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A time to gather for circle-sharing-- what's new with you and
OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2011 CEREMONIES
CMH (along with OUnI) is considering October and November 2011 ceremonies with regard to our new "Four Kinds of Membership" and the opportunity to create a "Personal Covenant" about your life of spiritual practice and sacred service. See "CMH Structures" and "What's New". Contact the Administrator for additional information about how to participate.
In the meantime, to JOIN Community of The Mystic Heart, click on JOIN US.
September 24-25, 2010. Induction and consecration Ceremony into the Community of The Mystic Heart was held in Sedona, Arizona. Twenty-seven new members joined in person or in absentia.
The event featured two days of workshops, open house, discussion and dialogue, followed by afternoon and evening Induction ceremonies on September 25th. These were held at a landmark site centered in the middle of Sedona's beautiful valley, "Sanctuary of the Companions", now a "House" of the Order of Universal Interfaith, the umbrella network for CMH.
Order of Universal Interfaith, Community of The Mystic Heart, integral Spirituality Nexus
Sept. 24-25 (ceremonies on 25th)
Thumbnail schedule and details
Friday: Free Day to Enjoy Sedona and/or Visit Other Communities
SATURDAY PM Open House, Dialogues and Ceremonies
Location: the country home of Dr. Julie Williams (a former Lamasary) looking out on
Dress: Casual; there is a swimming pool so feel free to bring swim suits; for ceremonies feel free to wear light and appropriate clothing re: your tradition or path.
free to drop in for any amount of time you can
Schedule: feel free to drop in for any amount of time you can
1 PM: Informal open house, gathering, saying hello,
munchies and refreshments
1 PM: Informal open house, gathering, saying hello, munchies and refreshments
2PM: Informal chat on Interspirituality and Community of The Mystic Heartwith Rev. Dr. Kurt Johnson, a co-founder with Bro. Wayne Teasdale of www.isdna.org (40-45 min.)
3PM: Informal chat on Integral and integral Spirituality Nexuswith Lynne Feldman JD, MA, a colleague of Ken Wilber (40-45 min.)
4:30PM Outdoor Ceremonies (most often in shade)
4:30PM Outdoor Ceremonies (most often in shade)
Opening the Space: Sedona Ceremonialists being organized by Dr. Richard Hooper and Barbara Mayer
Welcome from OUnI-- Rev. Tim Miner, host Rev. Julie Williams; Rev. Dr. Thomas Downes, Rev. Jean Leone, Rev. Michelle Earnest etc. of OUnI
Words from Interspiritual Leaders
Short messages on the interspiritual vision by local and regional leaders:
Dr. Richard Hooper, Founder, Sedona Inst. for Comparative Religion, and
Barbara Mayer, Spiritual Author and Interfaith Leader
Rabbi Rami Shapiro, Founder, Wisdom House, Nashville, TN
Robert Perry (in absentia), a leader in the Course of Miracles tradition
Transmission and Consecration CeremonyCMH Members Present
Transmission and Consecration
Reading of the Vows (from the 9 Elements of a Universal Spirituality)
Presentation and Tying of the Cords
Benediction: Rev. Dr. Thomas Downes
Closing of the Sacred Space: Ceremonialists
Supper and Evening: We are hoping to arrange possibility for ala carte dining together at a local and nearby restaurant for those wishing to stay and continue the conversation.
Sunday Visits: Many of us will be attending Sunday
interspiritual services and also visiting other local spiritual centers in and near
Sunday Visits: Many of us will be attending Sunday interspiritual services and also visiting other local spiritual centers in and near Sedona.
SOME IMPORTANT DETAILS
ABOUT JOINING CMH
l. You can join CMH by attending an Induction Ceremony in person or in absentia. In the interim period of induction ceremonies, you can join CMH as noted on the JOIN US page of this website.
2. In absentia members will have future opportunities to participate in the induction and consecreation ceremony
3. Joining CMH as a member differs from also seeking ordination through OUnI. If you are joining the CMH and want to evaluate your status for ordination through OUnI on June 20th (as Interfaith/ Interspiritual Minister or Wisdom Keeper) contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. They will evaluate your status with regard to this option
4. As you will also learn by contacting us further with regard to 1-3, above, you will also need to go to www.ouni.org, click on Join and fill out the questionnaire there provided; this is a formality required by District of Columbia with regard to CMH/OUnI being membership-based religious associations.
5. We encourage you to let friends and colleagues know about these opportunities.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any further questions. Thanks so much!