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September 28th, 2020

  • Rediscovering the True Self Book Group 4:30pm: Rediscovering the True Self Book Group
    • Join us on Mondays at 4:30 pm, starting on September 28th (date revised), as we read Rediscovering the True Self by Dr. Ron Farmer. Ron, an Australian psychologist, university academic, commune dweller, and spiritual seeker, asks the perennial question “Who am I?” in this autobiography of his total nervous breakdown and subsequent exploration of some of life’s great mysteries. Planned for 4:30 pm on Mondays, if you would like to join but are unable to make the time, please let Jeanne Lilly know at jlilly@lclark.edu, as the time may be adjusted to meet student interest. Open to all LC students.

     

    November 16

September 26th, 2020

  • Sunset 9:00am - 10:00am: Journey to Self: Walking Nature Meditation
    Decompress, connect with nature, and center yourself during this guided walking nature meditation. This is a welcoming space, and great for those new to meditation or outdoor recreation!





September 25th, 2020

  • A flag depicting the intersectional communities of trans/non-binary, BIPOC, and LGBQIA+. 3:30pm - 4:30pm: Spiritual Que(e)ry
    All LC students are invited for this student-led weekly gathering for people interested in exploring the intersection of spiritual/religious/secular identities and queer and trans/non-binary identities. Each week will be a slightly different focus, ranging from reflecting on readings, watching short videos, listening to guest speakers, and engaging in various spiritual practices. We also like to have fun!
    Please email spiritualqueery@lclark.edu to sign up for the listserv and get the Zoom link. Also let the leaders know via email if you need accommodations for Zoom. Thanks!
    December 9

September 24th, 2020

September 23rd, 2020

  • On Being Dinner Discussion with Conversation Partners Resmaa Menakem, Robin DiAngelo, Rev. angel ... 5:00pm - 6:00pm: On Being Discussions on Race & Healing
    A weekly discussion group for students, staff, and faculty from all three campuses focusing on different On Being podcasts (onbeing.org) from primarily Black voices. Engage the topic of race and healing and work toward justice. Listen to the podcast or read the transcript beforehand, and then gather together around the virtual dinner table to discuss, connect, and act.

    Sept 23: Resmaa Menakem
    “Notice the Rage, Notice the Silence”

    “Resmaa Menakem is a therapist and trauma specialist who activates the wisdom of elders and a very new science, about how all of us carry the history and traumas behind everything we collapse into the word “race” in our bodies. He helps explain why vulnerabilities and inequities laid bare by the pandemic have fallen hardest on Black bodies. He illuminates why all of the best laws and diversity training have not gotten us anywhere near healing.” - Tippett
    November 18

September 18th, 2020

  • A flag depicting the intersectional communities of trans/non-binary, BIPOC, and LGBQIA+. 3:30pm - 4:30pm: Spiritual Que(e)ry
    All LC students are invited for this student-led weekly gathering for people interested in exploring the intersection of spiritual/religious/secular identities and queer and trans/non-binary identities. Each week will be a slightly different focus, ranging from reflecting on readings, watching short videos, listening to guest speakers, and engaging in various spiritual practices. We also like to have fun!
    Please email spiritualqueery@lclark.edu to sign up for the listserv and get the Zoom link. Also let the leaders know via email if you need accommodations for Zoom. Thanks!
    December 9

September 17th, 2020

September 14th, 2020

  • Rediscovering the True Self Book Group 4:30pm: Rediscovering the True Self Book Group
    Join us on Mondays at 4:30 pm, starting on September 14th, as we read Rediscovering the True Self by Dr. Ron Farmer.  Ron, an Australian psychologist, university academic, commune dweller, and spiritual seeker, asks the perennial question “Who am I?” in this autobiography of his total nervous breakdown and subsequent exploration of some of life’s great mysteries.  Planned for 4:30 pm on Mondays, if you would like to join but are unable to make the time, please let Jeanne Lilly know at jlilly@lclark.edu, as the time may be adjusted to meet student interest.  Open to all LC students.

September 10th, 2020

August 30th, 2020

  • 11:00am: NSO Chapel Service
    Join us for Christian worship sponsored by the Pioneer Christian Fellowship. The service theme is Keys to Spiritual Growth in College, and students from all denominations are welcome.
    The service will be online the message title is “A Great Vision for College.” Please email piofellowship@lclark.edu for more information, or click on the following the Zoom link to join the service: https://zoom.us/j/97141291366

August 28th, 2020

  • NSO Shabbat Friday, August 28 7:15pm: NSO Shabbat
    Everyone is welcome to join in this joyous Jewish Shabbat service, followed by an Oneg Shabbat. Hillel staff and returning students will lead Kabbalat Shabbat prayers.
    The service will be outdoors, with the specific location to be announced.

May 5th, 2020

  • 12:00pm: Midday Mindfulness
    Step away. Take a breath. Create connection. A quick midday mindfulness practice facilitated by Tori Leder. Every Tuesday. Partners, pets, and kiddos are welcome to join. No previous mindfulness or meditation experience necessary. All are welcome.
    June 30

May 2nd, 2020

  • Ramadan Awareness Night and Virtual Iftar for the Entire L&C Community 7:30pm - 8:30pm: Ramadan Awareness Night and Virtual Iftar
    The entire Lewis & Clark community is invited to this virtual Ramadan Awareness Night and Virtual Iftar! Non-Muslims and Muslims alike are invited to this educational and celebratory evening, where we will open our time with a recitation of the Qur’an. Religious Studies Professor Paul Powers and leaders from the Muslim Student Association will share remarks about Ramadan, and then hosts will open up a time for questions and answers. At sundown (around 8:20pm) we will break the fast together and conclude our evening.

