Apr
25
7:00 PM19:00

Forum: Laudato Si: On Care for Our Common Home - Berkeley, CA

Join the Sierra Club East Bay for an inspiring, co-creative dinner program, sharing and exploring a common vision and action plan based on Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si. Matthew Fox, Guy McPherson, Dr. Sailesh Rao, Melissa Koch, and Jamen Shively are guest speakers.

April 25, 2019 (Thu) 7:00pm-9:00pm

Berkeley Yacht Club, 1 Seawall Dr, Berkeley, CA 94710, USA

Who are we? Why are we here? Mother Earth is in such a multi-dimensional tailspin that no matter our individual beliefs, it is clear that we are all being called upon to join together to find solutions.

Answering that call, joining with established environmental organizations such as the Sierra Club, a number of newer organizations such as Extinction Rebellion and Green New Deal are promoting solutions that address greenhouse gas emissions and a range of social and environmental issues. While fully supporting those, our gut tells us that an even more radical set of solutions is needed, spanning the ecological, social and cultural, economic and living arrangements, political/governance, and spiritual dimensions, among many others.

Enter Pope Francis. In 2015, he published the radical encyclical Laudato Si: On Care for our Common Home, exploring the roots of our most daunting problems, and painting a beautiful picture of what our world can become, once we implement the bold cultural revolution he calls for. At the root, Pope Francis is calling on all peoples, from all faiths, backgrounds and beliefs, to come together and co-create the necessary solutions.

Join us for an inspiring, co-creative evening of sharing and exploring a common vision and action plan, leading to the Pope’s vision: the healing and saving of life on Earth. Speakers and facilitators include, in order:

  • Matthew Fox, Order of the Sacred Earth

  • Guy McPherson, Prof. Emeritus University of Arizona

  • Dr. Sailesh Rao, Vegan World 2026

  • Melissa Koch, artful activist, representing the honey bees, the orca whales, and all other non-human species

  • Jamen Shively, radical collective intelligence, arcology, and geo-shading

Together, we will start off with an hour of presentations centered around the Laudato Si and various radical solutions, led by Matthew Fox. Following that, after a brief intermission, we will enjoy some very brief introductions to specific movements and solutions, to complete an initial panorama of the breadth of the holistic set of solutions needed. Finally, all are invited to stay for a two hour post-presentation discussion, wherein all participants are invited to share openly on all topics.

Cost: Cost of dinner and program is $30, including tax and tip. $10 for program only, starting at 8 PM.

To sign up:  

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/laudato-si-on-care-for-our-common-home-tickets-56535994682

Attendance is limited to the first 115 reservations received. Reserve early, as these programs do fill up. Reservation deadline is April 18.

Additional Directions: No-host cocktails/social hour at 6:00 PM, dinner at 7:00 PM, program at 8:00 PM, After-hours group discussion 9:15 -11:00 PM. Ample free parking is available in the Marina parking lots; Bus #81 service to Marina from Ashby BART)

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Apr
28
7:00 PM19:00

Cosmic Mass: Our Sacred Earth - San Antonio, TX

Come celebrate our common joy, grief, and creativity in service to the sustainability of our Planet and our Peoples…..

Matthew Fox and the Order of the Sacred Earth partner with Celebration Circle, Compassionate San Antonio, and peaceCENTER in presenting a Cosmic Mass focusing on “Our Sacred Earth.”

The event will be held at the Whitley Theological Center at the Oblate School of Theology, 285 Oblate Drive, San Antonio, TX, 78216. 

Tickets are $25 in advance at https://www.celebrationcircle.org/product-page/cosmic-mass-ticket or $30 at the door. 

For more information and to register, contact Rudi@celebrationcircle.org or call 210-533-6767.

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May
16
7:00 PM19:00

Reading: Sacred Poems, Passages, & Music of the Mysti - Lexington, MA

Matthew Fox reads sacred poems and passages by beloved Christian mystics, accompanied by world-renowned sitarist David Whetstone.

May 16, 2019 (Thu) , 7:00pm-8:30pm

Lexington Community Education/First Parish Church
7 Harrington Rd, Lexington, MA 02421

https://lexingtoncommunityed.org/class/sacred-poems-passages-and-music-of-the-mysticswith-matthew-foxfeaturing-david-whetstone/

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May
17
to May 19

Retreat: Naming the Unnameable: Accessing the Sacred - Rowe, MA

Join Matthew Fox as he leads a weekend retreat titled “Naming the Unnameable: Accessing the Sacred,” based on his new book, Naming the Unnameable: 89 Wonderful and Useful Names for God, Including the Unnameable God.

May 17-19, 2019 (Fri-Sun) Rowe, MA

Rowe Retreat Center
22 Kings Hwy, Rowe, MA 01367

http://rowecenter.org/wp/events/matthew-fox-naming-the-unnameable-accessing-the-sacred/


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May
22
to May 26

Yoga for Peace Symposium: Activating a Global Shift - Nassau, Bahamas

Join Spiritual activists engaged in great movements of peace in the world - Matthew Fox, Alastair McIntosh, Pat McCabe, Philip M. Hellmich, and Swami Brahmananda - at the 12th Annual Yoga for Peace Symposium, “Activating a Global Shift,” at the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat, in Nassau, Bahamas

How do we awaken and nurture the seeds of peace and social justice in the world?

In 1969, Swami Vishnudevananda had a vision here at the ashram that catalyzed his focus on peace through yoga for the rest of his life. An activist, an educator, and a visionary, he brought together people from all religions and mystical traditions to share and exchange and he trained yoga teachers, planting seeds of peace for them to bring into the world.

