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: Currently at Istanbul Cultural Center, 591, N Main Street, Alpharetta, GA 30009

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 group, please contact Marian Monahan (marian@neshamainterfaithcenter.org) or Kemal Korucu (kkorucu@theatlanticinstitute.org) for 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! 

 

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Cosponsored with the Roswell Community Masjid:

"A Woman's Journey"

Sunday, May 3, 2015, from 4pm to 6pm
Location: Roswell Community Masjid, 345 Market Place, Roswell, GA 30075

We are hosting an event jointly with Roswell Community Masjid the week before Mother's Day to celebrate the women in our lives, with speakers from multiple faiths.

Please join us for what promises to be a wonderful  afternoon as three women - Hounada Sinno, Rabbi Pamela Gottfried and Anne Alexander - share their stories of faith and their own personal journeys ... and then join in the conversation about our own individual journeys!

Imam Arshad Anwar from the Roswell Community Masjid will open the program with a teaching, and after the formal program there will be time for conversation in small groups and an opportunity to build relationships with new friends from diverse religious traditions.

Light refreshments will be served. A suggested donation of $15 is to cover the cost of this event.  

Reserve your seat by email to Sue Chase at sue@neshamainterfaithcenter.org

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"Dialogue & Dreams ..."

Sunday, May 17, 2015 from 5 - 6.30pm
Location: Istanbul Cultural Center, 591, N Main Street, Alpharetta, GA 30009


Twelve years ago, we (Marian and Cathy) had a dream, we met Mitch ... and found we shared the same dream. Three years ago the dream came true and Neshama Interfaith Center was born. The dream expanded with Sue Chase sharing her creativity as our amazing executive director. As we look back at three wonderful years of programming and collaboration, and countless friendships formed, we invite you to help 'dream' us into the future of interfaith work in Atlanta and beyond.

Bring your vision, your hopes, your experiences and suggestions. We'll provide refreshments and a festive space!

Let us know you would like to join us by emailing Sue at sue@neshamainterfaithcenter.org.

After the program, we invite you to stay for the quiet dreaming of contemplative prayer ...... (optional). 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 at this Interfaith Contemplative Prayer meeting, from 6.30 - 8pm, 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. For more information, please contact Marian Monahan (marian@neshamainterfaithcenter.org) or Kemal Korucu (kkorucu@theatlanticinstitute.org).

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Spirituality and Energy Workshop

Sunday, June 28, 2015, from 7 - 9pm
Location: TBD

Neshama presents an opportunity to come together with specialists in this field who will be our featured speakers for the evening ...  More details will be posted shortly. Watch this space!

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3rd Annual Iftar Dinner with Atlantic Institute

Sunday, July 12, 2015, from 7.30pm - 10pm
Location: Istanbul Cultural Center, 591 N. Main Street, Alpharetta, GA 30009

Please join us for a wonderful evening as we listen to speakers, learn and engage in conversation with friends from the three Abrahamic faith traditions, then break bread and eat together for the Iftar dinner during Ramadan.

We are thrilled to, once again, be sponsoring this event jointly with the Atlantic Institute.

Watch this space for more details, coming soon.

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It's back!

Yoga & Meditation with Cathy and Mitch

Sunday, August 16, 2015
Location: Ignatius House, 6700 Riverside Dr NW, Atlanta, GA 30328

Save the date now, and watch this space for more details to be posted shortly.

Any questions? - email Cathy at cathy@neshamainterfaithcenter.org