Discovery Week 2017

August 23, 2017

(MULTIPLE PHOTOS) Every year, the Discovery Week feels like it is getting better. We had a great group this year of 48 participants (sold out program!) exploring 11 religions in 7 days of rich learning and rich encounters via classes and visits. 

 

We began with CLASSES prior to each visit introducing that religion's key beliefs, practices, history. Where appropriate, we touched on sects, politics, and current issues:

 

Then we made VISITS to places of worship where we spoke with community leaders... 

 

Observed rituals like Hindu aarti...

 

And this Buddhist liturgy involving both monks and lay people...

 

We engaged in practices like Taoist tai chi and Zen meditation....

 

And we chanted and danced with Wiccans and Hare Krishnas...

 

Went face to face with Zoroastrian images...

 

Toured amazing synagogues, mosques, and temples....

 

And crossed cultural barriers including with Rasta elders, this Hasidic Jewish rabbi...  

 

and at a Sikh gurdwara (temple) where we explored the museum.

 

Such a rich experience brought us together in a week we will not forget.  

 

Can't wait till next year!

 

 

 

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