Workshop 2: Personal Spiritual Practices

Workshop 2: Personal Spiritual Practices
Workshop 2: Personal Spiritual Practices

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  • There is guidance for each of us, and by lowly listening, we shall hear the right word. Certainly there is a right for you that needs no...
  • Activity Minutes Welcoming and Entering 0 Opening 5 Activity 1: Sharing Names 5 Activity 2: The Story of Pablo Casals 10 Activity 3: Prayer...
  • Leaders are encouraged to prepare for the workshop not only by gathering supplies and reviewing the workshop's activities, but also by...
  • Materials for Activity Sign-in sheet (see Preparation) Pen or pencil Name tags Bold markers Copies of Spirit in Practice Series Schedule (...
  • Materials for Activity Altar or centering table Cloth for covering altar or centering table Chalice and candle Matches or lighter Copies of...
  • Materials for Activity Optional: Microphone (preferably cordless) Preparation for Activity Be sure that participants have made name tags...
  • Materials for Activity Copies of Story 1: Pablo Casals (one copy for leader, plus several copies for participants who may wish to read...
  • Materials for Activity Copies of Handout 1: A Unitarian Universalist Prayer Bead Practice (one per person) Newsprint Markers Easel Optional...
  • Materials for Activity Altar or centering table Cloth for covering altar or centering table Chalice and candle Chalice extinguisher Copies...
  • After the workshop, co-leaders should make a time to get together to evaluate this workshop and plan future workshops. Use these questions...
  • Materials for Activity Pillows and cushions for participants' use Leader Resource 1: Breathing Meditation Optional: Microphone Preparation...
  • Materials for Activity Leader Resource 2: Guided Intercessory Prayer Bell Clock, watch, or timer Optional: Microphone Preparation for...
  • Read Handout 1: A Unitarian Universalist Prayer Bead Practice. Experiment with it. You may wish to create your own set of prayer beads as...
  • Pablo Casals, born in Vendrell, Spain to a Puerto Rican mother, is thought by many to be the greatest cellist who ever lived. His...
  • What follows is not intended to dictate how to pray, but rather is a suggested structure onto which you can hang your own developing prayer...
  • By Kevin Durkin
    Lie on your back in a comfortable position with arms and legs extended. If there is any pain in your back, place a pillow under your knees...
  • I invite you to close your eyes. Breathe in and breathe out, slowly and gently. Bring quiet to your mind—gently bring stillness to your...
  • Wikstrom, Erik Walker. Simply Pray: A Modern Spiritual Practice to Deepen Your Life . Skinner House Books, 2005. Nhat Hanh, Thich. The...

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