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Workshop 5: Mind Practices

Workshop 5: Mind Practices
Workshop 5: Mind Practices

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  • I call that mind free, which escapes the bondage of matter, which, instead of stopping at the material universe and making it a prison wall...
  • Activity Minutes Welcoming and Entering 0 Opening 5 Activity 1: Sharing Names 5 Activity 2: The Story of the Mystic and the Scientist 10...
  • 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: The Mystic and the Scientist (one copy for leader, plus several copies for participants who may...
  • Materials for Activity Copies of Handout 1: Identifying a Mind Practice (one per participant) Pens or pencils (one per participant) Clock,...
  • Materials for Activity Copies of Handout 2: Stages of Spiritual Growth (one per participant) Optional: Microphone (preferably cordless)...
  • 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 Questions listed on newsprint or a digital slide (see Preparation) Clock, watch, or timer Bell Optional: Computer,...
  • Use your responses on Handout 1: Identifying a Mind Practice to engage with something that fascinates you. If you journal, take some time...
  • One day a Religious Man approached a Mystic and asked, “Does God exist?” “Allow me to go within for an answer,” the Mystic replied. After...
  • This exercise is designed to help you develop and nurture spiritual practices of the mind. Respond to the following questions: 1. What...
  • WHAT STAGE ARE YOU IN? A Faith Stage Checklist from Finding Your Religion by Scotty McLennan (HarperSanFrancisco, 1999) Reprinted with...
  • McLennan, Scotty. Finding Your Religion: When the Faith You Grew Up With Has Lost Its Meaning . HarperSanFrancisco, 1999. Murry, William...

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