Michael Dowd will be the next Kerley Endowment Speaker. His presentation is called:
“The Future Is Calling Us to Greatness”
Awakening to Grief, Gratitude, and Inspired Action
His Saturday morning lecture will focus on REALITY 101: The Great Story as Deep Time Wisdom, and the afternoon will be about LEGACY101: Honoring Reality and Living Purposefully. Sunday morning at 9:45 he plans to talk to us about ECO-THEISM: The Death and Resurrection of Religion. There are close to 50 spots left to attend. Please join us as this promises to be an engaging and thought provoking encounter.
To learn more about this amazing speaker, click here.
To watch a video on a TED Talk that summarizes what he will be talking about, click here.
Registration for this event now open. Like the event with Ilia Delio, this event will "sell out." To register, click here.
The "Ordinary Women of the Day" are hosting a special luncheon on November 8, titled "Family Reunion - Meeting Our Cousins 1,000 Times Removed". The group has invited a number of Jewish and Muslim friends to join our Ordinary Life members in a wide ranging discussion featuring Moses, Jesus, and Mohammad. Bring food to share and join in a large group discussion that will break into smaller facilitated discussion groups.
Rob Landes, always a popular performer and entertainer, has agreed to perform in concert at St. Paul's on Sunday, October 21 at 4 p.m. Rob has performed frequently at St. Paul's both as organist and pianist. This will be a benefit fund raiser for Michael Dowd's appearance in November.
Rob made his "debut" on the Art Linkletter "House Party" program at the age of four.
A native Houstonian, his playing has taken him from the United States and Canada, to Norway and many parts of Europe. Landes is widely known as a pianist, organist, harpist, arranger, conductor and published composer. He has done musical arrangements for Liza Minnelli and Marilyn Maye. He conducted the Count Basie Orchestra and the Buddy Rich Band in concert with Marilyn Maye in one of Rich's last concerts. His credits and accomplishments are extensive. You will want to plan to attend this performance.
Please mark a special spot on your calendar to hear Michael Lerner speak at Ordinary Life on Sunday, October 14.
Michael has titled his talk -
“KIND HEARTS, PEACEFUL MINDS, SKILLFUL HANDS”
Living lives of service in the Anthropocene, or Human Centered Age
Wind, rain and fire -- the earth is changing. How do we live lives of service in this new world? What does the perennial philosophy of the ancient traditions have to offer us?
God gave Noah the rainbow sign, No more water but the fire next time --
You better find a home in the rock, don't you see.
~From an African-American spiritual
Michael Lerner is the author of “Choices in Healing: Integrating the Best of Conventional Therapies”, and the founder of Commonweal, a California based center for health and healing, art and education, and environment and justice.
Michael leads the Commonweal Cancer Help Program and is co-founder of Healing Circles, a learning community with the purpose of making deep intentional healing accessible around the world.
He formerly taught Psychology and politics at Yale University and received a MacArthur Prize Fellowship for contributions to public health.
To view the brochure about Michael Lerner’s talk, click here.
Brown Bag Lunch
Build Community Of Women Within Ordinary Life
To Have Meaningful Conversations About Topics Relevant to Our Spiritual Journey
Put Faith Into Action By Sponsoring/Implementing Community Service Projects
We will meet in Room 204 in the Jones Building
Conversation around a YouTube Video of Pema Chodron's book, "When Things Fall Apart." Led by Lynn Schroth.
Our class will gather for lunch together right after class in Fondren Hall. Please sign up if you plan to come so we make sure to get enough food!
There is no charge for this. It is a time for getting to know others who attend Ordinary Life and to build community.