When he delivers the last sermon of the 2015 season, the Rev. Robert Franklin wants the Chautauqua congregation to join…
Meditative aspects can be found in all religions, Subagh Singh Khalsa said, and the Mystic Heart Program allows him and other meditation teachers to point out those aspects to Chautauquans of all faiths and traditions.
Medical patients have physical needs as well as spiritual ones. And Dr. Christina Puchalski doesn’t believe health care professionals should limit themselves to just the former.
She said that 73 percent of cancer patients said they’ve experienced at least one instance of spiritual need; 40 percent of newly diagnosed cancer patients said they have a significant level of spiritual distress.
For Geraldine Connolly, poetry and healing are woven together. Reading poetry to heal is natural, even soothing, but writing poetry as a healing process is decidedly harder.
Bent at the waist, looking at her toes, the Rev. Barbara Lundblad began her sermon.
Week Four brings Patricia Jabbeh Wesley and Joe Kita to the Writers’ Center as writers-in-residence, and their topics will heal — mentally, anyway.
Poet-in-residence Jabbeh Wesley, an associate professor of English and creative writing at Pennsylvania State University Altoona, will begin the week with a “Poetry and Healing” workshop.
“The workshop is a creative writing class in which writers will write poetry that helps them explore past feelings of hurt, pain or trauma in a way that writing about these become a powerful healing instrument,” Jabbeh Wesley said.