Drumming As Spiritual Practice

Connect with a primal and essential aspect of your spirituality through drumming! Rhythm is intrinsic to the world in which we live. Join us for an exploration of drumming as a spiritual practice. No drumming experience necessary. We will have some drums on hand to use during the gathering, so no drum is necessary either. Your interest in drumming and a desire to nurture your spirit are all that are required! This group meets monthly on the 3rd Sunday of the month at 6pm for a potluck meal together then Drumming Meditation. at the Oakland Peace Center, 111 Fairmount Ave. in Oakland, California. Check our calendar for the dates. 

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Spiritual Support for the Resistance

This group is for those who find themselves worn down by the daily bad news, political chaos, chronic fear, economic uncertainty and violent treatment of people on the margins. Together we will create space for grieving the many losses, naming our collective hopes and finding joy again inspite of it all! We will do this through creative storytelling, compassionate listening, restorative prayer and grounding movement.   You can expect the door to be open to all. The group will meet the fourth Sunday evening of each month beginning October 28, 2018 through March 2019, 6pm-7:30pm at the Oakland Peace Center, 111 Fairmount Ave. in Oakland, California. 

Emergent Strategy Discussion Group

In creative and life-affirming relationships/community with each other we will shape the intersectional, love- emerging, liberating change for which we long. We will gather on the 1st Sunday evenings of each month beginning Oct 7, 6pm at the Oakland Peace Center, 111 Fairmount Ave. Oakland, CA. through March 2019 to consider the vision Adrienne Maree Brown shares in her book Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds. From the book cover: 

Emergent Strategy is radical self-help, society-help, and planet-help designed to shape the futures we want to live....The world is in a continual state of flux. It is a stream of ever-mutating, emergent patterns. Rather than steel ourselves against such change, this book invites us to feel, map, assess, and learn. 

"Emergent Strategy...reminds us, directly and by example, that wonder (which at its heart is love),is the foundation of our ability to shape change and create the world we want." Alta Starr, leadership development trainer at Generative Somatics.

 Spiritual Support for Religious Trauma

At their best communities of faith offer healthy, joyful and commpassionate companionship for the many facets of our spiritual journey. Too often we experience trauma, marginalization and pain within the our religious community of origin. This group meets to create space for restorative dignity, compassionate listening and joyful celebration of each person's sacred worth.  This group will meet on the 2nd Sundays of each month beginning November 11, 2018 through April 2019 6pm-7:30pm at the Oakland Peace Center 111 Fairmount Ave., Oakland, CA. 

Caring for the Soul In Trauma

The Table was first developed to serve those who find themselves marginalized, traumatized or displaced from their spiritual community of origin. We are still called to meet people at the places of their deepest pain and walk with them toward healing and renewed joy. We host events and special group experiences that respond to the hurt, trauma and disenfranchisement of those in the community. The Table is the co-sponsor of the Berkeley Homeless Persons' Memorial Service.

Spiritual Support for Caregivers

Caring for another person who is vulnerable because of illness, mental health challenges and/or differing abilities is a gift of love. Caregiving can also feel frustrating, isolating, and exhausting. We will gather to offer each other support for this journey of care. The group will meet begin meeting in April 2019 at the Oakland Peace Center 111 Fairmount Ave., Oakland, CA.