February 2010 Lectures
Psyche and Spirit: Exploring the Interconnections
Tuesday evenings from February 2 - March 2, 2010, from 7:30 - 9 pm in the Barn.
Co-sponsored by Friends Counseling Service of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting. The Bookstore will be open 6:45 pm to 7:15 pm before each lecture.
Consider joining us for dinner. $11 per person. Call 610-566-4507 in advance for information or to make a reservation.
Sink down to the seed which God sows in thy heart and let that be in thee, and grow in thee, and breathe in thee, and act in thee, and thou shalt find by sweet experience that … that …will lead to the inheritance of life. – Isaac Penington
As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being. – Carl Jung
Where are the intersections between the spiritual and the emotional dimensions when exploring the well-lived life? What is the relationship between spiritual practices and emotional health? Four therapists who participate in the Friends Counseling Service look at four aspects of this question on Tuesday nights in February.
Henry W. Beck Tuesday, 02 February 2010
Join us for explorations on the spiritual path and in psychotherapy. How do the complementary processes of listening and talking, hearing and being heard, promote healing and spiritual development?
Deborah Cooper Tuesday, 16 February 2010
We will look at the way in which mindfulness practice has been adapted as a tool for healing in our culture, with a particular focus on the work of Jon Kabat-Zinn. There will be an opportunity for practice and plenty of time for questions.
Harriet Heath Tuesday, 23 February 2010
Quakerism provides parents a belief system on which to base their parenting, testimonies to guide them, and practices that can help them stay focused. Parenting provides Quakers a challenge to live their faith. During our lecture/discussion we, participants and facilitator, will share what our beliefs and testimonies mean to us and how we can integrate them into family life using Quaker practices. We, members of the Quaker Parenting Initiative, have found that our work introduces people to Quakerism and satisfies a need of parents looking for a spiritual home.
Sarah Whitman Tuesday, 02 March 2010
For most of us, some pain and suffering are a part of life. We will explore what pain and suffering mean in three different religious traditions, and what ways each religion suggests for coping. Hinduism, Judaism, and a personal story from Quakerism will be presented.