - 1:00 pm Eastern
Fee: $0.00


Spiritual Practice
Instructor: Rev. Dr. Stephanie Rutt
Meetings: 5 Tuesday Meetings
Dates: March 30th, 2021 through April 27th, 2021
Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Eastern
Format: Live Online
Audience: All are welcome
Description: The practices below are being offered during the COVID-19 pandemic to my Tree of Life community, to the World AWAKE community, our professional interfaith organization, and beyond. Each practice is built around a theme and offers an effortless blend of discussion, breath and mantra practices, and participants' sharing. Click on the button to download the accompanying handout. Recordings of some of the practices will be available soon. If you are a yoga or meditation teacher, mental health counselor, spiritual care provider, teacher of the healing arts or simply a devoted seeker, please feel free to use and share with others. Together, we can make a difference!

See the printable Daily Spiritual Practices at the bottom of the website link as you register.
Goals: Printable Daily Spiritual Practice Supplement: to download and/ or print your spiritual practice supplement, please click link and scroll to the bottom of the page to download the practice for each days offering.

​See the printable Daily Spiritual Practices at the bottom of the website link as you register.
Other: Admission ongoing, join anytime!

Tuition: free, and ... If you're one who's in a position to help others this season, please pay this gift forward by donating to one of the organizations listed on The Call to Love link off my website seen on the registration page.
Fee: $0.00


Conversations in the Wilderness
Instructor: Rev. Ahjan Grossman
Meetings: 12 Thursday Meetings
Dates: April 1st, 2021 through June 17th, 2021
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Eastern
Format: Live Online
Audience: ALL
Description: Join us for an open-hearted exploration and conversations into the edges of the unknown wilderness of any and all things Spiritual.

A casually structured group which began as an offshoot of Rev. Dr. Rutt's Mantra; Into the Wilderness course continues in open discussion of Spirituality. Metaphysical explorations, occasional guest speakers, mantras, prayers, experiences from various traditions keep us wandering through the wilderness of the less familiar. A safe place to wonder and wander.

Topics for the following week are chosen as they arise from the conversations at hand. Input is shared by all in sacred circle.
Goals: ​Who will benefit from this program? Those with a curiosity of all things spiritual and who enjoy community with like-minded travelers will benefit. Anyone who has left a sacred study with questions still brewing, this is the place to explore.
Required / Suggested Reading: None. You are welcome to bring to the group prior wisdoms gained and any experience pertinent to the discussion
Other: Donations to Tree of Life Interfaith Temple are encouraged.

Prerequisites: None but curiosity and an openness
Fee: $0.00


Monday Meditation
Instructor: Rev. Peggy Petahtegoose
Meetings: 6 Monday Meetings
Dates: April 5th, 2021 through May 10th, 2021
Time: 17:30 PM - 18:30 PM Eastern
Format: Live Online
Audience: ALL
Description: Option and choice of one class or all six. $72 for six classes (full session) / $15 for one class

Monday Meditation is a practice of Yoga Nidra. You only need to lay down or sit, in stillness. No movement is required and it is not possible to do this "wrong". I will be your guide, as you allow your "monkey mind" to go have a seat in the corner. Once physically in a comfortable position I will guide you to a seed of intention/sankalpa, then travel through your physical body, move to an unaltered breath awareness, continue onto your emotions. Witness an inner journey before we finish.

Truly a unique and blessed way to find your inner compass of peace.

While this is a group endeavor I do also offer private sessions that address more personal issues to aid in healing individuals.
Goals: Who will this program benefit?: Everyone can find a benefit from this practice. Used to help ease the Dis-eases of our time. Sleep deprivation, anxiety, stress, physical discomfort. Healing our Spiritual, Emotional, Mental, Physical bodies all in this meditation practice known as Yoga Nidra.
Other: $72 for six classes (full session) / $15 for one class

Prerequisites/ Suggestions: Remove any "noise" distractions. Have a comfortable Quiet place to lay down or sit. A light blanket - lack of movement might bring a chill. An eye pillow or scarf to eliminate ambient light.
Notebook for writing experience.
Fee: $72.00


Lil' Bits of Heaven
Instructor: Rev. Dr. Stephanie Rutt
Meetings: 3 Tuesday evening Meetings
Dates: May 11th, 2021 through May 25th, 2021
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM EST
Format: Live Online
Audience: All Seekers
Description: You're welcome to join for one, two or all three of these offerings as just a lil' bit of heaven goes a long way!

May 11th: The Sonic Trilogy of Love: The Sound of God
Making a joyful noise, we'll explore together the sound of God through extended chanting of the Hindu Gayatri in Sanskrit, known as the Mother of all mantras, and Jesus Prayer in Old Slavonic from the Eastern Orthodox tradition. In the silence that follows, may we hear what we have known not. Handouts will be provided to all who've registered by the day before the workshop.

May 18th: The Somatic Trilogy of Love: The Body of God
To explore the body as the temple of God, I'll guide you in simple movements adopted from some of our favorite circle dances. No dance experience necessary or a large space needed. Here we'll combine both the sound and body in our prayer and, in the silence that follows, stand still in the wonder of God.

