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Events the Past Three Months


Beginning Your Spiritual Autobiography

Saturday, January 3, 2015, 9:00am - 3:00pm
The Priory Spirituality Center, 500 College St NE, Lacey 98516

info.. The Priory Spirituality Center 360-438-2595; prioryprograms@gmail.com
Website.. http://www.stplacid.org

Admission/cost.. $60

Using The Story of Your Life by Dan Wakefield, Sue will lead you through "prompts" of varied modes to explore the dance between your faith and life experiences. Community and gratitude often result from the process. Not a writing class- a variety of abilities are expected and welcome.

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"Audience Up!" - Playback Theatre Performance

Friday, 1/9/15
7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Traditions Cafe, 300 - 5th Avenue SW, Olympia 98501

info.. (360) 943-6772
Website.. [http://www.heartsparkle.org Cost..Suggested donation: $7-12 (no one turned away)

Join the Heartsparkle Players for an evening of Playback Theatre where we invite you, the audience to join us on stage. Come and have some fun! .

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Compline

Saturday, January 10, 2015, 9:00am - 3:00pm
The Priory Spirituality Center, 500 College St NE, Lacey 98516

info.. The Priory Spirituality Center 360-438-2595; prioryprograms@gmail.com
Website.. http://www.stplacid.org

Admission/cost.. $50

In the last 50 years, there has been a renewed interest in the daily prayer of the Church, also known as the Divine Hours or "fixed-hour prayer." Ken Peterson, who sings the service of Compline every Sunday night at St. Mark's Cathedral, Seattle, will give a presentation about the history and spirituality of the office. There will be opportunities to chant several Compline liturgies, both in eastern and western Christian traditions.

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Experiential Neurotheology

Saturday, January 17, 2015, 9:00am - 3:00pm
The Priory Spirituality Center, 500 College St NE, Lacey 98516

info.. The Priory Spirituality Center 360-438-2595; prioryprograms@gmail.com
Website.. http://www.stplacid.org

Admission/cost.. $50

What can modern neuroscience contribute to understanding the experience of the divine? Come and learn more! Experience various practices including concentrative meditation, mindfulness meditation and visionary meditation. We will also examine some inexpensive as well as more expensive technology to facilitate the meditative embrace of the divine.

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8th Annual MLK Meditative/Peace Walk

Sunday, January 18
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Marathon Park

This Sunday, Jan 18th, from 12-1:30 we will be having our 8th annual meditative walk around Capitol Lake. We meet at Marathon Park at 11:45 and commence sharply at 12. Richard Miles (our founder/leader) has had some health issues and hasn't had time to do any advertising - but he will be there to lead us once again. So please email this along and post on social media if you have that ability. over the years, I have found it to be such an inspiring event, starting the new year by being in community, in silence, while stepping towards - re-pledging allegiance towards both inner and outer peace. All the best.


Beginner's Silent Retreat

Friday - Sunday, January 16-18, 2015, Fri 7:15PM - Sun 1:30PM
The Priory Spirituality Center, 500 College St NE, Lacey 98516

info.. The Priory Spirituality Center 360-438-2595; prioryprograms@gmail.com
Website.. http://www.stplacid.org

Admission/cost.. $150, or $195 w/ Spiritual Direction

Take the plunge into a silent retreat. Learn firsthand new ways of being and resting in God by praying, using scripture, journaling, and art. We will begin with an introduction to a silent retreat, make a silent retreat, and have a closing with opportunities to share what happened in the silence.

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One-ing: Entering through the Mystics' Gate

Saturday, January 24, 2015, 9:00am - 3:00pm
The Priory Spirituality Center, 500 College St NE, Lacey 98516

info.. The Priory Spirituality Center 360-438-2595; prioryprograms@gmail.com
Website.. http://www.stplacid.org

Admission/cost.. $50

Poets, saints and mystics tell us only one thing is needed: moment-by-moment connection to the divine. Why then is it so hard to release our anxious, muttering little selves, to enter the serenity and joy of divine Self? This practical workshop explores the spiritual practice and experience that Julian of Norwich called "one-ing."

