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Shalom: Can a Benedictine Spirit Light the Way?
August 20 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm CDT$50.00
The word Shalom is rich in meaning. The word speaks of peace, wholeness, well-being, joining of opposites, completeness, restoration, fullness, and tranquility. We long for these in our strife-torn nation and world. We recognize the deep need for wholeness of ourselves, our nation, our globe, and our planet. Yet the very things we long for often seem so far away.
Perhaps there is a path that can guide us to what we yearn for, lighted by a 6th Century monk and spiritual guide—Benedict of Nursia, that can bring us into a greater sense of Shalom. We can learn from Benedict how to ground our lives in the divine spirit as we seek balance, learning, rest, hospitality, and being alone and in community in a way that leads to peace and wholeness.
Come experience a sense of shalom and time of rest and restoration, as we learn about a path and practices that can create a framework for increasing wholeness and peace in our lives in this 2.5-hour workshop.
9:30am to 12:00pm
Abiding Love Lutheran Church Activity Center,
7210 Brush Country Road, 78749
The workshop will include:
- An exploration of the rich meaning of Shalom
- Background on relevant aspects of Benedictine spirit and practices
- Periods of silence for reflection
- Opportunities to converse with others
- Creative engagement to explore the ideas being considered
- A chance to relax and restore
ABOUT OUR FACILITATOR
Betsy Aylin, PhD is a long-time member of the Eremos community. She has a Masters in Religion from the Seminary of the Southwest and a PhD from the University of Texas at Austin in Adult Education and Human Resource Development. Betsy has led retreats and workshops on an array of spiritual topics and is in her 16th year of leading a Centering Prayer group in central Austin. Betsy’s professional work includes facilitation of a wide variety of meetings and planning events, team building, leadership development and organization development.