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  • March 1, 2020 - "The Body and Redemption" - Corey Passons led a celebration that recalls some of the negative teachings about the body he received in his earlier religious life and his own path of redemption toward naming and knowing the body as GOOD.
  • February 23, 2020 - Bethanie Sand led a celebration about anxiety and its effects on our system referencing wisdom and embodied practices from the yogic tradition.
  • February 16, 2020 - Corey Passons led a celebration that explored the "two rivers" of knowledge and wisdom and then led a guided meditation moving through the chakras.
  • February 2, 2020 - World Interfaith Harmony Week - CIC welcomed Dr. Erica Martin (Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs, Instructor of Hebrew Scriptures at Seattle University's School of Theology and Ministry) who discussed the hidden expressions of embodiment and sexuality in the Hebrew Bible and how sacred texts contain and reveal wisdom on many levels.
  • January 19, 2020 - MLK celebration wherein a panel of CIC folks shared learnings from a six-month class they did together on white privilege.
  • January 12, 2020 - Hal Spencer led a celebration on the spirituality of aging.
  • December 15, 2019 - Corey Passons leads a guided meditation on an ancient Buddhist teaching tale as a means of expanding (and focusing!) the capacity of Advent.
  • December 8, 2019 - Sadie Gillom led a celebration to celebrate the animals in our lives and the impact they can have on our bodies.
  • December 1, 2019 - Corey Passons leads an interfaith exploration of the first day of Advent.
  • November 24, 2019 - Jodi Kline (AKA Bernstein) led a celebration about values and sexuality.
  • November 17, 2019 - Corey Passons led a celebration about rest and the mind/body need for rest.
  • November 17, 2019 - Cindy Guertin-Anderson led a Yoga Nidra practice in this celebration.
  • November 3, 2019 - Corey Passons leads a celebration which invites a home-coming to the body itself and the alivenesss which animates us.
  • October 20, 2019 - Gratitude and Resilience - Corey Passons lead a celebration about the surprising durability of gratitude as a response to life... and what that looks like even the hard times. Special contribution by Kathy Pruitt as she shared part of her journey of embodiment and a practice that has been beneficial to her.
  • October 6, 2019 - Yom Kippur 5779 - Corey Passons and Jodi Bernstein co-lead a celebration that explores the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur and the rich connections possible from the central ideas of the holiday with our theme of embodiment.
  • September 29, 2019 - Kathleen Peppard hosts a community-supported celebration that enriches our journey into embodiment with voices and perspectives from CIC members.
  • September 22, 2019 - Corey Passons reflects on the different modes of gratitude with inspiration from texts of the Abrahamic faiths and a tribal statement from the Iroquois tribal confederation.
  • September 15, 2019 - Ted Ryle leads a Sufi Sesshin with song, dance, and time for contemplation and meditation.
  • September 8, 2019 - Corey Passons led Reunion Sunday and began to enter into the work of exploring the annual theme.
  • June 9, 2019 - Transition Sunday - Corey Passons recaps the theme of the year wherein we work to allow the dynamic of Life/God/Soul/Mind/Energy (many names!) to work through us for the sake of the whole world.
  • June 2, 2019 - Al and Sadie Gilliom lead a celebration about their story and the theme of hope.
  • May 26, 2019 - Kathleen Peppard leads a celebration about forgiveness through a story about her own family and an exploration of various wisdom teachers.
  • May 12, 2019 - Corey Passons leads a Mother's Day celebration by sharing a story from his recent trip to the Holy Land about openness and the radical "Yes!" which allows life to come into and through us all.
  • May 5, 2019 - Amy Alison-Taylor leads a celebration that explores some of the indigenous wisdom with spring rites and leads a May-pole dance.
  • April 21, 2019 - CIC Easter Celebration - Corey Passons leads a celebration that encounters the story of the resurrection through the wisdom teachings of Jesus.
  • April 14, 2019 - Thad Curtz shares aspects of Dante's comedy in relation to Easter and the shedding of attachments in a movement toward love.
  • April 7, 2019 - Corey Passons shares of his recent studies preparing for his upcoming Interfaith trip to the Holy Land. He shares about insights to the Lord's Prayer from a prominent Jewish, New Testament scholar, Amy Jill-Levine.
  • March 31, 2019 - Hilarie Hauptman leads the second of a two part series on end of life.
  • March 24, 2019 - Karen Lohmann leads a celebration on end of life.
  • March 17, 2019 - Corey Passons led a celebration that moved toward a shared space of naming our grief and pain in the light of the Christchurch mosque shootings. Through exploring the aspects of goodness through connection with Tao we can point to moments of disconnect.