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Chili Dinner fundraiser

Saturday, January 24
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Lacey Community Church, 4501 - 19th Ave SE, Lacey, WA 98503

info.. Jeanette @ 360-359-8728 Website..laceycommunitychurch.com]

Admission/cost.. Suggested Donation: $10/Person, $5/Children or Low Income

A chili dinner fundraiser to raise monies for the Interfaith Works Shelter, and for Church of the Brethren in Nigeria, who have suffered many losses from Boko Haram.

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Jewish Choral Concert with Linda Hirschhorn "Shabbat Shira the Sabbath of Song"

Saturday, January 31, 2015
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Temple Beth Hatfiloh, 201 - 8th Avenue SE, Olympia 98501

info.. Choir Director, Lydia Beth Leimbach: greenacts@icloud.com or (360) 878-1013
Website.. http://bethhatfiloh.com

Admission/cost.. Free, donations accepted.

A concert to celebrate Shabbat Shira the Sabbath of Song - will be lead by Cantor Linda Hirschhorn, a prominent singer, songwriter, and storyteller. The concert begins with a community choir that will have spent the week working under Hirschhorn's direction, followed by Cantor Hirschhorn performing an engaging solo set of singing and storytelling.

Donations will be requested at the door to help support the Temple music program.

Hirschhorn has been performing for since the age of 15 and has received extensive musical training in New York, Jerusalem and California. In addition to regular concert and club appearances, Linda has performed at numerous colleges, synagogues, conferences, festivals and rallies both as a soloist as well as with Vocolot, her women's a cappella vocal group. She has recorded eight albums of original compositions, including her latest album, "Amazed". Drawing from a variety of musical styles and texts, Linda's music reflects her deep concern for peace, justice, and compassion.

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3 Master Classes & Concert with Cantor Linda Hirschhorn

Wed, Thu, Sat, January 28, 29 & 31, 2015
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm (Wed, Thu)
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm (Sat)
Temple Beth Hatfiloh, 201 - 8th Avenue SE, Olympia 98501

info.. Choir Director, Lydia Beth Leimbach: greenacts@icloud.com or (360) 878-1013
Website.. http://bethhatfiloh.com

Admission/cost.. $75/person

Known for her creative arrangements and engaging performance style, Cantor Linda Hirschhorn will return to Olympia to share her music and lead the community in singing to celebrate Shabbat Shira, the Sabbath of Song. All community members are welcome to participate in 3 master classes on January 28, 29, and 31 under Hirschhorn's direction. This community choir will learn several of her compositions and then perform in a public concert on Saturday, January 31 at 7:00 p.m., where Linda will also perform a solo set of engaging Jewish music and storytelling. Temple Beth Hatfiloh brought Cantor Hirschhorn to Olympia for a similar program in 2009. Don't miss the opportunity to work with this master artist!

Online registration for the classes is open to everyone by going to http://bethhatfiloh.com. The fee is $75 per participant, which includes participation in all three classes and the concert.

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Parables and the Enneagram

Friday - Saturday, January 30-31, 2015, Fri 7:15PM - Sat 4:00pm
The Priory Spirituality Center, 500 College St NE, Lacey 98516

info.. The Priory Spirituality Center 360-438-2595; prioryprograms@gmail.com
Website.. http://www.stplacid.org

Admission/cost.. $60, or $120 w/ overnight stay/meals

Based on the book Parables and the Enneagram by Clarence Thomson, this class will explore how specific insights of the parables speak to the spiritual liberation of the nine ennea-types.

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Sound Counterpoint - Fundraiser Concert for St. Placid Priory

Sunday, February 1
2 pm
The Priory Spirituality Center, 500 College Street NE, Lacey, 98516

info.. 360-438-2595, prioryprograms@gmail.com
Website.. http://www.stplacid.org

Admission/cost.. Adults $25; Seniors & Students $15

Sound Counterpoint will offer a program of German Baroque Chamber Music for recorder, oboe, violin and harpsichord. Tickets available at the Priory Bookstore, the Spirituality Center, Brown Paper Tickets www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1024746 or at the door.

