Spring Intensive 4--Holy Shape Shifters

Monday April 23 - Friday April 27, 8:30 a.m. -6 p.m.

Each course offered at FICS is a one week block (Monday-Friday) called an Intensive. The daily schedule of each Intensive week consists of four elements (Body Prayer, Seminar, Art as Meditation and Integration Group). Students pick one Seminar and one Art as Meditation for each Intensive. All students participate in all four elements of the daily schedule.



Seminars


Reimagining Tradition: Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel, Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, and Rev. Matthew Fox
seminar

Rabbi Victor Gross

This course will examine teachings of three seminal spokespersons and contributors for the emergence of new paradigms in spirituality: Rabbi Heschel, Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi and Rev. Mathew Fox. All are teachers of non-duality, God-centeredness, and the centrality of doing and being a partner in the ongoing co-creation. The Deep Ecumenism of all three collapsed the separation long experienced in history and opened up new avenues for dialogical encounter. We will examine their commonality in the ways they evoke new and yet ancient transformative principles for all the inhabitants of this planet.

This seminar fulfills this requirement: Reinvention of Work, Leadership, and Culture

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Art as Meditation


Qi and Grace: The Embodied Lord's Prayer, Qigong and Art
art as meditation

Kaleo Ching, MA and Elise Dirlam Ching BSN, MA, CAMT, CCHT

Drawing from Judeo-Christian and Daoist wisdom, East meets West in this journey of deepening your intimacy with the Divine. Learn the Embodied Lord's prayer (Abba-Imma Qigong), which embraces the feminine and masculine dimensions of divinity and engages Qigong movement for channeling Divine grace, wisdom, and love. Learn Qigong practices to enhance energy and health, ground your prayer practice, and inspire creativity. Experience guided Qigong meditations to access the wisdom housed in your Mind, Body, and Heart centers. Then, with an inspiring array of mixed media art materials, channel your spiritual insights into the creative expression of art-collage.

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