Classes & Workshops

THE CLOUD OF UNKNOWING

Facilitated by David Kerrigan
6 Tuesdays, June 21-July 26, 6:30 to 8:00 pm, In Person
Priceless Pricing*

In this class we will explore the contemplation of God, learning to leave behind all concepts of what God is and isn’t, indeed leaving behind concepts of any kind. Instead, we simply follow the blind, naked intent of loving God for God’s sake alone. As the The Cloud’s author says, “What knowledge cannot grasp, love can embrace.”

 This medieval classic leads us into Divine Union with practical, friendly guidance, so that we may meet God directly.

 The class will consist of reading, discussion, and silent contemplation.

 Text: The Cloud of Unknowing: A New Translation by Carmen Acevedo Butcher

Books will be available in our bookstore soon or may be ordered online.

*Priceless Pricing –

    For more information and to register, click here.

    Life Circles: Coping with Grief

    Facilitated by Deana Sherry, RScP
    6 Mondays, July 18 to August 22, 6:30 to 8:00 pm

    ON ZOOM
    Priceless Pricing*

    “You are an eternal being now on the pathway of endless unfoldment, never less but always more yourself. Life is not static. It is forever dynamic, forever creating, not something done and finished, but something alive, awake, and aware. There is something within you that sings the song of eternity. Listen to it.” – Ernest Holmes

    What brought me to VCSL was the sudden death of my 23 year old son in 2013. I am still living my life after Josh, and in the deeper connection that such a significant death can bring. This is a gentle six week course and circle connection for the sacred journey of grief. Guided by the work of CSL minister Rev. Ryan Pulley and their excellent curriculum. Each meeting brings connection, meditation, sharing, listening, and deepening. The workbook is not a prescriptive cure, but a guide for us on the journey and road of grief. Join in deep connection with each other in honoring and expressing all that arises for us in the dramatic change that death and loss bring.

    From Rev. Ryan Pulley: “This is a program about navigating and exploring ourselves through the process of grief. The goal is to provide guidance and support along the journey, while not avoiding or trying to move through it as quickly as possible or on any prescribed timeline. This journey is unique to all who traverse it. It is less about theory or formulas, and more about self-exploration and expansion.”

    All are welcome. It is preferred that those who attend can be present for the six weeks as much as possible. Workbook provided. Personal journal recommended.

    Any questions, please email Deana at dnasherry@gmail.com.

     

    For more information and to register, click here.

    An Introduction to the Enneagram Workshop #3

    Facilitated by Rev. Jeanne Hoffman
    Saturday August 20; 10 am to Noon;  ON ZOOM
    Priceless Pricing*

    This is the third of four workshops to be offered this year to benefit YOU and the WORLD. You need not have attended the first one to attend the others – new information will be shared each time.

    This workshop will cover:

    • Finding my blindspots–the things that others see in me that are often surprising to me
    • How does my style of being regulate my emotions?
    • Paying attention to the signals my body gives me–the signals are different for each strategy
    • Specific difficulties, reactions and delusions for each type
    • What are instinctual subtypes and where do I fit in?
    • Bring your questions–there are many answers!

    Please take a FREE online Enneagram test as a starting point:  eclecticenergies.com is an easy one–write down your scores.

     If you have any questions, please let us know at office@venturacsl.org.

     Rev. Jeanne Hoffman has lived in metaphysics her entire life, being introduced to meditation at a single digit age while fishing in a small boat with her grandmother. She studied Buddhism in college while still in her teens…and found New Thought in the ‘80s.

     Besides being an ordained minister of Science of Mind, Rev. Jeanne has completed studies with Richard Groves: 4 Units of Sacred Art of Living and Dying, and the Anamcara Apprenticeship. She teaches a weekly Sangha at the Granada Hills Center. Teaching meditation and the Enneagram are areas of interest.

     She is available for Spiritual Mind Treatment, Spiritual Discernment counseling and workshops about hospice, spiritual care giving, lay pastoral care, and others. Rev. Jeanne also facilitates silent retreats. She writes poetry and dances too!

      For more information and to register, click here.

      Upcoming Classes for 2022

      • Grief – Deana Sherry, RScP
      • Foundations – Jennifer Gadberry-HAdrys; RScP
      • Conversations with God – Bill & Susan Seale, RScP’s
      • Ho’oponopono – Shelly Ehler
      • Sufi Mystical Poet Yunis Emre – ZOOM

      PRICELESS PRICING

      *Priceless Pricing –

      We want to dwell in the paradox of making classes accessible for everyone while maintaining the fiscal integrity of our Center.  We invite you to ask your heart to guide you to the right amount to pay for this class.  Some will pay a little more, some a little less.  No exchange is too large or too small.  Our combined gifts converge in the currency of compassion to awaken us to enduring good for all.

      In other words –

      • No upfront fees – just sign up and commit to coming to class.  Gift this class to yourself.
      • Donate in the last class – any amount up to
        infinity.

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