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Date: February 2, 2021 - March 23, 2021
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Online, Online, Southport, Qld Australia, Australia


The book for this group is titled, Earth Our Original Monastery: Cultivating Wonder and Gratitude Through Intimacy With Nature, by Christine Valters Paintner, Sorin Books 2020.  This reading group will meet for 8 sessions online for 90 minute per session.  Each session will begin with an earth centred meditation and participants will share their reading of the text AND an earth centred practice from the week.  These practices are set out in each chapter of the text and participants are free to choose from practices such as meditation, contemplative walking, herbal invitations, visual art exploration, and nature writing and journalling.  These practices will take around an hour per week and together with the reading of the text will form the content of sessions.  It is expected that there will be breakout groups in each session.  There is a reflection question booklet which accompanies the text and this will be provided to participants but will be used selectively.  Christine lives in Ireland and is a writer and poet.  The book draws on her background in Celtic Christianity and the Christian mystics.  Thomas Merton’s writing is peppered through the text as well as the writings of contemporary nature writers and Christine’s own poetry.  Christine has an online website, Abbey of the Arts.

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Event Posted by: Judith Keller