Spiritual Practices – Mondays at 7:00pm
Quiet the Soul. Nurture the Spirit.
We are committed to being a community that nurtures the spirit and practices what we believe. To that end we offer a variety of opportunities for spiritual and emotional nurture and growth.
On Monday evenings at 7:00 pm, a different contemplative practice will be offered to quiet the soul and nurture the spirit. Come as you can, everyone welcome.
All practice groups will meet in the Sanctuary.
Introduction to Meditation with Sharon Brain 7:00-8:00 pm
August 12, September 9, October 7, November 11, December 9
Whether you have meditated for years, or are just beginning, you are welcome to this monthly evening of meditation practice. We will begin each evening with instruction, then we will practice together. Much of the meditation practice is silent: some guided meditations will also be offered. Our goal is to encourage the development of mindful awareness of our own thoughts, feelings and sensations.
Sharon Brain began practicing Vipassana Meditation in 2003. She has a daily meditation practice and has attended many silent retreats these past years. She is a member of the MSUC community and lives in Deep Cove with her husband Roger.
The Work Practice Group 7:00-8:30 pm
August 26, September 30, October 28, November 25, December 30
People who have previous experience in The Work of Byron Katie are welcome to join in this peer-led practice group.
The Work is founded by Byron Katie, author of the bestselling book “Loving What Is”. For more information about The Work with Byron Katie, go to thework.com.
‘The Work’ at Mount Seymour United
The Work is a simple and powerful process that enables us to work directly and effectively with the beliefs and thoughts that keep us stuck, cause stress and limit our ability to think creatively and act wisely. Trained facilitator Caitlin Frost has been offering workshops in The Work at Mount Seymour for the past few years and is also available for one on one coaching.
By learning to identify, and then inquire into our own thinking with The Work, we can transform the way we think about our problems, access powerful insights and shift underlying stressful and limiting patterns. This opens up new possibilities in our thinking and actions, and enables us to be more effective, intelligent, connected and happy in all areas of our lives and work.