Theme: SPIRITUAL PRACTICE
February 1: Presenter: Emilie Falc, Coordinator: Sarah Dixen
FRIENDS ON THE PATH
Finding time and space to meditate in our busy lives can feel like a huge effort to find some alone time. However, practicing meditation is not a practice of being alone. Practicing meditation develops our sense of interconnectedness along with mindfulness, equanimity, love and gratitude.
February 8: Presenter: Dr. David Leung, Coordinator: Deb Ward
THE SPIRITUAL PRACTICE OF PERFORMANCE
Dr. Leung will share how playing the violin is, for him, a spiritual practice and a spiritual experience. He is an assistant professor of violin at Saint Mary’s University of MN, and music director of their chamber orchestra. David is a violin soloist, recitalist, chamber musician, concertmaster and orchestral conductor.
February15: Presenter: Ann Tyndall, Coordinator: Deb Ward
IS SPIRITUAL PRACTICE LIKE PRACTICING THE PIANO?
I have been following the Shambhala Buddhist Path for 12 years. Meditation is the centerpiece of this lineage of Buddhism devoted to creating enlightened society. I am pleased to share some of my experiences with spiritual practice and my thoughts about the value that spiritual practice adds to life. (Ann Tyndall holds Unitarian Universalist and Shambhala Buddhist Ordinations. After a number years serving as a Unitarian Universalist parish minister and a brief sojourn as a veterinary technician Ann trained as a hospital chaplain. She is a staff chaplain at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in La Crosse where she works on maternal, children and inpatient behavioral health units.)
February 22: Discussion Sunday, Coordinator: Laura Armstrong
SPIRITUAL PRACTICES SHOW AND TELL
This program will give us an opportunity to discuss our own spiritual practices. Come ready to share your own approach and to learn from the experience of others.
Services are held at 10 am each Sunday, from September to May in Lourdes Hall, 457 Gould St., Winona. All are welcome to come for Silent Meditation (with brief meditation instructions) at 9am Sundays in the K-4 classroom. People who like to sing are encouraged to “warm up” their voices with Nancy at 9:45 am before the Sunday Services.