Forums and Three-Day Intensives
The Sophia Center regularly invites from the community artists, activists, ritual makers, theologians, ecologists and other contemporary spiritual leaders to share their wisdom and bring fresh perspective to the students and faculty.
LOCATION: Sophia Center Classroom (at Chapel level, look for signs —
see the Visitors Map)
Holy Names University, 3500 Mountain Boulevard, Oakland, CA
ADMISSION (unless otherwise noted): $15 General, $12 Seniors & Students
R.S.V.P. 510-436-1046 or 800-794-8813
|Thursday, march 7 — 1:30- 4:00 PM
Ever wonder how you can stay true to your passions and contribute to the world during this time of great shifts? In this Forum, you will create your own personal road map for living your dream, with heart and meaning. Clarity will emerge as each participant charts their own gifts, talents and passions. You will be guided to create your own action plan for sustaining personal health, spiritual, emotional and financial fulfillment and see concretely where you want your life to go. As you explore these personal gifts and what you love, you create an individual map that not only allows you to make contributions but also generates daily practices to keep you in balance with health, clarity and joy.
Elizabeth Murray, an award-winning and best-selling author of Monet's Passion: Ideas, Inspiration and Insights from the Painter's Gardens and Cultivating Sacred Space: Gardening for the Soul, inspires a commitment to beauty, nature, spirit and sustainability. Elizabeth has dedicated herself to projects around the world from Monet's Gardens to remote African villages and the Amazon rainforest. www.elizabethmurray.com for more info.
|thursday, april 11 — 1:30- 4:00 PM
Reflections on Contemplation, Creativity and Beauty
Arthur will take you on a contemplative journey behind the scenes of painting and into the creative process to see how God is discovered and revealed there in the quest for beauty. Hopefully this will also serve to affirm how the gifts of contemplation, creativity and beauty are universally within and among all of us.
Arthur Poulin Arthur Poulin us a Camaldolese monk and artist living at Incarnation Monastery, in Berkeley, CA. In his paintings, he tries to reflect the stunning and transforming beauty that is mirrored everywhere in creation.
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|february 7, 8, & 11|
Thursday 1:30 pm-4:00pm | Friday 9:30am-12:00pm | Monday 9:30am-12:00pm
Embodying Ecological Action and Vision into Consciousness
Deeply listening to the ecological voices of the world through eco-psychology, intuition, meditation, film/imagery, creative process and poetry, we will manifest plans of action and healing for our biosphere – daring to re-image and re-dream the NOW.
Catherine M. Firpo, PhD holds a Doctorate in Mythological Studies with an Emphasis in Depth Psychology. "As an artist, writer, and educator I work with the synthesis of visual imagery and archetypal elements woven into patterns of individual and collective psyche. My emphasis includes the magnificence and mystery of the creative process within each individual that I believe allows new perspectives and global intelligence to come forward with collective awareness and compassion into our world."
Admission: $15 each day
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