Religious Explorations CALENDAR 2019-20

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UURE Curriculum 2019-20

Connecting mindfulness/meditative practices from different faith traditions and cultural communities to Unitarian Universalism’s Seven Principles

Year At-A-Glance


UNIT 1

Focusing on Patterns & Shapes & the 7th Principle (Interconnected Web)

9/15     Introduction to Mindfulness (mesmerizing jars)

9/22     Mandalas (coloring, making)

9/29     Patterns in Nature (Zen garden making)

UNIT 2

Sitting Meditation & the 3rd Principle (Acceptance & Spiritual Growth)

10/6     Sitting Meditation (guided, breath, candle)

10/13   Sitting Meditation (guided, breath, candle)

UNIT 3

Mindful Eating I & the 2nd Principle (Justice, Equity, & Compassion)

11/3     Mindful Eating

11/24   Mindful Eating

UNIT 4

Music Meditation & the 6th Principle (World Community)

12/8     Music Meditation (chime, bowl, listening)

UNIT 5

Yoga (Kundalini) & the 3rd Principle (Acceptance & Spiritual Growth)

1/5       Yoga (Kundalini)

1/12     Yoga (Kundalini)

UNIT 6

Walking Meditation, Labyrinths & the 4th Principle (Truth & Meaning)

1/26     Walking Meditation/Labyrinth (gratitude)

2/2       Walking Meditation/Labyrinth

2/9       Walking Meditation/Labyrinth

UNIT 7

Qi Gong or Music Meditation & the 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity)

3/1       Qi Gong/Music Meditation (making, listen)

3/8       Qi Gong/Music Meditation (making, listen)

4/5       Qi Gong/Music Meditation (making, listen)

UNIT 8

Mindful Eating II (cookbook) & the 5th Principle (Conscience & Democracy)

4/19     Mindful Eating/Cookbook

4/26     Mindful Eating/Cookbook

5/3       Mindful Eating/Cookbook