different ways to program
Nov 25, 1995 09:32 PM
by Liesel F. Deutsch
You could have a pot luck vegetarian dinner. people could exchange
recipes. You could assemble them into the beginnings of a cook book.
You could end the happening with some sort of a video tape or not.
We once did Buddhism.
I wanted to cover Karma Reincarnation Ignorance & Bodhisattva
I got quotes together from my Buddhist books covering
these 04 subject matters & typed them onto strips of paper.
We put all the Karma strips into a hat & each person drew one out.
Then that person talked about whatever the strip said & we all talked about it.
Then we put the reincarnation ones into the hat etc.
We once did healing
I kow Serge King's sort of so we used part of a video with him
demonstrating. after each section we tried out the healing method he'd
demonstrated. At the end we did a group healing with a
chant which was on the video.
Shirley Nicholson put out a manual "A Program for Living the
Spiritual Life". According to Shirley living a spiritual life has 04
facets.... study meditation self-improvement service. You can
discuss these 04 items with your group & you can mix in some of
I'm just reading an anthology published in "95 "Buddism Through American
one small episode: she's standing in a post office line playing
secret agent. She's doing her secret agent thing by radiating good feelings
towards everyone waiting there. Very apropos for Xmas time.
Here are some selection headings:
The Bodhisattva Peace Training
Buddhism & the 12 Step
Mothering & Meditation
Dealing with Stress
Abortion: A Respectful Meeting Ground
it contains a meditation for women contemplating abortion & also
those who've had one ... very human very loving very touching.
Forging a Kind Heart in an Age of Alienation
Starting in Jan hopefully my group is going to do a course Miami did last
year. At each meeting we're going to take up a chapter of "Stalking
the Wild Pendulum". We're going to take turns facilitating chapters.
Hopefully we'll do some of the experiements described in the
book & hopefully people will bring in & discuss periferal articles
from magazines. Angie from Miami sent me a whole folder ful of
articles her class collected. The book was published in 1988.
So maybe there's something more recent to use but I don't know it. I
think "Stalking the Wild Pendulum" is a good book to stimulate some
Here are some of the chapter headings:
Sound Waves & Vibrations
An Experiment with Time
Quantity & Quality of Consciousness
The"How To" of Intuitive Knowledge
Some Reflections on the Creator.
Maybe that'll give you some ideas. It doesn't have to be dull
lectures if you use a bit of imagination.
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