  • March 3, 2019 - Corey Passons led a celebration that invited an invitation into Lent that welcomes accepting yourself even while moving into surrender to letting go of what is blocking the heart.
  • February 17, 2019 - Corey Passons led a celebration about the old idea of the "seeded soul" set against the production-minded, modern image of the human.
  • January 13, 2019 - Megan Parke led a Bodhi Day celebration.
  • January 6, 2019 - Corey Passons leads a celebration of reflection in three parts: Love, Serve, and Remember, which leads up to a dance via Ram Das of the same name.
  • December 24, 2018 - Some audio from the CIC Christmas Eve Celebration reflection at the Olympia Family Theater. Was such a fun night!!!
  • December 23, 2018 - Amy Taylor, Kathy Pruitt, Megan Parke, and Zoe Dailey lead a solstice celebration.
  • December 16, 2018 - Corey Passons leads a celebration about loving enemies, the circumference of love, and working with family during the holidays.
  • December 9, 2018 - Ted Ryle leads a celebration that explores the Aramaic beatitudes of Jesus.
  • November 25, 2018 - Dick Hauser and Joe Tougas lead a celebration about existentialism.
  • November 18, 2018 - Corey Passons leads a celebration that explores love as the ground of being through a sharing about one of his mentors and an ancient Jewish folktale.
  • November 11, 2018 - Karen Tvedt led a celebration about her experience attending to a loved one dealing with dementia and the spiritual work of looking to the realities of end of life care.
  • November 4, 2018 - Corey Passons led a celebration that "grounded" the metaphors of Soul, Energy, and Mind into Earth through various practices.
  • October 21, 2018 - Corey Passons leads a celebration wherein we explore the question of interiority by doing work in small groups, finding our inner name and narrative through the meta categories of Soul, Mind, and Energy.
  • October 14, 2018 - Hilarie Hauptman and Jan Rocks lead a celebration about how community works with the ways we share of our time, talent, and treasure.
  • October 7, 2018 - Corey Passons leads a celebration about the blessing of animals and the nature of blessing itself.
  • September 23, 2018 - Corey Passons leads a celebration that begins to explore Inner Work through the story of two activists and his own encounter with grief.
  • September 16, 2018 - Jodi Bernstein leads a Yom Kippur celebration that features practices about self-compassion.
  • September 9, 2018 - Corey Passons and Miriam Sterlin lead a celebration on Reunion Sunday and Rosh Hashanah.
  • May 27, 2018 - Corey Passons led a celebration about being amazed and letting go (via Dorothee Soelle's schema in "The Silent Cry", Fortress Press 2001, p. 93) including aspects of his current Clinical Pastoral Education at Providence St. Peter's Hospital.
  • May 13, 2018 - Kathleen Peppard led a celebration about practical, everyday mysticism.
  • May 6, 2018 - Mandy Ryle and the CIC Youth led a celebration reflecting on what CIC has meant to them with input from the community.
  • April 29, 2018 - Corey Passons led a celebration about the spirituality of trees as a source of connection to self, others, and the Mystery.
  • April 22, 2018 - Penny Purkerson led a celebration of CIC favorite songs. Was a good 'ol time!
  • April 15, 2018 - Corey Passons leads a celebration about the sacred human body and the intangible experience of the essence us.
  • April 8, 2018 - Jamie Rainwood leads a celebration about ways of connecting with others--from asking and being asked to listening and sharing.
  • April 1, 2018 - Annual Easter Celebration focusing on themes of healing in the presence of wounds and embracing endings that are less than story-book in resolution.
  • March 25, 2018 - Guest speaker, Rev. Sarah Monroe shares of her ministry with drug addicted homeless youth in Grays Harbor county.
  • March 18, 2018 - Corey Passons leads a celebration about being available to connection by laying down conditions on life.
  • March 11, 2018 - Paul Rocks leads a celebration about the five lessons of initiation from a ritual he participated in last May.
  • March 4, 2018 - Corey Passons led a Celebration about connecting with the Mystery.
  • February 25, 2018 - Bethanie Sand led a Celebration on the three universal energies of Yoga.
  • February 18, 2018 - Corey Passon led a celebration about in-groups and out-groups and how practicing compassion can break down the veil between the two.
  • January 21, 2018 - Corey Passons led a celebration wherein we considered a name as a gateway into connection with others and self.
  • January 14, 2018 - The Social Justice Committee welcomed Phil Owens, Executive Director of SideWalk, to discuss housing issues in Olympia
  • January 7, 2018 - Corey Passons leads a celebration wherein an ancient story about the soul sheds light on the endless cycle of change and transformation.