In these tumultuous times, we are honored to welcome four spiritual activists engaged in great movements of peace in the world, each deeply embodying their spirituality and impacting the world in important ways. They will inspire and guide us, and share what they’ve learned over the years and around the world working within themselves and on the ground to create peace.

Now is the time to tend to the seeds of peace within ourselves and each other.

416-479-0199  

https://www.sivanandabahamas.org/course/activating-a-global-shift-12th-annual-yoga-for-peace-symposium-may-2019/


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May
26
1:30 PM13:30

Celebration: Multifaith Baccalaureate Celebration - Oberlin, OH

Matthew Fox takes part in concelebrating the Oberlin College Multifaith Baccalaureate Celebration with music, blessings, and reflections in honor of the Class of 2019, alumni, families, and friends.

May 26, 2019, 1:30 pm

Finney Chapel, Oberlin College, 173 W Lorain St, Oberlin, OH 44074

(440) 775-8430

http://www.oberlin.edu

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Jun
14
7:00 PM19:00

Lecture: Signs of Hope in a Time of Despair - Dublin, Ireland

Matthew Fox speaks on “Signs of Hope in a Time of Despair” at the historic Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin's oldest building and spiritual heart of the city. A book signing follows the lecture.

June 14, 2019 (Fri), 7 pm

Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin, Ireland

Christchurch Pl, Wood Quay, Dublin 8, Ireland

https://christchurchcathedral.ie/

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Jun
16
to Jun 21

Course: Eckhart @ Erfurt - Erfurt, Germany

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Join Matthew Fox and Friends for a UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY
to study the great medieval mystic MEISTER ECKHART
in Erfurt, Germany, in the very rooms where Eckhart
lived and taught and prayed!

“[Fox] not only gives us his beloved spiritual father as a living presence for our lives but also brings us a whole rainbow of mystic-warriors as companions on the way.” 
--Joanna Macy, author of Active Hope

Meister Eckhart may well be the most significant mystic-prophet of the West.  His influence has been vast, including Karl Marx and Martin Buber, Carl Jung and Thomas Merton, John of the Cross and Dorothee Soelle and Eckhart Tolle.  His deep insights ring true to Buddhists, Sufis, Hindus, Jews and indigenous peoples. What better place to study him than in his own Dominican house where he lived “longer and more continuously than anywhere else during his lifetime,” according to historian Joel Harrington.

Our studies will consist of body prayer in the mornings followed by teachings and discussions on Eckhart by Matthew Fox; and art as meditation classes in the afternoons.  Participants will choose for art as meditation, either “Moving to Eckhart’s Words” led by dance instructor Meshi Chavez; or “Dreams and Journaling with Eckhart” led by Jungian therapist and author Steve Herrmann.

An optional Process Seminar will be offered daily after art as meditation by Claudia Picardi. Private meditation time in the Dominican choir stalls where Eckhart prayed is also encouraged.  The group will design and celebrate an “Eckhart Mass” on Thursday evening at the altar where Eckhart celebrated Mass regularly as prior. 

Eager registrants say....

Please sign me up for the course next year. I am a retired Lutheran pastor and musician. I have been to Erfurt and visited his church. I feel like the Meister is my spiritual director. I have read Matthew's book and many others of Eckhart's and about him. This course offered in that place gives me goosebumps!
When I was in Erfurt in 2004 looking at Luther sites like the Augustinian monastery I asked our tour guide where ME was. He did not know. On a trip downtown for lunch a rainstorm came up, A strong wind pushed me and my umbrella into the doorway of his church. You can see why I have goosebumps! Let me know any details of the trip that I need to know. Count me in!!!
~~
Harlan Frank Showers

Praise for Matthew Fox’s Books on Eckhart:

"No one paints as broad a portrait of the master as Fox does in this book.  He has walked with Eckhart, as a living presence, for over forty years.  Fox has successfully bridged a gap between Eckhart as a shamanistic personality and Eckhart as a postmodern mentor to the interfaith movement, revealing just how cosmic Eckhart really is and how remarkably relevant to today's religious crisis!  This book is a must for anyone who wants to know Eckhart intimately, in the now."  --Steven Herrmann, author of Spiritual Democracy: The Wisdom of Early American Visionaries for the Journey Forward


I can't imagine a richer, juicier, or more relevant introduction to the grandeur and brilliance of Meister Eckhart's vision.  Fox has given us yet another radioactive, stunning work.  Every chapter is a pure, clear, and swift revelation."  --Andrew Harvey, author of The Hope: A Guide to Sacred Activism. 

About Eckhart and Erfurt

Meister Eckhart may well be the most significant mystic-prophet of the West.  His influence has been vast, running from Karl Marx and Carl Jung to Thomas Merton and John of the Cross to Dorothee Soelle and Eckhart Tolle.  His deep insights ring true to Buddhists, Sufis, Hindus, Jews and indigenous peoples. What better place to study him than in his own Dominican house where he lived “longer and more continuously than anywhere else during his lifetime,” according to historian Joel Harrington.

Predigerkirche in Erfurt was a Dominican priory and church in the middle ages.  Its Gothic church was still under construction during Eckhart’s time, the choir and high stone altar only fully roofed a year or two before his joining the Dominicans at 15 years of age.

Now Lutheran, the church and priory went amazingly undamaged for 700 years including the two world wars.  Updated and renovated, it provides a most special space of morphic resonance and deep memory in which to listen deeply to what Eckhart is telling us today amidst our struggles for eco-justice, social justice and an evolutionary leap towards a deeper consciousness for our species.   

