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Session 7: The Power of Silence

Session 7: The Power of Silence
Session 7: The Power of Silence

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  • Let us be silent, that we may hear the whispers of the gods. — Ralph Waldo Emerson The power of air is the power of silence, of clearing...
  • Activity Minutes Opening 5 Activity 1: Story — One Square Inch 10 Activity 2: Sound Observation 14 Activity 3: Nature Sounds 12 Activity 4...
  • Find a place where you can be quiet with your thoughts. Close your eyes and breathe deeply for several minutes, perhaps repeating a word or...
  • Materials for Activity Chalice or LED/battery-operated candle Opening Words for Basket (Session 1, Leader Resource 1), and basket Cloth for...
  • Materials for Activity Story, " One Square Inch " Optional: Computer with Internet connection, and large monitor or digital projector and...
  • Materials for Activity Newsprint, markers (red, green, and blue), and tape Clipboards, paper, and pencils for all participants Preparation...
  • Materials for Activity Computer with Internet access Preparation for Activity Preview the Nature Songs website , and select sounds to play...
  • Materials for Activity Leader Resource 1, Meditation - Square Inch of Silence Bell or chime Optional: Pillows or mats Preparation for...
  • Materials for Activity Circle of Elements mural from Session 1 Leader Resource 2, " Silence" Circle , and tape Closing Words for Basket (...
  • Reflect on and discuss with your co-leader(s): How did the timing go today? What might we do to make it work better? What worked well? What...
  • Materials for Activity Optional: Digital still and/or video cameras Preparation for Activity This activity is designed to implement the...
  • Materials for Activity Attractive bowl Smooth stones, at least one for each participant Preparation for Activity Fill the bowl halfway with...
  • Materials for Activity Newsprint, markers, and tape Hand-held video game device(s), such as Game Boy, DS, or iPod Touch Music, and a music...
  • Let us be silent, that we may hear the whispers of the gods. — Ralph Waldo Emerson IN TODAY'S SESSION... the children heard about Gordon...
  • On a moss-covered log, in the middle of the Hoh Rain Forest, in Olympic National Park in Washington State, there's reddish, square-ish...
  • Please close your eyes, and place your hands, palms open, in your lap. Shrug your shoulders up toward your ears. Push them up as high and...
  • Printing This Handout Download a high-resolution copy of this Handout (PDF) for printing
  • Visit the One Square Inch of Silence website . Read an article about one person's visit with Gordon Hempton .

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