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Spirituality


Spiritual events

Special Screening of "Walk With Me"

Date & Time: 
Jan 13 2018 - 4:00pm - 5:30pm

With unprecedented access, ‘Walk With Me’ takes us deep inside the world-famous monastery of Zen Buddhist master Thich Nhat Hanh, and captures the life of a monastic community who have given up all their possessions for one common purpose – to practice the art of mindfulness.

Filmed over three years, this visceral film is a meditation on a community determined to develop a deep sense of presence, not just for themselves but for all those they love.

As the seasons come and go, the monastics’ inner journey is amplified by insights from Thich Nhat Hanh’s early journals, narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch.

Brown Bag Lunch Series: What is Baha'i?

Date & Time: 
Dec 28 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

If you've never heard of Baha’i, you might want to find out, since it will be around for a long time. Or perhaps you have an inkling of it, but want to know more. With Lisa Blake.


Brown Bag Lunch Series: What is Baha'i?

Date & Time: 
Dec 21 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

If you've never heard of Baha’i, you might want to find out, since it will be around for a long time. Or perhaps you have an inkling of it, but want to know more. With Lisa Blake.


Brown Bag Lunch Series: What is Baha'i?

Date & Time: 
Sep 28 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

If you missed past opportunities to attend this event, join us today! If you've never heard of Baha’i, you might want to find out, since it will be around for a long time. Or you have an inkling of it, but want to know more. With Lisa Blake.


Brown Bag Lunch Series: What is Baha'i?

Date & Time: 
Sep 27 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

If you've never heard of Baha’i, you might want to find out, since it will be around for a long time. Or you have an inkling of it, but want to know more. With Lisa Blake. This event will also take place on Thursday 9/28. 

Brown Bag Lunch Series: What is Baha'i?

Date & Time: 
Sep 22 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

If you've never heard of Baha’i, you might want to find out, since it will be around for a long time. Or perhaps you have an inkling of it, but want to know more. With Lisa Blake. This event will also take place on September 25th, 27th and 28th.


Brown Bag Lunch Series: Align with Your Best Self

Date & Time: 
Sep 6 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Astrology is an ancient wisdom technique that helps people understand themselves in the context of time and cycle, as well as relationship and place. We as multidimensional beings have incarnated not just onto the 3-d earthly plane, but into the solar system. Real astrology works because the planets are not separate from us. We are in the Sun, the moon, and Venus. We are not separate from our environment, our world, each other, our heredity. Though we exist as individuals with an individual program, we also exist as a part of a continuum. Where are you on the map? The astrology chart is your personal map. Linda Guzynski uses the language and art of astrology to help you understand yourself and function more effectively in the world.

Brown Bag Lunch Series: Walking the Labyrinth

Date & Time: 
Aug 14 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm

 

Learn to walk the labyrinth as a self-care and mindfulness tool

Sadelle Wiltshire will give a brief introduction to the labyrinth and offer an experiential labyrinth walk as a mindfulness practice using an 18-foot canvas labyrinth. Small finger labyrinths for those who are more comfortable sitting will be available. A short film will also be shown. Sit and reflect after the walk, with papers for journaling or drawing, or share vocally, if you wish. This event will go to 1:30


Brown Bag Lunch at the River Garden: Align with Your Best Self

Date & Time: 
Jul 28 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Astrology helps people understand themselves in the context of time and cycle, as well as relationship and place. We as multidimensional beings have incarnated not just onto the 3-d earthly plane, but into the solar system.The planets are not separate from us. We are not separate from our environment, our world, each other, our heredity.  The astrology chart is your personal map. Linda uses the language and art of astrology to help you understand yourself and function more effectively in the world.

Brown Bag Lunch at the River Garden: Meet and Greet with Alley Brook

Date & Time: 
Jul 27 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

This is a preview to a workshop being held this weekend with Conduit Alley Brook. Alley leads this discussion about how to evolve spiritually, what it looks like to unravel your onion, and how to connect to the Beings of Light while evolving your Spiritual Potential.

BAJC's Annual Chanukah Party!

Date & Time: 
Dec 23 2016 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Oy Chanukah,
Oy Chanukah!


