Steve Benson on "Transformational Resilience"

Steve Benson, a psychologist and psychotherapist, will talk about a framework for responding, as individuals and communities, to the developing Global Climate Emergency. “Transformational Resilience” was developed by a research and activist organization in the Pacific Northwest within recent years, to teach behavioral, cognitive, and relational concepts and practices that can support emotional and interpersonal sustainability through the years of uncertainty and calamity that appear to be in store. 

Martin Luther King Day Observance

Hugh Curran will lead us in the annual RFS observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with a presentation on Tolerance and Nonviolence. He gave a version of the talk in the fall in Malta at the Global Council on Tolerance and Peace. In December he offered a presentation on the topic with a focus on nonviolent practices in Ireland. This talk with emphasize the work of Dr. King and the influence of Gandhi on King’s thinking and his practice of nonviolent resistance. Hugh Curran is a professor in the Peace Studies program at the University of Maine.

Women's Circle

Please join us as Carol and Marilyn lead us in a conversation about women, aging and money.
All are welcome, new friends and old. Come early to share a cup of tea and conversation.

Advent Spiral

photo_of_advent_spiralEach year, around about Thanksgiving, I begin anticipating Reversing Falls Sanctuary’s Advent Spiral ritual. Thanks to Bec Poole and Ralph Chapman, who celebrated this ceremony with their growing children and then invited the RFS community in to join them, this gathering of darkness and light seems to touch the hearts of many.