Sunday Spiritual Talks
Exploring Spirituality In Daily Life
By Carol O’Dowd, MPA, MDIV, MI
- Are you dealing with frustration or anxiety?
- Have you experienced a recent loss or past trauma?
- Are feeling stuck in a pit of sadness, depression, or numbness?
- Are you wanting to tap spiritual resources to find happiness?
- Do you want to reconnect with peace of mind?
Drop in on a Sunday group who meet to explore different approaches for using our inner spirit to engage in life with peace of mind. We begin with mindfulness exercises, usually some sitting followed by relaxing with music or song. Carol O’Dowd, MPA, M.Div. uses her experience as a former head minister of a Buddhist Temple, a former Hospital Chaplain, and as a Mindfulness Instructor to share a short message to stimulate discussion. The weekly dialogue often explores the importance of addressing and balancing the needs of body, mind, and spirit.
Engage In A Dialogue
After the mindfulness exercises and talk, group participants engage in discussion. Carol facilitates the discussion to ensure an in-depth exploration of the topics. Group members may review current events, share research, and/or explain past personal experiences as examples of the week’s message. The dialogue often includes a sharing of a variety of experiences to help us understand the many different views we have. My Eastern and Western training along with my experience as a Buddhist priest teaching domestically and internationally allows me to share tools for managing the stresses and anxieties of daily life.
Join A Sunday Spiritual Talk: What to Expect
Join the Sunday Spiritual Talk to explore ways to use body, mind, and spirit to tap your inner strength. Discuss ways to enjoy connecting with life, all of it.
Time: EverySundayfrom 10 a.m. to 11 a.m MT
Location: Zoom. Email Carol to request a link.
During this pandemic with all its emphasis on distancing, it is a challenge at times to connect. Living apart this past year has caused many to feel as though we all truly lost touch. No wonder the violence shared on video was so disturbing. Despite being told do not touch, do not sing, and do not hug, we can still build relationships. Gathering together, if only for an hour on Sunday, is a way to join with others on a path of peace.
Although we do not link arms, the talk and dialogue in a Zoom room, let us touch each other with a caring heart. We practice the teaching that in the midst of all that is happening, compassion continues to flow. We explore how in the midst of a virus that takes lives and robs us of our daily interactions, Compassion is still present. Participants share the many strange and wondrous forms in which Compassion arrives. Being human, we know that we seek out what we think we want. If we maintain an open heart and limit our self-judgment, what we need is readily available. Life is a journey best shared with others. Join us to overcome your challenges and discover a peaceful heart.
- “I’m so glad I joined the talk, I feel calmer.” – CC
- “What a new view that I was able to use all week!” – SC
- “Thanks for making time for the dialogue, I get so much out of them.” MM
Carol O’Dowd, MPA, MDiv, MI, CAS
Trauma/Transition Therapist and Spiritual Counselor
Call Carol at (720) 244-2299 for more information
Donations for spiritual talks are gratefully accepted.