Please join us for the annual BAJC Chanukah Party
on Friday December 23. We will start at 5:00 pm with an hour of story and study; we’ll look at how the story of Chanukah is told in the Books of the Maccabees and after, and
what it means to us now in this era of zealotry and intolerance. Then at 6:00 pm we’ll light Shabbat candles – it’s the day before Chanukah really begins, so (sadly) we won’t be lighting our Chanukiot (menorahs) this year. We'll sing Shabbat blessings and a Chanukah song. Then we’ll feast on latkes, applesauce and sour cream, with veggies side dishes and
sufganiyot (jelly doughnuts) and chocolate gelt for dessert. After our latke

Thanksgiving Day Service

Date & Time: 
Nov 24 2016 - 10:30am - 12:00pm

There will be a Thanksgiving Day Service at First Church of Christ, Scientist, 57 Putney Rd from 10:45-11:45.
At this service there will be singing of hymns, prayer, readings from The Bible and from Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, and a period in which people from the congregation have the opportunity to share expressions of gratitude.
All are welcome.

Interfaith Service of Thanksgiving

Date & Time: 
Nov 22 2016 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

There will be an Interfaith Service of Thanksgiving on Tuesday Nov 22 at 7 pm, held at the First Baptist Church, 190 Main Street in Brattleboro. Leaders and members of various faith communities will be involved, sharing from their own traditions. There will be music provided by a community chorus directed by Peter Amidon.
This is an opportunity to celebrate and give thanks for the amazing support and generosity of neighbor to neighbor in our community; and recognizing in the midst of all the ups and downs of life, we have many blessings to share.
An offering of non-perishables or monetary contributions will be accepted at the door to benefit the Brattleboro Groundworks Collaborative Drop-in Center and Overflow Shelter.

Community Shabbat Dinner

Date & Time: 
Aug 26 2016 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Join Brattleboro Area Jewish Community Friday evening, August 26th, for a community
Shabbat.  Starting at 5 pm we’ll have some time to enjoy our beautiful land in late summer with a Shabbat walk. At 6
pm we’ll gather for an end-of-summer dinner, with blessings, candle lighting,
and songs. Donations are requested in advance for the dinner that will be
provided, but no one will be turned away. Please let Cantor Kate know you (and
how many others) are coming.

Brown Bag Lunch at the River Garden: Angel Card Readings with Linda Manning

Date & Time: 
Jun 17 2016 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Linda is a certified Angel Card Reader and
receives messages through a client’s spirit guides. The client should leave the
session with positive information and sometimes a sense of reassurance of what
one already knows.

Brown Bag Lunch at the River Garden: Angel Card Readings with Linda Manning

Date & Time: 
May 23 2016 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Linda, a certified Angel Card Reader, receives messages through a client’s spirit guides. The client should leave the session with positive information and sometimes a sense of reassurance of what one already knows.

Crown Chakra Gong Meditation

Date & Time: 
Apr 24 2016 - 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Crown Chakra and Gong Meditation
Sunday April 24th
​3:00-4:30

Ready to raise your vibration? This month we will have an opportunity to explore the Crown Chakra "Sahasrara" through a healing gong meditation. Local sound healer Stephan Brandstatter will join us at healixyoga for a special Sunday afternoon restorative meditation practice. Emily will provide a brief and gentle yoga warm up, after which we will progress through a series of 3 15-minute meditation sequences in a variety of restorative poses while Stephan fills our sacred healixyoga space with the positive vibrations of sound. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY.

That's Funny - You Don't Look Gnostic!

Date & Time: 
Apr 10 2016 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Join us Sunday April 10th from 3:00-5:00 p.m to
explore Gnosticism with Rabbi Andrea Cohen-Keiner. Gnosticism is the shared
root of Jewish, Christian and other ancient Mediterranean faiths and cultures.
But just what exactly is shared between these various religions? What is
Gnosticism? How is it embedded in Jewish text, life and practice today?  During our afternoon with Rabbi Andrea, we
will explore the core concepts of the Jewish mystical tradition and its Gnostic
roots. We will ask what the core insights of this tradition are, and how it is
reflected today in our communities.  As
these principles draw us into a deeper understanding of our own beliefs and
practices, we will also gain the ability to have meaningful interfaith dialogue
with others.

Community Passover Seder

Date & Time: 
Apr 23 2016 - 5:30pm - 8:30pm

Community Passover Seder

Brown Bag Lunch at the River Garden: Mary Baker Eddy: A Life of Discovery

Date & Time: 
Mar 11 2016 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

In honor of National Women’s History Month, Chet Manchester talks about Mary Baker Eddy (1821-1910), who discovered a healing system through prayer and founded a religion which became the First Church of Christ. Chet is a member of the Christian Science Board of Lectureship and has worked as creative director for the Mary Baker Eddy Library in Boston.

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