Dates: Thursday, February 18, 2021, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST
Available by: Join by Videoconference Only (learn more about videoconference)
Suggested Love Offering: $ 10.00
The Gathering: "Honoring the in-between Places"
We live in a culture that places a very high value on arriving. On knowing. On clarity. We want to finally arrive at our destination. Resolve our problems. Encounter God. But most of the time, we are just pilgrims. Some aspects of our lives are forever in flux… in the process of being unraveled. Can we trust this unraveling? Can we support each other, in community, as we sit with our frayed edges, with the fabric that has come undone?
This week’s Gathering will focus on these frayed edges - on these in-between places. We will honor this time - past the Winter Solstice, but not yet Vernal Equinox. In community, we will explore our feelings and experiences around the in-between places in our lives. And specifically, we will endeavor to stay attentive to what might surprise us in this unknown territory of “neither here, nor there.”
Rev. Dr. Sushmita Mukherjee
Rev. Dr. Sushmita Mukherjee is an ordained interspiritual minister, spiritual counselor and a Dean in the first year seminary program at One Spirit. Trained as a biophysicist and cell biologist in India and in the United States, she works as an Associate Professor of Research at Weill Cornell Medical College, New York City. Her scientific work focuses on high-resolution microscopy and image analysis, and their applications in cutting edge biomedical research. She is thus very finely attuned to the nuances of images, and the stories images can tell. Sushmita’s soul-work is that of psychospiritual alchemy, carried out within a Jungian/Archetypal vessel. This Work is deeply influenced by the teachings of Carl Jung, James Hillman and Joseph Campbell. Sushmita sees images that arise from the depths of our souls (in the form of dreams, fantasies, impulses and ideas), as carriers of potent symbols that can transcend apparent dualities. Images, for her, are living psychic entities which have the power to reweave the torn fabric of our souls, thus bringing about a profound wholeness. Sushmita loves to write, to visualize, to teach and to create art that lives at the interface of Science and Soul.
Rev. Darby Christopher
Darby Christopher is an Interfaith Minister, Master of Social Work and graduate of the Haden Institute’s Dream Group Leadership Training program. She is author of the recently published book From Anxiety to Connection: A Path to Authentic Relating. Darby enjoys speaking, writing, presenting workshops, leading dream groups and companioning people on their life’s journey.
If you have questions about registering for this course, please contact One Spirit Learning Alliance by email to email@example.com or call 212-931-6840.