Workshop 8: Life Practices Part of Spirit in Practice In This Section Introduction From Spirit in Practice "Tell me, why do we require a trip to Mount Everest in order to be able to perceive one moment of reality? I mean ...... Workshop-at-a-Glance From Spirit in Practice Activity Minutes Welcoming and Entering 0 Opening 5 Activity 1: Sharing Names 5 Activity 2: The Story of the Wise Fool 10 Activity 3: Three Practices 35... Spiritual Preparation From Spirit in Practice Leaders are encouraged to prepare for the workshop not only by gathering supplies and reviewing the workshop's activities, but also by engaging in a... Welcoming and Entering From Spirit in Practice Materials for Activity Sign-in sheet (see Preparation) Pen or pencil Name tags Bold markers Copies of Spirit in Practice Series Schedule (see Preparatio... Opening From Spirit in Practice Activity time: 5 minutes Materials for Activity Altar or centering table Cloth for covering altar or centering table Chalice and candle Matches or light... Activity 1: Sharing Names From Spirit in Practice Activity time: 5 minutes Materials for Activity Optional: Microphone (preferably cordless) Preparation for Activity Be sure that participants have made... Activity 2: The Story Of The Wise Fool From Spirit in Practice Activity time: 10 minutes Materials for Activity Review the story in advance so that you can present it effectively.... Activity 3: Three Practices From Spirit in Practice Activity time: 35 minutes Materials for Activity If you have more than one hour to present this workshop, review Alternate Activity 2 for ideas on how t... Closing From Spirit in Practice Activity time: 5 minutes Materials for Activity Altar or centering table Cloth for covering altar or centering table Chalice and candle Chalice... Leader Reflection and Planning From Spirit in Practice After the workshop, co-leaders should make a time to get together to evaluate this workshop and plan future workshops. Use these questions to guide your... Alternate Activity 1: The Presence Of Spirit From Spirit in Practice Activity time: 30 minutes Materials for Activity Questions listed on newsprint or a digital slide (see Preparation) Clock, watch, or timer Bell Optional... Alternate Activity 2: Further Exploration Of Three Practices From Spirit in Practice Activity time: 20 minutes Materials for Activity... Taking It Home From Spirit in Practice The following tips can help you develop spiritual awareness in the everyday. Celebrate what you're already doing.... The Wise Fool From Spirit in Practice Once the great Sufi holy man and wise fool Nasreddin Hodja was walking down the street when a group of women came running up to him.... Handout 1: Sacred Rest From Spirit in Practice Nearly every religious tradition encourages taking times of pure rest. In the Jewish tradition this is called “Sabbath,” a complete break from all... Handout 2: Spirituality and Money From Spirit in Practice People often think that money and spirituality are unrelated or even contradictory. We recall the sayings “Money is the root of all evil” and “It is... Handout 3: Eating in Community From Spirit in Practice When people hear the word “communion,” they usually think of the Christian service of sharing bread and wine (or grape juice) in commemoration of... Find Out More From Spirit in Practice Alexander, Scott W., ed. Ev… Spiritual Practice: Simple Pathways for Enriching Your Life. Skinner House Books, 1999. Bass, Dorothy C., ed.... PREVIOUS: Find Out More UP: Spirit in Practice NEXT: Introduction Download all of Spirit in Practice (Word) (PDF) to edit or print.