  • December 24, 2017 - Corey Passons leads a Christmas Eve celebration in which we reflect on how each of our births is miraculous.
  • December 10, 2017 - Corey Passons led a celebration that featured spoken stories in the first person by Elijah, Mary, and Khadijah about spiritual revelations had in caves.
  • November 26, 2017 - Corey Passons leads a celebration about his recent trip to the Holy Land and shared space.
  • November 19, 2017 - Jody Rush leads a celebration on the presence and invitation of shame in the spiritual life.
  • October 22, 2017 - The Interpretive Life - In this celebration Corey Passons explores the call to stay open and alert in the ongoing quest to know and receive what life brings.
  • October 8, 2017 - Community Matters - In this celebration Corey Passons brings forth some of the processing, questions, and reflections of the new members who joined CIC this night and met in the months prior.
  • October 1, 2017 - Jodi Bernstein leads a Yom Kippur celebration.
  • September 18, 2017 - Corey Passons leads a celebration that reflects on the gifts of gathering in a circle and what is the fire around which CIC gathers.
  • September 10, 2017 - "Reunion Sunday 2017" - In this celebration Corey Passons begins reflection on the annual theme: Our Sense of Connection.
  • June 4, 2017 - "Making the Invisible, Visible" - Tammy Putvin led a celebration about how what we can't see still influences community and ourselves. Audio of that celebration can be found here.
  • May 28, 2017 - Corey Passons leads a celebration that explores vulnerability as a nutrient that enable depth in relationships and spirituality.
  • May 14, 2017 - In this celebration we honor our 2000 Mothers and the Great Mother which can open us to a generative spiritual experience of relationality.
  • May 7, 2017 - "Burnish and Brandish" - Ted Ryle led a celebration about overcoming the darkness toward a new way of life.
  • April 30, 2017 - Corey Passons led a celebration about his path of spiritual practice, reflecting on those practices that have endured as well as those that did not.
  • April 23, 2017 - Bethanie Sand led a celebration on the fifth limb of Yoga and how the senses can both drain and nurture us.
  • April 16, 2017 - In this celebration we ponder how Easter has a "surplus of meaning" and how death is not the end of love.
  • April 9, 2017 - CIC welcomed Jamal Rahman and two other members from Interfaith Community Sanctuary in Seattle. What a delight to meet with members of this community and begin to build a wider community!
  • April 2, 2017 - Corey Passons led a celebration where we broke into four groups tonight for twenty minutes of practice in distinct types of spiritual practice: chanting, meditation, Lectio Divina, and contemplative prayer. We practiced practice!
  • March 26, 2017 - A celebration on tears and a journey to understand and embrace them.
  • March 19, 2017 - In this celebration Corey Passons discusses two encounters with persons on the precipice of the final shift in life. From there we reflect on how to be available to shift and who am "I" in all this movement.
  • March 12, 2017 - End of Life Celebration
  • March 5, 2017 - What are you willing to die for?
  • February 26, 2017 - Hal Spencer lead a celebration about the perils and prevalence of "othering".
  • February 19, 2017 - World Interfaith Harmony Week
  • February 12, 2017 - Adversity & Meaning - Leeann Tourtillott led a celebration that asked us how we make/find meaning through adversity and tragedy.
  • January 22, 2017 - We start a series of celebrations on religious/spiritual identity with our entry being that identity is who we are on our path. From there we listen and respond to the energies of stability and renewal as we participate in the adventure of the spiritual life.
  • January 15, 2017 - Dr. King Celebration - we explore the widening of Dr. King's vision to include work against economic injustice and militarism and look at his thoughts on community as a source of purpose and renewal.
  • December 18, 2016 - What is the inner compass? Corey Passons offers a reflection on the inner compass and what we learn by listening to it.
  • December 11, 2016 - Jodi Bernstein leads a celebration around the potential in the darkness as we approach solstice.
  • November 27, 2016 - In this celebration Corey Passons explores some of the tricky texts associated with Advent and asks how sacred longing could be a path to connection.
  • November 13, 2016 - I can't believe it... This is the Sunday after the election and we dig into what it means to be in state of disbelief... and how we can't stay there forever. The way ahead is what is beloved. Be well!
  • November 13, 2016, Deep Peace - This is a Celtic blessing that we adapted and set to drums in our 11/13/16 celebration at Community for Interfaith Celebration. Enjoy and deep peace to you, to many, to all!
  • October 9, 2016 - This recording was taken during an interfaith Blessing of the Animals celebration. The talk explores the development of consciousness in the human animal as well as the lessons and blessings we experience from our partners-in-consciousness... non-human animals!

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