Also in Erfurt is the Augustinian church where Martin Luther was ordained a priest.  And two hours away is Wittenburg where Luther pounded his theses that launched the Reformation movement and we will visit those sites as well.

Learn more about Erfurt here.

For more information, contact Dennis @ 510.835.0655, or email 33dennis@sbcglobal.net.  

 

Our Instructors

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Like Meister Eckhart, Matthew Fox was a Dominican, until, like Eckhart, he was condemned by a corrupt papacy. Now a priest and educator in the Episcopalian church, he is recognized as a pre-eminent scholar of the work of Eckhart and other mystics. He has written three books on Eckhart and 33 other books on Creation Spirituality including three on Hildegard of Bingen. His books have been translated into 70 languages. He holds a doctorate in the history and theology of spiritualities from the Institut catholique de Paris. 

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Steven Herrmann, PhD, MFT is a Jungian psychotherapist and scholar who has been studying the “Master” for forty years. Herrmann studied with the former Dominican monk William Everson who was his faculty adviser at UC Santa Cruz for his Senior Thesis “Meister Eckhart: On the Recollection of the Self.” He has taught on Eckhart, Jungian literary criticism, American poetry, transpersonal psychology, vocational dreams, and led groups on Jungian dream work and journaling. Herrmann is the author of the books William Everson: The Shaman’s Call; Walt Whitman; Spiritual Democracy; and Emily Dickinson: A Medicine Woman for Our Times.

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Meshi Chavez is a choreographer and movement teacher based in Portland, OR. He began his teaching career in Soul Motion TM, and then got seduced by his pursuit of the dance form called Butoh. He is a student of Natsu Nakajima (the first female to dance this form) and Denise Fujiwara. Meshi is co-founder of Momentum Conscious Movement.  His approach to presence in the body is greatly influenced by his 20 years of working with Native Spiritual leaders and ceremonies.

 

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Claudia Picardi will oversee the workshop and also lead a “Process Seminar.”  Claudia holds a master’s in Transpersonal Psychology from ITP and a Doctorate in Computer Science.  As vice president of the Creation Spirituality Organization in Italy, she leads workshops on re-activating the imagination through fairy tales, myths and sacred texts.  In this optional Seminar following the Art as Meditation classes the learning of each day will be processed and shared via images, colors, words and impressions of the participants.

 

Comments on Fox’s books on Eckhart:

Meister Eckhart: A Mystic-Warrior for Our Times

“Fox has given us yet another radioactive, stunning work.  Every chapter is a true, clear, and swift revelation.
–Andrew Harvey, author of The Hope: A Guide to Sacred Activism

“Whether our species has a future on Earth does not depend on the development of more gee-whiz technologies, but on whether we are willing to move into the psycho-spiritual dimension proclaimed by Meister Eckhart and elucidated by Matthew Fox in this important book.” 
--Larry Dossey, MD, author of One Mind

“In this book Matthew Fox, one of the gigantic Christians of this century, engages and presents Meister Eckhart, one of the gigantic Christians of the ages, in dialogue with some of today’s best minds.  The result is a stunning new vision of Christianity that transcends both creeds and boundaries.  It is a thrilling read.”
--John Shelby Spong, author of The Fourth Gospel; Tales of a Jewish Mystic

Passion for Creation: the Earth-Honoring Spirituality of Meister Eckhart

"The most important book on mysticism in 500 years." 
-- Madonna Kolbenschlag, author of Kissing Sleeping Beauty Goodbye.

"What Eckhart does in his work and what Fox brings out very well in this book are the awareness of that piece of God which is in each one of us." 
-- Dorothee Soelle, author of Thinking About God

 "This book marks an important stage in the rehabilitation of Eckhart, one of the supreme Masters of Catholic spirituality."
 -- Bede Griffiths, author of The Golden String

"This very readable volume gives us something of the thrill of mysticism."
 -- National Catholic Register

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Jun
29
10:30 AM10:30

Lecture: The Lotus & The Rose...Mystical East-West Connections Today - Chicago, IL

Matthew Fox lectures on “The Lotus & The Rose: Meister Eckhart, Tibetan Buddhism and Other Mystical Connections between East and West Today” in Chicago’s Swedenborg Library. A book signing follows the lecture.

June 29, 2019 (Sat), 10:30 am

Swedenborg Library, 77 W Washington St, Chicago, IL 60602
(312) 346-7003

http://www.swedlib.org

 

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Jun
29
7:00 PM19:00

Lecture: Youth Leadership, OSE, and Other Ways Earth is Speaking to Us Today - Valparaiso, IN

Matthew Fox offers the keynote lecture on “Youth Leadership and Order of the Sacred Earth and Other Ways Earth is Speaking to us Today” at the Annual Convention of the General Convention of Swedenborgian Churches.

In her struggle to survive Mother Earth is busy at work awakening the young to new kinds of leadership–consider the role of Greta Thunberg for example and many more.  Consider too the launching of the Order of the Sacred Earth, called an “intergenerational vision for love and action.”  What is the role of elders and the youth at this critical time of Earth and Human history?  What other awakenings are knocking at our hearts and minds as we struggle with climate change and the shadows of denial and despair that seek to distract us from our work for justice and compassion for future generations?