May 25th: The Spirit Trilogy of Love: The Essence of God
It is said that all things have a song—if we can hear it. I'll guide you on a journey to what is known as the Middle World in Shamanic practice, the spirit side of our beloved creation here in which we all live. You'll learn how to hear the song, the voice, of the stones, trees, and dragonflies. And, upon returning, you'll have experienced, for yourself, your oneness with all things.

Fee: By donation to one of the charitable organizations on my website, Stephanie Rutt, Interfaith Spiritual Practices, and/or to the Tree of Life Interfaith Temple, Tree of Life Interfaith Temple
Goals: Experience heaven :)
Fee: $0.00
Registration: stephanie.rutt@gmail.com


Zen Play (Making Your Life Into A Zen Koan)
Instructor: Dr Brenda Shoshanna
Meetings: 1 Thursday Meeting
Date: May 20th, 2021
Time: 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. EST
Format: Live Online
Audience: Clergy, Caretakers
Description: Life Is Not A Problem To Solve, But A Wonderful Adventure To Enjoy

In this workshop, we turn our life problem into a Zen Koan, and discover an entirely new way of engaging with it.

Like koans, life presents inscrutable challenges that are impossible to figure out. They cannot be solved rationally, and yet a response must be made. In the workshop we turn our koans, (problems) into little plays and act out each role in it. As we stop trying to figure things out, rejecting certain parts, or trying to control the outcome, we no longer twist ourselves into knots. Instead, things become enjoyable as we experience the situation from every point of view. Not only do new possibilities then arise by themselves, but conflict and struggle melt away. And we become able to enjoy whatever life brings.
Goals: A brand new way of engaging with our problems which is life giving, enjoyable and opens the door to new possibilities an entirely new vistas in our lives.
Other: Koans are such enjoyable and powerful medicine, they must not be ignored. These ancient questions from Zen practice hold a key to transforming suffering and seeing life with new eyes.
Fee: $40.00 (suggested amount, pay what you choose)


Healing Trauma and Loss Service
Instructor: New Light Temple
Meetings: 1 Thursday Meeting
Date: June 24th, 2021
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm ET
Format: Live Online
Audience: All Welcome
Description: Healing InterWorship Service
Goals: Offering prayers, spiritual healing, music and ritual for those suffering
Other: There is no fee, but donations are most appreciated. $20 is suggested, but not required.
Fee: $0.00


Nature, Presence, and Your Awakening
Instructor: Rev. Connie L. Habash
Meetings: 21 Daily Meetings
Dates: October 3rd, 2021 through October 24th, 2021
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Eastern
Format: On Demand
Audience: All
Description: Rev. Connie will be speaking for the Free online summit, "Cultivate Your Fortune: Secret Steps to Extraordinary Success in your Body/Mind/Spirit Experience." Her topic will be "Nature, Presence, and Your Awakening".

Connie's discussion will air Monday, October 4th, 2021 at 11:00 am Pacific, 2:00 pm Eastern, and will be recorded for you to watch that day.

Goals: The infinite present moment is where our awakening happens – right now. In this moment, you can discover the truth of your Being, and there’s no better guide than nature to take you there. Learn simple and profound practices that awaken your empowered, authentic, Divine Self through the magic of our sacred planet.
Fee: $0.00


The Trilogy of Love Retreat
Instructor: Rev. Dr. Stephanie Rutt
Meetings: 1 Sunday Meeting
Date: November 14th, 2021
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM EST
Format: Live Online
Audience: All seekers
Description: We will chant, dance, journal, meditate, journey and share together into a deeper part of ourselves where a quiet wonder may find us. As Thanksgiving is quickly approaching, I thought we'd explore "The Heart of Gratitude." It's one of my favorite topics as it shifts our perspective into the remembrance that we're truly here to be the bounty. And in those moments of remembrance, we remember that even the smallest act of kindness can shift the whole world for another - and what shifts one in our collective body, shifts us all. The picture offered here is the latest creation from voices in nature wanting to come together to create a not-so-silent chorus. And so can we. As we each bring something unique and lovely to our collective body, that quiet wonder, that chorus, can finally be heard. And we are glad.
Goals: To remember the wonder percolating within us
To experience the sweet chorus of community
Fee: $35.00


Find Love By Doing Nothing (The Koan of Relationships)
Instructor: Dr. Brenda Shoshanna
Meetings: 1 Sunday Meeting
Date: November 21st, 2021
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM EST
Format: Live Online
Audience: Clergy, Therapists, Students
Description: A lively guide through the stumbling blocks that surround love and relationships. We view our relationship problem as a Zen koan and discover a completely new way of being with it. In he process we discover the truth about love, how to dispel Counterfeit Love, and realize that there is no inherent problem with relationships, love is plentifully available all the time.
Goals: To discover the simple laws of love and how to live them in all our relationships. To exercise aliveness and joy in our lives, no matter what is going on.
Other: This workshop introduces a practice which we can use daily, and offers many simple and wonderful steps. Hope to offer the program regularly.
Fee: $30.00
Registration: topspeaker@yahoo.com


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