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 second Sunday of the month, from 6.30pm to 8pm
Location: The Shambhala Center of Atlanta, 1447 Church Street, Decatur, GA 30030
 

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

Religious teachings and wisdom has proven to us that contemplative practice can provide powerful pathways to awareness, compassion, love, and “oneness”. Centering prayer, meditation, mindfulness, and “Lectio Divina” are just a few of the contemplative practices embraced by today’s mainstream traditions. These along with other practices allow us to open our hearts to self and to each other.

Interfaith Contemplative Meetings create an environment where persons of various faiths (or none) can gather monthly for contemplative practice and community building. Our groups are purposefully designed to focus on personal experience and inter-personal relationships rather than institutionalized theology and doctrine.  We begin our gatherings in contemplative practice, with 20 minutes of silence. We then engage in discussion on the personal spirituality of our participants, or a topic that allows us to share experiences from each other’s faith.  Group facilitators gently guide discussions to ensure all voices are heard. 

The rich dialogue that ensues fosters interfaith friendship, understanding and growth.  All this goodwill in 90 minutes!  You are always welcome to join us, at any location. 

If you are interested in joining the SECOND SUNDAY GROUP IN DECATUR, please contact Steve Gold (torahveda@gmail.com). 

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

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


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:

Decatur location - The Shambhala Center of Atlanta, 1447 Church Street, Decatur, GA 30030
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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Cosponsored by Neshama Interfaith Center, Congregation Bet Haverim and Tiferet Olam

“Recovery: The Twelve Steps as Spiritual Practice” with Rabbi Rami Shapiro

Friday, June 9 – Sunday, 11, 2017 - a weekend retreat with Rabbi Rami Shapiro 
Location: Congregation Bet Haverim, 2074 LaVista Rd., Atlanta, GA 30329 

“Recovery: The Twelve Steps as Spiritual Practice” … a wonderful bridge between the work of recovery from addictions (and we believe that we are all addicted to something, because we all do things to avoid pain, hurt and fear) and the spiritual awakening that is possible from the work of Recovery.

Location:  2074 LaVista Rd., Atlanta, GA 30329

Program Schedule:

Friday, June 9, 2017: Erev Shabbat d’var Torah by Rabbi Rami. Open to all, no registration required.

Saturday, June 10, 2017: Shabbat afternoon learning workshop, 3:00-8:30pm, including dinner and havdallah

Sunday, June 11, 2017: Morning learning and brunch, 9:00am-noon

For more details and cost, please contact Rabbi Mitch Cohen at mcohen5@comcast.net  or call Amy at Congregation Bet Haverim at 404-315-6446

 

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Cosponsored with Ignatius House Retreat Center

Interfaith Day of Reflection

Wednesday, October 25, 2017, from 9am to 3pm
Location: Ignatius House Retreat Center, 6700 Riverside Drive NW, Atlanta GA 30028

Please join us for our third annual Interfaith Day of Reflection, held in sponsorship with the Ignatius House Retreat Center. Come and be inspired by presenters from diverse religious traditions as they share their spiritual path using story, sacred texts, music, poetry. This day will include presentations, silence, conversation and an opportunity to walk in the beautiful grounds. All are welcome.

Gathering time is 9:00 am -9:30 am. The first presentation at 9:30am is held in the beautiful Ignatius Chapel and the day ends at 3 pm. There is a continental breakfast provided and a delicious vegetarian lunch is served mid-way through your day.

More details about the speakers will be posted nearer the date ... watch this space!

Day of Reflection Retreat cost: $60.  
Registration is through the Ignatius House Retreat Center's website: www.ignatiushouse.org/spiritual-retreat-registration

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