Story is a Chance: Writing as Spiritual Practice
Feb
23
10:00 AM10:00

Story is a Chance: Writing as Spiritual Practice

Gerald Vizenor (Anishinaabe) wrote, “Life is a chance, a story is a chance. That I am here is a chance.” Our lives are miracles tied to the lives of our ancestors and to the lives of our descendants. All of the moments, big and small, that brought us to this point have meaning and significance. In this workshop, we will utilize sitting and walking meditation practices as a way to slow down and take time to listen deeply to our own stories. We will utilize writing practice as a means of exploring the many chances our ancestors took to bring us to this moment, the chances we have taken to bring us to now, and how these chances impact the stories of our own lives and the lives of those who come after us. We will share our work with each other, trusting in the chance to create change in the world and imagine new possibilities for our future.  

All skill levels welcome.

Please bring a sack lunch (hot tea and coffee provided), pen and paper, weather appropriate clothing for walks on the beach, a small blanket and/or pillow for use during meditation practice (optional), a small item to add to the altar (optional).

Cost: $40

To register please call the Sou'wester Lodge front desk at 360-642-2542 or email souwesterfrontdesk@gmail.com.

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NW Magic Conference - Storytelling & Storylistening
Apr
22
10:00 AM10:00

NW Magic Conference - Storytelling & Storylistening

This workshop explores the intimate relationship between storytelling and storylistening. We will explore writing as spiritual practice and participants will have the opportunity to  write and share stories, practicing both the telling and the listening. Bring fast writing pens and your favorite notebook. This class is for POC folks only.

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NW Magic Conference - Ancestral Recovery
Apr
21
3:00 PM15:00

NW Magic Conference - Ancestral Recovery

This workshop will utilize story, genealogical resources, and meditation/prayer to teach participants how to connect with their own unique ancestral histories. We will then examine the art of futurism to turn the lessons of our ancestors into visions for the future. Bring fast writing pens, your favorite notebook, and photos or mementos of your ancestors for a community altar. Open to all.

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Oregon Unitarian Universalists Voices for Justice: Keynote
Oct
29
11:00 AM11:00

Oregon Unitarian Universalists Voices for Justice: Keynote

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Keynote presentation for the annual Oregon Unitarian Universalist meeting where social justice issues the Oregon congregations plan to tackle for the next year are decided. Keynote topic: the sacredness of place and a call to non-Native people to listen to and work on behalf of indigenous communities. 

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