June 29, 2019 (Sat)

Valparaiso University, 1700 Chapel Dr, Valparaiso, IN 46383

Phone: (219) 464-5000

https://swedenborg.org/news/youth-leadership-and-order-of-the-sacred-earth-and-other-ways-earth-is-speaking-to-us-today/

7:00pm – Lecture Q&A, Book Signing – Youth Leadership and Order of the Sacred Earth and Other Ways Earth is Speaking to us Today

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Jul
4
7:30 PM19:30

Lecture - Spiritual But Not Religious: The Future of Religion, Spirituality, & Earth - Auckland, NZ

Matthew Fox lectures on the topic “Spiritual But Not Religious: The Future of Religion and of Spirituality and of the Earth” at the Anglican Cathedral. A Q&A and book signing follow the lecture.

July 4, 2019, 7:30 p.m.

Holy Trinity Cathedral,
Cnr St Stephens Ave & Parnell Rd, Parnell, Auckland 1052, New Zealand

Phone: +64 9-303 9500

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Jul
5
7:30 PM19:30

Lecture: On Becoming More Deeply Human in a Time of Earth-Crisis - Auckland, N

Matthew Fox lectures on the topic “On Becoming More Deeply Human in a Time of Earth-Crisis and Apocalyptic Warnings” at St. David’s Presbyterian Church. A book signing follows the lecture.

Fri, July 5, 7:30pm
St David's Presbyterian Church
68/70 Khyber Pass Rd, Grafton, Auckland 1023, New Zealand

Phone: +64 9-302 3405

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Jul
6
2:00 PM14:00

Workshop: Spiritual Practices for Preparing Spiritual Warriors & Earth Activists - Auckland, NZ

Matthew Fox leads a workshop and Q&A on the topic “Spiritual Practices for Preparing Spiritual Warriors and Earth Activists in Our Time.” A book signing follows the workshop.

Saturday, July 6, 2:00pm-4:00pm

St Luke's Presbyterian
130 Remuera Rd, Remuera, Auckland 1050, New Zealand

Phone: +64 9-520 0740

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Jul
6
7:30 PM19:30

Lecture: From Despair & Denial to Hope & Empowerment: How Creation Spirituality Can Enlarge Our Souls - Auckland, NZ

Matthew Fox lectures on the topic “From Despair and Denial to Hope and Empowerment: How Creation Spirituality Can Enlarge Our Souls and Develop our Warrior Capabilities Toward Healing Mother Earth.” A Q&A and book signing follow the lecture.

Saturday, July 6, 7:30 p.m.

St Luke's Presbyterian
130 Remuera Rd, Remuera, Auckland 1050, New Zealand

Phone: +64 9-520 0740

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Jul
11
to Jul 14

Keynotes: Common Dreams Conference - Sydney, Australia

Matthew Fox delivers two keynote lectures and participates in an interview session at the Common Dreams Conference in Sydney Australia:

Thu – 6:30pm – Keynote Lecture & Book Signing - Spiritual But Not Religious: The Future of Religion and of Spirituality and of the Earth

Fri – 6:30pm – Keynote Lecture & Book Signing - On Becoming More Deeply Human in a Time of Earth-Crisis and Apocalyptic Warnings

Sun -  9:30am – Interview Session

https://common-dreams-2019.feelbettr.com/

 

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Aug
3
10:00 AM10:00

A Day With Matthew Fox: Deeper Forms of Living in Earth Crisis - Aspen, CO

Matthew Fox offers a full day of Lecture, Discussion, and Q&A on the topic: “Deeper Forms of Living: On Becoming More Deeply Human in a Time of Earth-Crisis and Apocalyptic Warnings.” A book signing follows.

August 3, 2019 (Sat) 10:00am-4:00pm

Aspen Chapel
77 Meadowood Dr, Aspen, CO 81611

Phone(970) 925-7184

https://www.aspenchapel.org

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Apr
7
1:00 PM13:00

Book Launch - Healing Journeys with the Black Madonna by Alessandra Belloni - San Francisco, CA

Matthew Fox is guest speaker at the book launch celebration of Alessandra Belloni’s breakthrough book of history, healing, and rituals of the Black Madonna.

Her Church/Ebenezer Lutheran Church

678 Portola Drive
San Francisco, CA 94127
415-731-2953

http://www.herchurch.org/upcoming-events/

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Apr
5
12:00 AM00:00

Metamorphic Convergence Streaming Films for the Planet

Join us on April 5 for Golden Rule Day  a global broadcast that celebrates the Golden Rule. Over the course of 24 hours, people from many corners of the world will ponder “Why the Golden Rule Matters Now” as they shared how people, organizations and governments can use this Common Principle to create a better world for everyone.

In partnership with the Charter for Compassion, we will talk to David Korten best-selling author, political activist and former professor of the Harvard Business School, and Matthew Fox, author and founder of Creation Spirituality, about how the Golden Rule principle applies to Planet Earth. Get ready to shift your frame from individual “me” to the collective “we” as we discover earth as a super organism that utilizes cooperative self-organization to create and maintain the conditions essential to our existence as interconnected living beings on an immensely beautiful planet.

Metamorphic Convergence Streaming Film Series - Films for the Planet


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Mar
24
9:30 AM09:30

A Day with Matthew Fox: Intergenerational Wisdom & Naming the Unnameable - Walnut Creek, CA


Join Matthew Fox for a day of worship and learning at Unity of Walnut Creek, CA, March 24, 2019 (Sunday):

9:30am & 11:30am – Worship Service – Intergenerational Wisdom, Elders, Youth and the Future of Our Planet

2:00-4:00pm – Workshop – Naming the Unnameable: New (and Ancient) Names for God

Unity of Walnut Creek
1871 Geary Rd
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
P: 925.937.2191

https://www.unityofwalnutcreek.org/naming-the-unnameable 925.937.2191

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Mar
15
9:00 AM09:00

Lecture: Religion and Ecology Summit - San Francisco, CA

Matthew Fox joins presenters Mary Evelyn Tucker, Brian Thomas Swimme, Drew Dellinger, and more in speaking at the Religion and Ecology Summit 2019, titled “Cosmovision: Thomas Berry and the Great Work.”

