Saturday, 12/8 ~ Finding the Divine in Nature, 10am

Many of us enjoy outdoor activities, but how often do we spend time in nature just being present? Cynthia Menard is leading a monthly workshop this fall focused on helping participants find and deepen their spiritual connection with the natural world.

Our group will practice mindfulness during our time in nature, focusing on being fully present and taking in what is happening in the natural world around us through a variety of practices. We’ll spend time doing quiet observation, group explorations, silent hikes, journaling, group and individual meditation, and more. Each excursion will focus on a different theme and will end with an option to gather for lunch nearby.

Pre-registration is encouraged. This program is for ages 16 and up.

Cynthia Menard is the Director of Lifelong Learning for UCMH, an initiated Alexandrian Wiccan, and ordained clergy for the Society of Elder Faiths, a Massachusetts-based Pagan spiritual community. Cynthia has her Master’s degree in Conservation Biology and worked as a naturalist, experiential educator, and camp director for 20 years before coming to UCMH. She lives in Lunenburg with her wonderful husband and two school-aged sons.

Dates:
Saturdays, September 15, October 13, November 17, December 8
10am-12pm with optional lunch afterward until 1:30pm

Cost:  
$7 per person

Location:
The Saturday, December 8 event takes place at Mass Audubon’s Flat Rock Sanctuary (https://www.massaudubon.org/get-outdoors/wildlife-sanctuaries/flat-rock). GPS may not get visitors there accurately, so please use directions on the website for navigation. Dress warmly in layers as we will alternately be hiking and sitting/standing still. 

 

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