Splendor Mandala by Julie Hliboki

"Splendor" Mandala
Julie Hliboki

Meditation

Inhale,
and God approaches you.
Hold the inhalation,
and God remains with you.
Exhale,
and you approach God.
Hold the exhalation,
and surrender to God.

-- Krishnamacharya

Interfaith Contemplative Meetings

Every third Sunday of the month, from 6.30pm to 8pm
Location:  Istanbul Cultural Center, 591, N Main Street, Alpharetta, GA 30009

Every fourth Sunday of the month, from 6.30pm to 8pm
Location:  The Vedanta Center of Atlanta, 2331 Brockett Road, Tucker 30084

Each month a religiously and culturally diverse group of adults meet to sit in contemplative silence for 20 minutes and then have a spiritual conversation. The topics discussed are ones that affect all seekers or people of faith: surrender, forgiveness, prayer, spiritual practices, compassion, etc. The time together is respectful and honors the tradition and experiences of each person who shares; the rich dialogue that ensues fosters interfaith friendship, understanding and growth. All this goodwill in 90 minutes!  You are always welcome to join us. 

If you are interested in joining the THIRD SUNDAY GROUP IN ALPHARETTA, please contact Marian Monahan (marian@neshamainterfaithcenter.org) or Kemal Korucu (kkorucu@theatlanticinstitute.org).

If you are interested in joining the FOURTH SUNDAY GROUP IN TUCKER, please contact Steve Gold (torahveda@gmail.com) or Brother Shankara (shankara@vedantaatlanta.org).


Send an email to join the relevant mailing list, and to receive the latest information and confirmation of dates - especially as the location or timing may change from time to time, due to unforeseen circumstances.  Thank you for your understanding! 
 

Click for directions:
Alpharetta location - Istanbul Cultural Center, 591, N Main Street, Alpharetta, GA 30009
Tucker location - The Vedanta Center of Atlanta, 2331 Brockett Road, Tucker 30084

 

 

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In partnership with Congregation Gesher L'Torah

T'Shuvah Program: "Through the Looking Glass: The World Reflected in our Ourselves"

Sunday, September 25, 2016, from 7pm - 10pm
Location: Congregation Gesher L'Torah, 4320 Kimball Bridge Road, Alpharetta, GA 30022

All religious traditions have approaches to and methods of self-reflection.  Looking at ourself is not only a key element in the task of renewal and repentance, but also helps determine how we see others.  Using religious texts from a variety of faiths, literary sources and the power of art we will explore what it means to see the world mirrored in our own soul.

The Hebrew word for atonement is “t’shuvah” which means to “turn towards”.  During this sacred season and period of reflection, join Rabbi Michael Bernstein of Congregation Gesher L'Torah and Rabbi Pamela Gottfried, Dean of Jewish Studies at the Weber School (and artist), for a conversation about our inner journey, taking stock and considering our spiritual direction with some interfaith text study. After some time for process, introspection and reflection, turn your hand towards the art component of the program and release your creativity!

Free and open to the whole community ... everyone is welcome to join the conversation!  Reservations are requested, so please click here to save your seat

Location: Congregation Gesher L'Torah, 4320 Kimball Bridge Road, Alpharetta, GA 30022

 

 

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In partnership with Ignatius House Retreat Center

Interfaith Day of Reflection: "Come and See"

Wednesday, October 19, 2016, from 9am - 3pm
Location: Ignatius House Retreat Center, 6700 Riverside Drive NW, Atlanta, GA 30328

How is compassion understood and lived?  Come and be inspired by three presenters from diverse religious traditions as they share their spiritual path using story, sacred texts, music and poetry: Noor Abbady (Islam), Sucheta Kamath (Hinduism), and Cheri Tiernan (Buddhism). This day will include presentations, silence, conversation and refreshments; there is a continental breakfast provided at the start of the program, and a delicious vegetarian lunch is served mid-way through the day.  Investment for the program, including food, is $60.  
All are welcome!

Registration is now open via the Ignatius House Retreat Center website - please click here.

Any questions?  Contact Marian Monahan at Marian@neshamainterfaithcenter.org 

Location: Ignatius House Retreat Center, 6700 Riverside Drive NW, Atlanta, GA 30328