CSU 3-CREDIT COURSE
Spirituality in a Pluralistic Society:
Theory and Practice
*Please note, this course is no longer offered at CSU. However, Peggy Christiansen has taught a version of the course at the Geller Center that was open to both students and community members. We do not yet have the next class scheduled, but if you are interested and would like to be updated please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is a workshop course, which includes theory and practice. Students engage in a holistic learning process that leads them to 1) live deeper lives, 2) experience the "ultimate" in a diverse community - whatever one's definition of the "ultimate," 3) commit to a journey of ongoing growth and development, 4) develop greater understanding of spiritual diversity, differences and commonalities, and 5) create authentic community. The class includes contemplative meditative processes, exploration of diverse spiritual practices, journaling, listening exercises, readings, small group reflection, large group discussions, and lectures. We will experience being present in new and more conscious ways. In a very real sense, participants are the data; the integrity and commitment of the students will greatly impact how the class develops. The nature of this course requires attendance and punctuality.
Supplementary Readings for Spiritual Development in a Diverse World, The Forge Institute
Embracing Our Essence: Spiritual Conversations with Prominent Women, Susan Skog
Grassroots Spirituality, Robert Forman
One River, Many Wells, Matthew Fox