Varieties of Spiritual Experience

Varieties of Spiritual Experience
Next session: Thursday, July 11, 2024 | 2:00pm-3:00pm


2nd and 4th Thursdays of Each Month, 2:00-3:30 pm

This collectively-directed group has been meeting since May 2023 to share experiences and perspectives from multiple spiritual traditions and practices in an era when participation in traditional organized religion is plummeting in the US. Each session focuses on a specific person, approach, or tradition, with responsibility for providing the core material rotating within the group. Free and Open to All.

This program—the title deliberately invokes William James’s pioneering Varieties of Religious Experience (1902)is a spin-off from the Center Winter-2023 course “Introduction to Buddhism in the US,” organized by Philip Schrodt, which ended up involving a lot of discussions of religion and spirituality generally, not just Buddhism. Each meeting has a short [optional] reading with one or two “core questions” that will guide the discussion. Responsibility for facilitating the discussion informally rotates among members of the group (though just participating without guiding is fine) and is primarily discussion after a short introduction to the person or approach and questions. The program is on-going and people are welcome to join or leave at any time.

Members only.

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