Contemplative Practices

Rev. Dr. Joanne Braxton

In this half-day workshop retreat, we’ll explore both writing and mindfulness as tools for spiritual formation and the cultivation of exquisite self-care. Sitting meditation, prayer, ritual and silence, mindfulness, mindful walking, mindful eating, life writing, and spiritual reflection. Joy! Dr. Braxton is president of the Braxton Institute for Sustainability, Resiliency, and Joy, an organization that supports the well-being of activists, change-makers, and caregivers. An ordained minister, Dr. Braxton, who is also known as Sage, has a degree in spirituality and another in ministry as well as a doctorate in American Studies. She has created online curriculum context in spirituality and health for the United Church of Christ and has served as a consultant to the Unitarian Universalist Association as well as All Souls Church. Dr. Braxton has incorporated mindfulness in her teaching of writing for many years and is training to become a qualified MBSR instructor through the Center for Mindfulness and Omega Institute. Space limited to 20; please register by April 30.

Saturday, May 5, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Saturday, May 5, 2018