Every Wednesday night, we have a gathering to hear from (usually) four or five community members about what’s moving in the community and in our lives. Sometimes we engage in facilitated practice, too. Wednesday night services tend to be more casual than our Sunday services. Here are audio recordings from some of those services. Click on the title to listen, or click the Download links to download to your computer.
During this service, we sat in a circle and Ruud West asked us to name a situation that we’re dealing with in which there is separation and how we are finding oneness, a softening of the heart in that situation. At the end of the service, David Karchere led us in a chant in which we had four people in the center who were “ready to receive,” ten people around them who felt they could be a spiritual conduit or channel, and the rest of the participants around the two concentric circles who would open up to the source, bringing a spirit of uplifting peace.
For this gathering, Jane Anetrini asked us to name someone—a teacher or a relative—who helped us to love something about ourselves. We sat in a circle and passed the mic around; each person had two to three minutes to talk about that person or situation.
Unfortunately, this service had some technical difficulties, with recorded music being played on top of the people speaking until about half-way through the service. (It couldn’t be heard in the room, but was nevertheless recorded over those speaking.) Thus, only Jane’s talk was edited for the web.
At the beginning of this service, with all of us seated in a circle, Jane Anetrini asked us to complete one of the two following sentences: “What’s being activated in me is … ,” or, “What is passing away from me is … .” During a second round, Jane asked us to name a gift we have to give that we would like to magnify. We went around the room and responded. After that, Ruud West, Bob Ewing, Gary Goodhue, Uma Faith and Jane offered short talks around these ideas.
Jane Anetrini and Barbara Marx Hubbard facilitated this evening service in a group discussion about appreciation. We sat in a circle in the Rimrock Room, and took time appreciating a person next to or near to us, then shared our experiences of appreciating and of being appreciated.
During this service, David Karchere and Barbara Marx Hubbard facilitated a group discussion about loneliness. It was a rich and deep discussion, and many in the circle spoke about their experiences, while Barbara dug for a learning for the group.
The speakers worked off of Uma Faith’s talk Sunday: Six Tools for Entering the Golden Age. Soma Hunter spoke on Acceptance and Patience. Sece Foster spoke on Assurance. David Gardner talked about Peace. Atom Terpening spoke on Joy. Gary Goodhue talked about Vision. Rachel Morrison talked about a Generous Loving Spirit. Others from the community added their thoughts to each topic, and Jane Anetrini wrapped up the night.
It was a small group for service the night after Christmas. Jerry Kvasnicka started us off with a song: “What Are You Doing Christmas Eve?” We sat in a circle, and Ruud West, who was focusing the service, asked us to bring to the group what was on our hearts. After that, Keahi Ewa led us in a short exercise to help us hold one another’s burdens, especially about what’s going on in the world (there were some spaces where a mic wasn’t used, so those parts were not recorded). Then those who had personal challenges were invited to share so that the group could help hold space for them. It was a warm and personal service.
This service was not broken into individual contributors. We met in the Dome, sitting in a circle on the stage and started with a chant. Then those in attendance were invited to speak about the topic of practicing living from our own creative spirit.
This service was not broken into individual contributors. Director of Sunrise Ranch Ministry Jane Anetrini opened the service, Spiritual Director David Karchere spoke for about 30 minutes, and then the microphone was passed around to those who felt led to speak. They included (in order) Barbara Marx Hubbard, Ruud West, Bob Ewing, Angelica Cooper, Soma Hunter, Katie Garnett, Courtney Herrera, JJ Johnson, Sece Foster, Jerry Kvasnicka and Gary Goodhue. Jane Anetrini and David Karchere closed the service.
There is no recording for this service. We gathered in a circle, then had a milling exercise of offering appreciation for the people we “bumped into.”
(There were no individual speakers on this evening; we formed a circle, and most of us participated. We celebrated individuals and groups caught in the act of being great during the ARISE Festival over the past weekend.)
(There were several individual speakers on this evening, with lots of participation from those in the room; unfortunately, the audience members were not miked.)
(There were no individual speakers on this evening; we formed a circle, and most of us participated. Apologies for the poor audio quality.)
(There were no individual speakers on this evening; it was a small group, and everyone participated.)