THUR, SEPT 1, 2022 | 7:30-9:00 pm MST
Get practical insights about nurturing expansive spirituality at home.
IN-PERSON GATHERING AND VIA ZOOM:
389 East 1st Ave.
Salt Lake City, UT 84103
Or your home via Zoom.
Thanks to Lisa Cannon for sharing her home and historic Danish Lutheran church with us. Parking is found throughout the neighborhood. There is no parking lot for the church. Enter through the main front door of the church at the gate on 1st Ave and up to the top of the steps.
Thanks also to Jana Spangler for continuing to host us via Zoom—even when she can’t attend. Below is some helpful info for being part of a Zoom convo. I will also note below the Zoom address so that you can connect. If you are not on my email list then either join at the bottom of this site’s home page or text or call me at 801-695-5036.
Religion and spirituality don’t have to forever be a source of division. With the right framing, language, and practices, families can nurture spirituality in a way that honors the healthiest aspects of tradition while also paving the way for something more expansive.
Pulling from the work of neuroscientists such as Lisa Miller, Andrew Newberg, Michael Ferguson, as well as the world’s wisdom traditions (including Taoism, Buddhism, Christianity, Stoicism, etc.), this discussion will center on practical ways to make spirituality a central part of home life — including life with extended family. Given that faith is in flux, these are insights that will only become more and more essential in the coming years.
Jon Ogden is a cofounder at UpliftKids.org — a curriculum and lesson library that helps families explore expansive spirituality at home. After earning a master’s in writing and a bachelor’s in literature, Jon has worked as a university instructor, curriculum creator, and writer. He’s coupled that work with a decades-long study of the world’s wisdom traditions, seeking for ways to keep the best of the past alive while evolving beyond its limitations. He lives with his spouse and two sons in Provo, Utah.
EXPLORE BEFORE WE MEET:
- The Spiritual Child by Lisa Miller
(Video of Lisa talking about the book, The Spiritual Child)
- How Enlightenment Changes Your Brain by Andrew Newberg
(Video of Andrew talking about enlightenment and the brain)
- The World’s Wisdom: Sacred Texts of the World’s Religions edited by Philip Novak
- The World Wisdom Bible: A New Testament for Global Spirituality edited by Rabbi Rami Shapiro
Video of interview with Rabbi about this book.
- Click on the Zoom link above.
- When you are connected you will either be waiting in a lobby and will let be in shortly or you will immediately be able to see other participants. Please make sure that you muted and that your video is on if you choose to have it on. (Love to see and hear you live, but we’ll take curious lurkers also.)
- If you can’t hear the host, me, or others, find your settings and make sure you have a working microphone and speaker selected. Also, make sure you have your volume up.
- Please mute your microphone before entering and when you are not speaking so noises are not heard by everyone else.
- Rather than have the whole group watch you try to get your camera or screen positioned, or play with funky green screen backgrounds, feel free to get that figured out prior to when we meet.
- Resist the urge to multitask—be with us fully if at all possible. But we’ll be grateful for whatever presence you are able to offer. Just knowing you are there is nice.
- If you are going to multitask, or wander around a lot, please turn off your video and make sure you are muted. No one wants to be distracted by you eating or using the loo.
- If you are having difficulty with the technology, don’t hold up the meeting by distracting other participants for solutions. Try Googling your problem. I do that with most of life’s problems.
- Speaking of distractions—just as when we used to meet in person in the good old days, let’s be cautious about using the chat for side conversations that may distract others. You can always ask for people’s contact info and continue your conversation—I’d love that to happen. Or, let me know, and I’ll do my darndest to give you a chance to share to the group.
- Please share air time and follow the guidelines under “Intentions” on this website.