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OPEN HOUSE Interfaith Works Emergency Overnight Shelter

Saturday, February 7
10 am - 2 pm
First Christian Church, 701 Franklin St SE, Olympia 98501 (Shelter door is below the stairs in the parking lot)

info.. Meg Martin, Shelter Director, meg@iwshelter.org
Website.. http://iwshelter.org

Admission/cost.. Free

YOU'RE INVITED TO OUR OPEN HOUSE Join us for a tour, light refreshments, the opportunity to learn more about our program and what happens day to day in the shelter. Shelter guests will show visitors around and share their personal experiences and perspectives. We're celebrating three months of full operations. So many people from different parts of Olympia and Thurston County worked very hard to get this program off the ground. We want to share with everyone the fruits of the community's labor! We are very proud of what we have created and we think you will be too. Mark your calendars! We hope to see you at our open house.

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The Aramaic Jesus -- Dancing with Yeshua

Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
State Capitol Museum Coach House, 211 21st Ave SW in Olympia

info.. halspencer@comcast.net
Website.. http://www.seattledancesofuniversalpeace.org/events/15_02_07_aramaic.htm

Admission/cost.. donation

The community is invited to a day-long workshop offering a unique doorway into the experience of Jesus' teaching, in the Aramaic language which he spoke. Facilitator Jo Curtz and others will share perspectives, practices, chants, and Dances of Universal Peace (simple circle dances) from the work of Dr. Neil Douglas-Klotz, scholar of Native Middle Eastern spiritual traditions and originator of many Dances of Universal Peace. (See for example his presentation of the "Lord's Prayer" in Aramaic: http://abwoon.org/library/aramaic-prayer-meaning-and-movements/)

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Drawing as Prayer

Saturday, February 7, 2015, 9:00am - 3:00pm
The Priory Spirituality Center, 500 College St NE, Lacey 98516

info.. The Priory Spirituality Center 360-438-2595; prioryprograms@gmail.com
Website.. http://www.stplacid.org

Admission/cost.. $50

We will draw, sketch, doodle, and scribble on paper as a way of seeking and being with God. We will learn how to draw people and things, but this is not an art class. This is a prayer and meditation session. No art experience necessary.

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Your Sacred Heart

Saturday, February 14, 2015, 9:00am - 3:00pm
The Priory Spirituality Center, 500 College St NE, Lacey 98516

info.. The Priory Spirituality Center 360-438-2595; prioryprograms@gmail.com
Website.. http://www.stplacid.org

Admission/cost.. $50

Come and spend a day with wool fleece, felting needles, colors, textures and your heart. We will learn needle felting techniques while listening to our hearts in a quiet atmosphere of prayer and reflection. You do not need to have prior experience to enjoy this day of creativity, play, and insight.

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Life Giving Writing

Saturday, February 21, 2015, 9:00am - 3:00pm
The Priory Spirituality Center, 500 College St NE, Lacey 98516

info.. The Priory Spirituality Center 360-438-2595; prioryprograms@gmail.com
Website.. http://www.stplacid.org

Admission/cost.. $50

Do you long to write fiction, or a memoir, or journaling, or... whatever? This workshop will include both the inspiration and nuts-and-bolts sides of writing. Come with what you're already writing; come with questions and struggles. Come and see!

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The Wilderness Speaks: Lenten Journey

Friday - Sunday, February 20-22, 2015, Fri 7:15pm - Sun 1:30pm
The Priory Spirituality Center, 500 College St NE, Lacey 98516

info.. The Priory Spirituality Center 360-438-2595; prioryprograms@gmail.com
Website.. http://www.stplacid.org

Admission/cost.. $150 or $185 w/ Spiritual Direction

Follow Jesus into the wilderness for greater solitude. Take time to deepen your spiritual journey in silence during Lent. The opening session will involve prayer, relaxation and preparation for the retreat with some materials for possible use during the retreat. The retreat will close with group prayer and sharing. For those who wish, a spiritual director will be available to listen with you as you discern the actions of God in your life. You are also welcome to join the Benedictine Sisters for Liturgy of the Hours and the Eucharist.