The title of his lecture is: “Mantras From Thomas Berry That Inspire & Challenge”

Twenty minutes is a very modest time to express one's gratitude for Thomas Berry's many prophetic teachings.  We will attempt to do so by offering phrases or mantras from Tom that can move mountains.  And must if our species and others are to survive on a planet in peril.

March 15, 2019 (Fri), 9:00am- 5:00pm

California Institute of Integral Studies
1453 Mission St
San Francisco, CA 94103

https://www.ciis.edu/ciis-news-and-events/campus-calendar/esr-religion-and-ecology-summit-2019

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Feb
22
to Feb 24

Keynote Lecture: The Care of Souls - Tacoma, WA

The C. G. JUNG INSTITUTE OF SEATTLE and The WASHINGTON PASTORAL COUNSELING ASSOCIATION present
CARE OF SOULS CONFERENCE: THE CURA ANIMARUM
Washington State History Museum, Tacoma, Washington 
February 22 to February 24, 2019 
www.CGJIS.com  ~  www.WPCAWA.org

February 22-24, 2019 (Fri-Sun) Tacoma, WA

Care of Souls Conference

Fri 7:00pm - Evening Keynote Lecture –
Sat 9:00am-10:30am – Keynote lecture –
Sun 10:30am-12:00pm – Final Plenary 90 minute panel

www.cgjis.com

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Feb
10
9:30 PM21:30

Lecture: Naming the Unnameable - Kensington, CA

Join Matthew Fox for his Lecture – Naming the Unnameable – 89 Wonderful and Useful Names for God…Including the Unnameable God

A Book Signing follows the lecture.

February 10, 2019 (Sun) Kensington, CA

Unitarian Universalists of Berkeley
1 Lawson Rd, Kensington, CA 94707

uucb.org/learning/adult-programs/personal-theology

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Feb
1
to Feb 3

Symposium: The Science Of Love - Winter Park, FL

Leading-edge science supports a new understanding of love as the fundamental energy of evolution, bearing witness in woke consciousness toward social, environmental and gender justice.

Gladdening Light welcomes  Matthew Fox, acclaimed activist and theologian who’s ignited the (r)evolutionary creation spirituality movement in four decades of teaching & authorship, and Ilia Delio, Villanova University professor and authority on the integration of science with religion, who will address the vision of Jesuit Teilhard de Chardin, exploring the undivided wholeness of cosmic evolution.  Together, they will address our comprehension of the gravitational heart of the universe in bloom.  

Participating throughout are Nóirín Ní Riain and Owen & Moley Ó Súilleabháin, troubadours in the ancient Irish a cappella tradition, who will premier a processional soundscape concert.

Participate for as little as $25 (Saturday evening's forum) to $220 (All-Access including all symposium events plus the President's Reception on Thursday evening, January 31st, and Lunch on Saturday). Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express accepted.  Register by phone at (407) 647-3963.

Where

Rollins College., 1000 Holt Avenue, Winter Park, FL

Register Now!
 

 

HOST HOTEL INFORMATION, DETAILS AND A FULL SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

https://gladdeninglight.org/symposium-2019/

 

 

Randall B Robertson

GladdeningLight

info@gladdeninglight.org

407-647-3963

 

 

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Jan
24
1:00 PM13:00

Elder InnerView: The Long Arc of Life - Online

Creation Spirituality Communities invites you to join in a conversation with Dr. Matthew Fox on January 24, to hear his wisdom on the long arc of life.

We cannot predict what direction the interview will go, but we hope to ask questions of Dr. Fox regarding:

Mysticism and aging. How the great mystics wisdom changed over the years.

Living the Four Paths and the three vocations. How they propel us through life in ever deepening spirals.

Bringing wisdom to the future. What today's elders and future generations need to know.

At the end of the formal InnerView, you will be invited to express gratitude to Dr. Fox and participate in a question and answer section.

To Register for this special InnerView, click HERE

You will receive your individual login by return email.

All Elder InnerVIews are recorded and are posted on the CSC website.

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Jan
17
to Jan 19

Retreat: Honoring Mother Earth; Honoring One Another - St. Simons Island, GA

Join Matthew Fox and 700 other participants at beautiful St. Simons Island on the Georgia coast. The event is held at Epworth by The Sea retreat center.
SOLD OUT - WAIT LIST SPACES ONLY.
Register for the wait list HERE


Program:

Fri- 6:30pm-9:30pm –  lectures with 20 minute break - Recovering a Sense of the Sacred and Applying It To Honoring/Loving Self, Earth and Others

Sat – 8:30am-11:45am – lectures with 20 minute break - Learning to Grieve Again and Create Anew

Sat – 7:00pm – Questions and Conversation with speakers

Sun – 9:00am-11:30am – lectures with 20 minute break - Honoring Community & Communities: Celebrating Cultural Diversity and Religious Diversity

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Jan
17
10:00 AM10:00

Lecture: Order of the Sacred Earth - St. Simons Island, GA

Georgia Interfaith Power and Light hosts Matthew Fox for a lecture and interactive conversation on the Order of the Sacred Earth.

