Spiritual Discussion Series Continues

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Tuesday Conversations:  “Meditative Story”

 

This summer, we will continue our rewarding tradition of Tuesday morning conversations, with a lighter summer schedule and branching into new territory.

We’ll meet via Zoom on the first Tuesdays of June, July, and August at 10:30 a.m. EST to discuss selections from the “Meditative Story” podcast. Zoom links are sent on Mondays preceding conversations. All are welcome!

 

Descriptions adapted from meditativestory.com  

“Meditative Story" combines human stories with meditation prompts embedded into the storylines — all surrounded by breathtaking music. Think of it as an alternative way into a mindfulness practice through story.” 

 

June 7  - “Trust the world to show its goodness,” Shea Hembrey, Artist

 

https://meditativestory.com/sheahembrey/

 

Shea Hembrey is 5 years old, walking along the road to his farmhouse on the edge of the Mississippi River Delta....He spots a pale, smooth-polished fleck:  an egg. “This is a baby bird,” he tells his parents. “And I'm going to hatch it.”  From that point forward, his willingness to be patient – to let what is already there reveal itself – opens up the world."  Image:   sheahembrey.com

July 5     “How the bees saved me,” Dr. Marla Spivak

https://meditativestory.com/marla-spivak/

Before becoming a MacArthur-winning entomologist, Dr. Marla Spivak is adrift – first as a young woman in search of direction, then deep in the Amazon, severely ill and fearing death. Time and again, it’s the hum of bees that shows her a path forward. Apiculture... reveals deep truths about the connections that bind us.

 

August 2   “Tracking the path of the sun” Lehua Kamalu, Voyager

https://meditativestory.com/lehua-kamalu/

Lehua Kamalu captains a double-hulled ocean canoe crafted to the exact specifications of seafaring vessels used by her Polynesian ancestors. She and her crew are making a 2,500 mile journey between Tahiti and Hawaii, the same journey original settlers of the South Pacific traversed. The stakes are high and they sail the way their ancestors sailed, taking their cues from the water and wind.