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The Veil is Thin: A Spiritual Look at Near Death Experiences

Saturday, 2/28/2015, 9:00am - 3:00pm
The Priory Spirituality Center, 500 College St NE, Lacey 98516

info.. The Priory Spirituality Center, 360-438-2595
Website.. http://www.stplacid.org

Admission/cost.. $50

Near Death Experiences are portals of grace that transform lives. Richard Rohr, St. Paul, Elizabeth Kubler Ross, hospice workers and medical experts have explored this topic in depth. This workshop offers time of reflection, questions, discussion and shared "portal moments". We invite open minds and open hearts.

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Benedictine Vocation Discernment

Saturday- Sunday, February 28- March 1, 2015, Sat 9:00am - Sun 12:30pm
The Priory Spirituality Center, 500 College St NE, Lacey 98516

info.. The Priory Spirituality Center 360-438-2595; prioryprograms@gmail.com
Website.. http://www.stplacid.org

Admission/cost.. No fee

Come join the Sisters to listen to your call from Scripture, and hear about Benedictine community from the Prologue of the Rule of Benedict. Experience being with the Sisters for reflection time, prayer, dialogue, work and leisure. If you are a Catholic single woman discerning whether you have a vocation to the Benedictine way of life, this is a wonderful opportunity to share in community life with the Sisters of St. Placid Priory.

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The Women Who Followed Jesus

Saturday, March 7, 2015, 9:00am - 3:00pm
The Priory Spirituality Center, 500 College St NE, Lacey 98516

info.. The Priory Spirituality Center 360-438-2595; prioryprograms@gmail.com
Website.. http://www.stplacid.org

Admission/cost.. $50

Who are the women named in the Gospels as followers of Jesus? Who are the "many others" who remain unnamed? We will take a close look at the various gospel passages about Jesus' women followers, especially at his death and resurrection, and explore how their witness still speaks to us today.

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Celtic Patterns, Celtic Prayer

Saturday, March 14, 2015, 9:30am - 3:30pm
The Priory Spirituality Center, 500 College St NE, Lacey 98516

info.. The Priory Spirituality Center 360-438-2595; prioryprograms@gmail.com
Website.. http://www.stplacid.org

Admission/cost.. $60

Together we'll chant ancient prayers from the Carmina Gadelica and Breastplate of St. Patrick. Victoria will guide us through Celtic manuscript illuminations of the Book of Kells and the Lindisfarne Gospels. We will draw inspiration and spiritual nourishment from Celtic saints, along with thoughts and prayers from contemporary Celtic writers.

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Heart and Soul

Friday, March 20, 2015, 8:00pm
South Sound Manor, 455 North St SE, Tumwater

info.. Kathy 360-951-1155, officemanager@cslolympia.org
Website.. http://www.cslolympia.org

Admission/cost.. $25

Music and dancing featuring LaVon Hardison and Brent Pendleton.

Proceeds from this event benefit the Center for Spiritual Living, Olympia and Interfaith Works.

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Art of Self-Compassion and Mindful Meditation

Saturday, March 21, 2015, 9:00am - 3:00pm
The Priory Spirituality Center, 500 College St NE, Lacey 98516

info.. The Priory Spirituality Center 360-438-2595; prioryprograms@gmail.com
Website.. http://www.stplacid.org

Admission/cost.. $60

The art of self-compassion promotes compassion to oneself and hence, compassion for all living beings in the world we share. Discover through reflection and meditation how this practice can help you honor and accept your humanness, enhance interpersonal relationships and promote care of the spirit.

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Silent Centering Prayer Retreat

Friday - Sunday, March 20-22, 2015, Fri 7:15pm - Sun 1:30pm
The Priory Spirituality Center, 500 College St NE, Lacey 98516

info.. The Priory Spirituality Center 360-438-2595; prioryprograms@gmail.com
Website.. http://www.stplacid.org

Admission/cost.. $180

Take your relationship with God and your Centering Prayer practice deeper on this weekend silent retreat. Retreat includes periods of Centering Prayer and time for solitude within the intentional silence observed throughout the entire retreat. Intended for those with at least 6 months of daily Centering Prayer practice.

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