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Core Classes

Core Classes

See our Current Offerings page for a listing of all courses and events. 

Communion: Prayer and the Practice of Presence

Choose a section:
Thursdays 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m., from February 9th to March 16th
Led by: Rev. Timothy Patterson & Rev. Gregory Farrand 
     or
Tuesdays 6:00–8:00 p.m., from February 14th to March 21st
Led by: Rev. Gregory Farrand
In this course, we explore spiritual practices that can help us to deepen our experience of communion with God and become more "present" in our everyday lives, in order to become increasingly transparent to Divine Presence. The central emphasis of htis course will be establishing and/or deepening your own daily spiritual practice. We will use Cynthia Bourgeault's book Centering Prayer and Inner Awakening as a guide, and draw support and strength from the class as a community of practice. 
Location: Broome Hall at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church
Tuition Fee: $90* - Register
 

Compassion: Awakening the Intelligence of the Heart

Choose a section:
Thursdays 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m., from March 23rd to April 6th & April 20th to May 4th
Led by: Rev. Timothy Patterson & Rev. Gregory Farrand 
     or
Tuesdays 6:00–8:00 p.m., from March 28th to April 4th & April 18th to May 9th
Led by: Rev. Gregory Farrand
Compassion is at the very heart of the teaching of Jesus. Compassion flows abundantly in our own lives when our hearts are awakened to the presence of God. Recent scientific research supports the understanding of pre-modern religious traditions that the human heart is more than just a "pump," but a center of profound emotional and spiritual intelligence, and the instrument by which we can bring our lives into alignment with Divine energy, love, and compassion. Drawing upon research from the Heartmath Institute® and classic teachings and practices of the Christian traditions, this class will support students in an experiential process of awakening the intelligence of our own hearts, so that we can increasingly serve as instruments of God's compassion in the world.  
Location: Broome Hall at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church
Tuition Fee: $90* - Register
 

*The cost is $160 if you register for BOTH "Communion" and "Compassion."