This course is inspired by the theme of Robin Wall Kimmerer’s wonderful book Braiding Sweetgrass (2013) that encourages us, through indigenous teachings, to see the world as a gift. Innate within the energy of gift lies relationships, and the notion of reciprocity. In turn, at the heart of relationship and reciprocity lies openness, love, understanding, give and take, and, conversation.
Defining the imagination is like grabbing the wind. Imagining is ambiguous, ambivalent, creative and subversive. Controlling others’ imaginations has long been a means of oppression; but fresh imaginings can bring liberation and healing.
This year, 2021, is the 700th anniversary of the death of Dante, the author of the great Divine Comedy. It is a towering work in western spirituality, which can make it intimidating. That said, he lived in a time of turbulence, in which people felt they were losing their way, and he was clear he wrote for future generations, as well as his own. So what might he illuminate for us now?
These run once a month on a Thursday from 7-8 pm (UK time) by Zoom. Contact email@example.com for dates.
This new online session, The Art of Seeing, will run every month on a drop-in basis. You do not have to commit to any number of sessions.
We know how to read a book and get lost in the other world of the imagination, and we allow ourselves to be moved emotionally and viscerally by music, but have we lost our visionary capacity when it comes to looking at works of art?
This lecture series originally ran in Autumn 2020. Over five weeks, the core team of the MCS Centre explored their own ‘magic window’ into the world of the mysterious, the ineffable, the impossible, the extraordinary and the numinous.
HEART SENSE GROUPS WITH LOUISE LIVINGSTONE Register your interest for the next cohort commencing on 26 April 2021 Fortnightly meditation/personal development groups: 5 x sessions on Mondays, 7.30pm – 9pm, via Zoom These fortnightly meditation/personal...