A book signing and lunch follow the presentation.

January 17, 2019 (Thu), 10:00am-1:00pm

Saint Simons Presbyterian Church

205 Kings Way, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522

http://www.gipl.org/event/sacred-earth/

(912) 638-2220

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Nov
4
to Nov 15

Cosmic Mass: World Parliament of Religions 2018 - Toronto

Matthew Fox is a featured speaker and celebrant at the Parliament of the World’s Religions in Toronto, taking place November 2-6, 2018 Toronto, Canada**
Parliament of Worlds Religions
Sun 11/4, 7:00am - The Cosmic Mass
Mon, 11/5, 2:15pm - Discussion with David Korten - Life or Money: Competing Stories, Divergent Paths
Tue, 11/6, 2:15pm - Discussion with David Korten - Lecture Takeaway Reflections and Plans for Future Action

Learn more about this year’s Parliament here

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Oct
26
to Oct 27

Weekend Intensive: Spirituality, Mysticism, and Mother Earth - Chicago, IL

The C. G. Jung Institute of Chicago hosts Matthew Fox in a weekend intensive of lectures on Spirituality, Mysticism, and Mother Earth:

Two Days with Renowned Ecotheologian and Author Matthew Fox

to Benefit the C. G. Jung Institute of Chicago

Friday, October 26,
and Saturday, October 27, 2018

10:00 AM–4:00 PM 

Friday, October 26 | Tau Center, A Ministry of the Wheaton Franciscans (26W171 Roosevelt Rd, Wheaton, IL 60187)

Morning: How Mysticism Confronts the Disturbing Plight of our Planet
Our times are full of denial on one hand and despair on the other vis-a-vis climate change and ecocide on planet Earth. We will explore the medicine of the mystics to confront both denial and despair, and to find a path to hope that includes action, new movements, and what Naomi Klein calls "the internal work [that] is crucial as we come together in resistance and transformation." The Order of the Sacred Earth may be such a movement and community for our work to defend Mother Earth.

Afternoon: Archetypes for Our Time
Jung said archetypes arise when we need them, and Marion Woodman described how archetypes can light huge fires in our souls. We will discuss some current archetypes calling us in deep ways at this time of Earth crisis and urging us to grow up as a species and undergo our next evolutionary stage of consciousness that leads to action for justice. Among these archetypes might be Father Sky, the Green Man, Spiritual Warrior, Black Madonna, Cosmic Xst (Buddha Nature, Tselem, or Image of God).

Saturday, October 27 | Fourth Presbyterian Church/Replogle Center for Counseling and Well-Being (126 E Chestnut St, Chicago, IL 60611)

Morning: Mystics Empowering Us to Wake Up for Earth's Sake
Mystics get to the essence of religion and take us to the edges of consciousness. We will learn from the deep teachings of such mystics as Thomas Merton, Meister Eckhart, Mary Oliver, Hildegard of Bingen, Thomas Berry, Rabbi Heschel, Howard Thurman, Dorothee Söelle.

Afternoon: Deep Ecumenism and Other Practices for Awakening and Sustaining the Mystic In and Around Us
We are all mystics. The world's spiritual traditions all display the wisdom of the unitive (non-dualist) or mystic experience. Contemporary science teaches how ancient spiritual practices affect our bodies and brains (and hopefully our souls). We will consider some of the teachings of spiritual traditions and some findings from science. We will also engage in spiritual practices including chanting, grieving, Stations of the Cosmic Christ, and reading the mystics.

LOCATIONS
Friday, October 26 | Tau Center (26W171 Roosevelt Rd, Wheaton, IL 60187)
Saturday, October 27 | Fourth Presbyterian Church/Replogle Center (126 E Chestnut St, Chicago, IL 60611)

FEE
$135 Single Day | $200 Both Days
Boxed Lunch Included (vegetarian option will be available)
5 CEs/Day ($15/Day Fee)

Register HERE

jungchicago.org

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Oct
25
7:00 PM19:00

Lecture: Naming the Unnameable - Lagrange Park, IL

Join Matthew Fox for a lecture drawn from his newly launched book, Naming the Unnamable – 89 Wonderful and Useful Names for God…Including the Unnameable God.

A book-signing follows the lecture.

Thursday, October 25, 7:00 p.m.,

The Well Spirituality Center
1515 Ogden Ave, La Grange Park, IL 60526

https://csjthewell.org  (708) 482-5048

7:00pm – Lecture & Book Signing – Naming the Unnamable – 89 Wonderful and Useful Names for God…Including the Unnameable God

https://csjthewell.org  (708) 482-5048

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Oct
20
9:00 AM09:00

Workshop: Christian Mystics - Oklahoma City, OK

Matthew Fox is the featured guest, offering a workshop on Christian Mystics. This is the second of his two events for the weekend.

October 19-20, 2018

Fri 7:00pm – Lecture & Book Signing – Order of the Sacred Earth

Sat 9:00am-12:00pm – Workshop and Book Signing – Christian Mystics

Church of the Open Arms
3131 N Pennsylvania Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73112
(405) 525-9555

http://www.openarms.org 

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Oct
19
7:00 PM19:00

Lecture: Order of the Sacred Earth - Oklahoma City, OK

Matthew Fox is the featured guest, offering a lecture on the Order of the Sacred Earth. This is the first of his two events for the weekend.