April 29th, 2020

  • The On Being Dinner Discussions 5:00pm - 6:00pm: The On Being Dinner Discussion: Ai-Jen Poo “This Is Our (Caring) Revolution”
    Come join together as students, staff, and faculty to help make meaning, reflect on our lives, and connect with each other. Each Wednesday in April we will discuss a podcast from Krista Tippet’s On Being Project (onbeing.org.) Participants can either listen to the podcast or read the transcript.

    On Wed., April 29 we will discuss Krista’s interview with Ai-Jen Poo, “This Is Our (Caring) Revolution.” Ai-jen Poo is executive director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance and the co-director of Caring Across Generations. Her book is The Age of Dignity. Her podcast, co-hosted with Alicia Garza, is Sunstorm.

    From the On Being website: “Ai-jen Poo is a next-generation labor organizer who co-founded a beautiful and muscular movement with caregivers and those who employ them: the National Domestic Workers Alliance. For over two decades, she has been reinventing policy and engaging a deep conversation that has now met its civilizational moment. This conversation was recorded before “coronavirus” was a word we all knew. But the many dimensions of the crisis now upon us have revealed Ai-jen Poo and her world of wisdom and action as teachers for our life together, in and beyond it.”
  • Spiritual Que(e)ry for all! 3:30pm - 4:30pm: Spiritual Que(e)ry
    Come gather virtually as the gender and sexually diverse community of students that we are to engage, question, affirm, and wrestle with spirituality.

    We’ll be checking in with each other, engaging in some ritual some weeks, discussing other weeks, who knows? Come join us!

    We meet by Zoom. If you’d like an invite, please email spiritualqueery@lclark.edu
    May 6

April 28th, 2020

  • 12:00pm: Midday Mindfulness
    Step away. Take a breath. Create connection. A quick midday mindfulness practice facilitated by Tori Leder. Every Tuesday. Partners, pets, and kiddos are welcome to join. No previous mindfulness or meditation experience necessary. All are welcome.
    June 30

April 22nd, 2020

  • The On Being Dinner Discussions 5:00pm - 6:00pm: The On Being Dinner Discussion: Pauline Boss “Navigating Loss Without Closure”
    Come join together as students, staff, and faculty to help make meaning, reflect on our lives, and connect with each other. Each Wednesday in April we will discuss a podcast from Krista Tippet’s On Being Project (onbeing.org.) Participants can either listen to the podcast or read the transcript.

    On Wed., April 22 we will discuss Krista’s interview with Pauline Boss, “Navigating Loss Without Closure.” Pauline Boss is Professor Emeritus at the University of Minnesota. She is the author of Loss, Trauma and Resilience: Therapeutic Work with Ambiguous Loss, Loving Someone Who Has Dementia, and Ambiguous Loss.

    From the On Being website: “You could say of the present that we are suddenly in a world of “ambiguous loss.” Family therapist and clinical psychologist Pauline Boss coined this term, and invented a new field within psychology, to name the reality that every loss does not hold a promise of anything like resolution. There are “complicated griefs” that shift the world on its axis from one day to the next, with no going back to the world of before and no time to set things in order. This conversation is full of practical intelligence for shedding assumptions about how we should be feeling and acting that deepen stress precisely in a moment like this. It offers wisdom and concrete tools for becoming more meaningfully present to what is actually going on inside ourselves and for others.”
  • Spiritual Que(e)ry for all! 3:30pm - 4:30pm: Spiritual Que(e)ry
    Come gather virtually as the gender and sexually diverse community of students that we are to engage, question, affirm, and wrestle with spirituality.

    We’ll be checking in with each other, engaging in some ritual some weeks, discussing other weeks, who knows? Come join us!

    We meet by Zoom. If you’d like an invite, please email spiritualqueery@lclark.edu
    May 6

April 21st, 2020

  • 12:00pm: Midday Mindfulness
    Step away. Take a breath. Create connection. A quick midday mindfulness practice facilitated by Tori Leder. Every Tuesday. Partners, pets, and kiddos are welcome to join. No previous mindfulness or meditation experience necessary. All are welcome.
    June 30

April 15th, 2020

  • The On Being Dinner Discussions 5:00pm - 6:00pm: The On Being Discussion, Carlo Rovelli “All Reality is Interaction”
    Come join together as students, staff, and faculty to help make meaning, reflect on our lives, and connect with each other. Each Wednesday in April we will discuss a podcast from Krista Tippet’s On Being Project (onbeing.org.) Participants can either listen to the podcast or read the transcript.

    On Wed., April 15 we will discuss Krista’s interview with Carlo Rovelli, “All Reality is Interaction.” Carlo Rovelli is a professor of physics at Aix-Marseille University, where he is director of the quantum gravity group in the Center for Theoretical Physics. He is also director of the Samy Maroun Research Center for Time, Space, and the Quantum. His books include Seven Brief Lessons on Physics and, most recently, The Order of Time.”.

    From the On Being website: “Physicist Carlo Rovelli says humans don’t understand the world as made by things, “we understand the world made by kisses, or things like kisses — happenings.” This everyday truth is as scientific as it is philosophical and political, and it unfolds with unexpected nuance in his science. Rovelli is one of the founders of loop quantum gravity theory and author of the tiny, bestselling book Seven Brief Lessons on Physics and The Order of Time. Seeing the world through his eyes, we understand that there is no such thing as “here” or “now.” Instead, he says, our senses convey a picture of reality that narrows our understanding of its fullness.”

 

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