Autumn: The Grace in Grief
Nov
4
1:00 PM13:00

Autumn: The Grace in Grief

In this 2 hour autumn workshop we will write about experience of grief and then explore where that took us. The other side of grief is meaning and substance. We will look at that other side of the coin by seeking images from our own lives.

In autumn things are dying down and returning to the earth. There is a poignancy and a beauty in this. Thus the importance of grief. Through the release of sadness there is an inner shift and we clear space for expansion—of breath, clarity of mind. It is no small thing. We must develop reverence for the reality of grief and the many faces it reveals.

When we let go and allow clearing to happen will we have space and capacity to receive.

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Leaving with Grace: Exploring the Gifts of Life's Last Chapters
Jun
20
7:00 PM19:00

Leaving with Grace: Exploring the Gifts of Life's Last Chapters

Join us for presentations and discussion about movements transforming our later years and end-of-life choices.

Location: The Waldorf School of Baltimore    4801 Tamarind Rd. Baltimore, MD 21209
Co-Sponsors: Pivot Point, Threshold Support Circle,

NO CHARGE, PLEASE RSVP to jennifer@pivotpointprojects.com

As we reach our late forties and beyond, whatever our heritage, we seek ways to come to terms with the reality of our mortality. Many of us have been part of human rights and environmental movements for many years. Current movements advocating a more conscious and green approach to end of life decision-making offer us new opportunities for living with purpose and meaning.

 

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Spring 2017: Anger, Spring, Transformation
Mar
12
2:00 PM14:00

Spring 2017: Anger, Spring, Transformation

We all experience anger. How we express, manage and understand its power is a challenge for everyone. To the ancient Chinese anger was one of five primary emotions that cycled through life. To observe nature is to see a variety of expression. To observe ourselves is to see that same variety in human life. In this two hour seasonal wisdom workshop we will focus on anger. We will write about our experiences and follow the wisdom within to understand how the potential for transformation exists in any moment.

 

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Still Mind; Clear Action - a two hour workshop 2/5/17
Feb
5
2:00 PM14:00

Still Mind; Clear Action - a two hour workshop 2/5/17

 

Feeling overwhelmed by recent events? In this workshop we will explore ways to still the mind with practices for daily life. Clear action arises when we can tap into a still mind. In the near future there will be an ongoing series on this topic. 

Still Mind; Clear Action - a two hour workshop
Sunday, February 5, 2017
2-4 PM
$25  Please send check to Pivot Point 2501 Manhattan Ave. Baltimore MD 21215 or

RSVP to Jennifer Downs (jennifer@jenniferdowns.com or 410-258-9343)

This workshop includes:

  • Short meditation practice sessions
  • Writing and sharing about our experiences
  • Discussion and planning about ways to incorporate practices

 

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Winter: A Still Mind Overcomes Fear
Dec
19
7:00 PM19:00

Winter: A Still Mind Overcomes Fear

To the mind that is still the whole universe surrenders.

–Lao Tzu

Fear is a necessary emotion and like all the others must be explored and understood to provide wisdom. Winter is a season of rest and hibernation. It is the ultimate stillness and darkness. Only when we reach that deep, dark cold place does the light begin to return. In that dark place are palpable gifts and comforting moments. Fear is natural in that place.
In this two hour workshop we will write our way into seeing fear with detachment and gain insight into the role it plays in our lives.

Cost: $20 (Send check made out to Pivot Point to 2501 Manhattan Ave. 21215)

and/or RSVP to jennifer@jenniferdowns.com. Location same as above.)

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