Fall 2012 Resident Program
Fall Term Leaders & Course Descriptions
The resident term runs from September 23 to December 7, 2012
Commuter students are welcome to come for any meal provided that they have signed in one day in advance - prices are posted on campus.
Sept 27 - Nov 29 Fall 2012
Doug Gwyn, Quaker Studies Teacher at Pendle Hill
Friends in the 21st century seek a sustainable life on the earth. When we look back on Quaker tradition over the past 350 years, we find this concern expressed and put into practice in various ways from the beginning.
Sept 26 - Nov 28 Fall 2012
Nico Amador, from Training for Change
Let’s be honest, learning isn’t easy! It requires us to stretch ourselves. It requires imagination, courage, and vulnerability. As adults, many of us let fear, self-judgment, or routine hold us back from becoming active learners in our daily lives. We miss opportunities to expand our knowledge, build relationships, gain new skills, and deepen our personal and spiritual insights.
Fall, Winter and Spring Term
Terrence Williams, Dean of Studies
Each term, students will participate in the Core Seminar, led by Terrence Williams, Dean of Studies. This seminar will support the projects and activities of the students as a group. Friends in Residence will also attend to support the work and activities of the students.
Sept 25 to Nov 27 Fall 2012
Qaadira Allen from the Center for Transformative Art
How can you enhance your spiritual practice through art and creativity? How can you collect and create art forms as a reminder to move into greater mindfulness? In this course, you will have the opportunity to explore how art and creativity can enhance your spiritual practice. The exploration of artist work will include intuitive painting, beadwork, and creating a personal altar. You will create and gather a collection of significant symbolic items to help draw yourself into greater mindfulness.