October 19-20, 2018

Fri 7:00pm – Lecture & Book Signing – Order of the Sacred Earth

Sat 9:00am-12:00pm – Workshop and Book Signing – Christian Mystics

Church of the Open Arms
3131 N Pennsylvania Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73112
(405) 525-9555

http://www.openarms.org 

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Oct
17
2:00 PM14:00

Book Launch: Stations of the Cosmic Christ - Unity Village, MO

Join Matthew Fox and Unity Publishing in a book launch celebration of the paperback edition of the Stations of the Cosmic Christ

Purchase tickets for the entire conference or Matthew’s Tuesday evening and/or Wednesday morning event here: https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07ef0z32xxf212d70f&oseq=&c=&ch=

A  talk and book signing will be hosted at the Unity Village Chapel CommUnity Center -October 17, 2:00- 4:00. All are welcome to attend. http://www.unityvillagechapel.org/events.html.

Book-signing will follow the event.

Unity Chapel
1901 NW Blue Pkwy, Activities Center,
Unity Village, MO 64065

Phone: (816) 251-3590

http://www.unityvillagechapel.org/events.html

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Oct
9
7:45 PM19:45

Dialogue: East Meets West at Grace Cathedral - San Francisco, CA

Celebrate the book launch for The Lotus & The Rose: A Conversation Between Tibetan Buddhism & Mystical Christianity as Dean Malcolm Young interviews the authors, Lama Tsomo and Rev Matthew Fox.

Book signing follows the discussion.

Tuesday, October 9,
Grace Cathedral

http://www.gracecathedral.org

 

www.gracecathedral.org

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Oct
4
7:00 PM19:00

Dialogue: An Evening with Matthew Fox & Lama Tsomo - Berkeley CA

How Mystical Christianity and Tibetan Buddhism provide answers to the challenges of our times

Join co-authors Matthew Fox and Lama Tsomo as they launch their new book, The Lotus and the Rose with a discuss on how the traditions of mystical Christianity and Tibetan Buddhism provide the medicine we need to navigate contemporary life. Following a brief reading from the book, the authors will engage in a dialogue and share practices you can use in everyday life. 

Sacred Stream
2149 Byron Street, Berkeley, CA, 94702
(415) 333-1434
http://www.sacredstream.org

 

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Sep
24
to Oct 3

Virtual Summit: Waking Up In the World - Online

How will you live with love and purpose in an age of disruption?

Join Matthew Fox and 29 world-beloved thought leaders at the SoundsTrue free virtual summit, Waking Up in the World: A Free Online Event to Heal Our Hearts, Cultivate Courage & Inspire Action
Over 10 days, you'll experience transformative sessions with 30 of the most inspiring social visionaries & spiritual teachers of our time. Learn more at http://affiliate.soundstrue.com/SH1B0


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Jul
10
6:30 PM18:30

Dialogue/Discussion: Dialogue and Discussion: We’re Doomed! Now What? - San Francisco, CA

A U.S. Army veteran who served in Iraq, Roy Scranton writes about sailing through a melting Arctic, preparing for severe storms amplified by climate change, and seeking meaning in life at a very precarious time in human history. His first book was Learning to Die in the Anthropocene: Reflections on the End of a Civilization and his new work is We’re Doomed. Now What?  

Matthew Fox writes that advocates need to deepen their soul through spiritual practice in order to effectively addresss climate change, humanity's ultimate existential challenge. He believes that despair must be discussed and acknowledged for that can shut down human ingenuity needed to solve the climate crisis. He is optimistic that personal and collective awakening, anchored in love, will give us the fuel to build a cleaner and more just society. 

Join us for a conversation exploring the human condition during unsettling times. Climate.org hosts the event in San Francisco's Commonwealth Club.

For more information ant to purchase tickets, see:

https://climateone.org/events/were-doomed-now-what

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Jul
10
6:00 PM18:00

Discussion: "We're Doomed, Now What?" - San Francisco, CA

ClimateOne.org sponsors Matthew Fox and author Roy Scranton in a provocative conversation, "We're Doomed. Now What?"

Tuesday, July 10th, 2018 6:30 pm
110 The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA

General admission is $20; for tickets, see http://climateone.org/events/were-doomed-now-what

For Facebook live streaming, see https://business.facebook.com/events/234032474023343/

Speakers

Matthew Fox

Author, Order of the Sacred Earth

 

Roy Scranton

Author, We're Doomed. Now What?

Description 

A U.S. Army veteran who served in Iraq, Roy Scranton writes about sailing through a melting Arctic, preparing for severe storms amplified by climate change, and seeking meaning in life at a very precarious time in human history. His first book was Learning to Die in the Anthropocene: Reflections on the End of a Civilization and his new work is We’re Doomed. Now What?  

Matthew Fox writes that advocates need to deepen their soul through spiritual practice in order to effectively addresss climate change, humanity's ultimate existential challenge. He believes that despair must be discussed and acknowledged for that can shut down human ingenuity needed to solve the climate crisis. He is optimistic that personal and collective awakening, anchored in love, will give us the fuel to build a cleaner and more just society. 

Join us for a conversation exploring the human condition during unsettling times.

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Apr
26
to Apr 29

Conference: Creation Spirituality Communities Biennial Gathering - Asheville NC

Matthew Fox keynotes at the Creation Spirituality Communities International Gathering:  a weekend of inspiration, growth, and celebration of  our sacred work on our sacred earth. Whether you are an activist, a poet, a practitioner, a mystic, or a scientist….. If you are seeking to connect your purpose and pursuits to the spirituality of creation, this gathering is for you.

IT'S YOUR SACRED WORK! 

Special opportunities for you to share and collaborate!

