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The Gathering - Dec. 3

Dates: Thursday, December 3, 7 pm ET
Available by: Join by Videoconference Only (learn more about videoconference)
Suggested Love Offering: $ 10.00

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The Gathering: The Wisdom of Twilight
Facilitated by Rev. Julie Brooks and Rev. Claudia Ruth Kohn

Joseph Campbell writes, “When you cross the threshold, you are passing into the dark forest, taking a plunge into the sea, embarking upon the night sea journey.”

On the cusp of seasonal, spiritual, and many manifestations of societal transformation, we want to invite you to dim the lights at the end of your days and sit with us on the threshold of twilight. We’ll listen to the sounds of the darkening forest and lapping waves of a gentle sea, share poetry, sit together in silence, and reflect on how the Wisdom of Twilight might be speaking to you. We’re so excited to explore what might be dawning and dusking in our lives.

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FACULTY:

Julie Brooks

Rev. Julie Brooks

Rev. Dr. Julie Brooks is an intergenre writer, Interfaith/Interspiritual Minister (One Spirit Class of 2019), and reverent rambler amongst the sacred and the sublime in Upstate New York. She has worked as a clinical social worker, outdoor education instructor, college professor teaching Sociology and Education, and has a rich and textured history facilitating groups and leading worship experiences under the trees, on two wheels and paddling the Finger Lakes. She is loving being a Dean’s Assistant with the Second-Year Seminary Class for her second year in a row. And, has been privileged to guide groups through her workshops, “Contemplative Cycling” and “Paddling with the Prophets.” Julie has a keen interest in Contemplative Practices across the wisdom traditions, and is currently working on setting some of those practices onto the saddle in her forthcoming book, Back to the Hub: Spiritual Practices for Contemplative Cycling. Blessed be the wonder of wandering the world on a wheel!

Claudia Ruth Kohn

Rev. Claudia Ruth Kohn

Rev. Claudia Ruth Kohn is a graduate of One Spirit Seminary, class of 2019. She is a Chaplain at New York Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital, using her Buddhist and Interfaith practice to provide compassionate care. She is a poet, a Reiki Master Teacher, and mother to four wonderful children. Originally from Boston, Claudia has lived in many parts of the world including Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Currently she lives in the Upper West Side of Manhattan with her husband and many plants.

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If you have questions about registering for this course, please contact One Spirit Learning Alliance by email to [email protected] or call 212-931-6840.

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