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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S MESSAGE
UPCOMING DATES (Please mark your calendar!)
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December 2-20, 2013:
This course just recently began and it is not too late to jump in! This is Humanist Learning Systems latest course: Humanist Meditation: Answers for Skeptics. This course on meditation is given by Rick Heller of the Humanist Mindfulness Group at Harvard, and member of our Advisory Board at the Spiritual Naturalist Society. At the link below, you can read all about the course BUT – don’t sign up there! Instead, as members of the Spiritual Naturalist Society, you can sign up for 30% off at the second link, just for you:
> Sign-up page for 30% off for SNS Members: SNS Member Discount Signup Link
Buddhist holiday that commemorates the day that the Buddha, Siddhartha Gautauma, experienced enlightenment.
Tuesday December 17th (7:00pm CST): Monthly Member Social
Many Spiritual Naturalists celebrate the Winter Solstice! It’s important to have a special time of year where we call attention to fellowship, sharing, and the value of giving. Why not do it at a time of year when the weather is bad and people tend to be affected by that? Furthermore, attaching celebrations to natural events like solstices makes perfect sense for a people who have a naturalistic worldview, and a sense of awe at the natural universe.
Christian holiday celebrating the birth of Jesus of Nazareth, who preached loving our neighbors and enemies, giving to the poor, and forgiveness.
FROM OUR MEMBER FORUMS
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– How are you doing? Plans for the holidays? Let’s catch up!
Hey everyone, I thought it would be a good idea for us to share how we’ve been doing lately and include plans we have for the holidays, anything else on our minds, and socialize a bit. Please feel free to post here!:
MEMBER ARCHIVES: LATEST ADDITIONS
The following are some of the most recent pieces added to the membership’s growing archive of inspirational and educational materials. Please feel free to discuss what you think about these with the other members in the Society forum!
Sharing odd and inspiring moments – appreciation of the commonplace is a part of spirituality…
An Atheist Plea for Preserving Thanksgiving
Does Thanksgiving still have a purpose for naturalists? DT Strain makes the case for why we should all be thankful for Thanksgiving…
The Role of Philosophy in Spirituality
What is philosophy? What is the difference between philosophy and spirituality, and how do they relate?…
Meditation Framing & Procession: A Spiritual Naturalist Ritual
One example of a ritual that can be performed before and after meditation, with its naturalistic purposes explained…
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