During the SACRED EARTH-SACRED WORK Gathering, we are not just musing on a concept, we are talking about real sacred work, your sacred work - what you do every day. We created the gathering as a way to highlight how you connect with the sacredness of our planet.  

This gathering was created to discover, support, and connect your work to the work of others - and to experience how what you do is appreciated and inspiring to others.

Come to the gathering - and bring your work with you!

Activists ~  Managers ~ Teachers  

 Dream Workers ~ Conservationists  ~ Social Workers

Ministers  ~ Contemplatives ~  Business Owners  

Practitioners  ~  Spiritual Companions

We will be hosting Affinity Circles Sunday morning. Affinity Circle topics are proposed during the gathering, so that people with similar sacred work can share, collaborate, support and inspire each other.

 If you would like to be the point person for a session, please let us know. Just send us an email.

Poets, give us your insights! 

         Authors, talk about your process! 

             Artists, unveil your inner visions! 

                    Musicians, offer up your music for sharing!

Time and space is set aside during the gathering for Cohort Circles - where poets, musicians, artists and authors can meet together, set up an interactive display table with examples to share and products to sell. 

 If you would like to be the point person for your cohort's activities, please let us know. We can offer a small discount from your registration. Just send us an email.

And Remember....

  • BECOME A SPONSOR  An unique opportunity to address and engage your community in an intimate environment. All levels of contribution available.
  • WORK TRADE POSITIONS We have a few work trade positions available  - Sponsor Recruitment, Volunteer Coordinator, Main Registration,Ticketing,Visuals and Video Curator, Workshop Management and Room Volunteers.  For more information and apply, visit our website.

We look forward to seeing you in April!!!!

 

 

 

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Apr
23
to Apr 27

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED: Reimagining Tradition, Boulder CO.

Rabbi Victor Gross, Ph.D. leads this ground breaking seminar at the Fox Institute for Creation Spirituality: Reimagining Tradition: Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel, Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, and Rev. Matthew Fox.

This course will examine teachings of three seminal spokespersons and contributors for
the emergence of new paradigms in spirituality: Rabbi Heschel, Rabbi Zalman Schachter-
Shalomi and Rev. Mathew Fox. All are teachers of non-duality, God-centeredness, and
the centrality of doing and being a partner in the ongoing co-creation. The Deep
Ecumenism of all three collapsed the separation long experienced in history and opened
up new avenues for dialogical encounter. We will examine their commonality in the ways
they evoke new and yet ancient transformative principles for all the inhabitants of this
planet.

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Apr
16
7:00 PM19:00

Lecture: Thomas Merton, A Way To God - Boulder, CO

Matthew Fox offers a lecture on "Thomas Merton, a Way to God," drawing from his book, A Way to God: The Creation Spirituality Journey of Thomas Merton.

Book-signing will follow the lecture.

The event takes place at the First Congregational Church of Boulder, co-hosted by Boulder Bookstore and Fox Institute for Creation Spirituality.

First Congregational Church of Boulder
1128 Pine St, Boulder, CO 80302

(303) 442-1787

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Apr
16
to Apr 20

INTENSIVE: Thomas Merton, Mystic & Prophet - Boulder, CO

Matthew Fox leads a new intensive on the mysticism of Thomas Merton at the  Fox Institute for Creation Spirituality

Thomas Merton (1915-1968) was one of the great spiritual writers and mystic-prophets of the twentieth century. From the time of his conversion at the shrine of the Black Madonna in Cuba in 1940 to his untimely martyrdom in Bangkok for opposing the war in Vietnam in 1968, his spirituality evolved profoundly. He journeyed deeply from being very much a dualistic monk from 1940-1957 to being a prophetic leader leading out a creation spirituality path under the influence of Zen master D.T. Suzuki and Meister Eckhart beginning in 1958.

His prophetic voice addressed issues of Ecology, Feminism, Racism, the rights and oppression of indigenous peoples, Technology’s excess, War (he coached the Berrigan brothers among others in non-violent resistance), Peace, bogus religion (he called the marriage of fundamentalism and empire the “greatest orgy of idolatry the world has ever seen”). He offered medicines to heal us including Deep Ecumenism (his close friendship with the Dalai Lama and Thich Naht Hanh are well known), a theology of the Cosmic Christ (“How is it possible to tell everyone they are walking around shining like the sun?” he asked following on a mystical experience at lunch time rush hour in downtown Louisville) and the cultivation of contemplation.

In this class we will explore the depth teachings of this man around contemplation and action, mysticism and prophecy and what he is telling us today about our spiritual vocations including cultural criticism.

https://www.foxinstitute-cs.org/intensives/2018/04/16/thomas-merton#id_seminar_1

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Mar
25
6:00 PM18:00

Salon: Courageous Vulnerability: How Can Men Support Women to Speak Up and Be Seen? - San Francisco, CA

Join Matthew Fox, Samah Damanhoori, Maralee McLean, Cameron Powell, Cara Cruikshank, and friends at Courageous Vulnerability: How Can Men Support Women to Speak Up and Be Seen?" A Performance and Literary Salon & Non-Profit Fundraiser in Honor of  #metoo, #hertoo, #timesup, one night only!

presented by

Cafe de la CultureMusical Ambassadors for Peace100 Thousand Poets for Change and 111 Minna Gallery

Sunday, March 25, 6:00 p.m.
Address: 111 Minna Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
To Buy Tickets at the Door, Text Msg: 720-935-2540

http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?m=1109217768719&ca=da21dd1c-2d28-43ed-a55f-98bc66e3c567

 

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