Peace, Silence, Stillness
The Spirituality Center brings together spiritual practices from various sources to provide you with a set of tools you can use to achieve harmony within yourself, compassion towards others, and, ultimately, have a positive impact on the outside world.
The Center leader is Daniel Johnson, O.P.A. who, in addition to being an Episcopal priest, has studied Eastern philosophy extensively. His diverse background allows him to blend Western ideas and Eastern spirituality into a caring approach that you will find both stimulating and fun. Daniel will lead the workshops described below.
Please note: these are non-religious events.
The Spirituality Center offers events throughout the year. Check back here or on Facebook often to see what’s next.
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Online Meditation Room
During this uncertain time, we invite you to join us in our Online Meditation Room, a peaceful space where we can reflect, meditate, and explore our spiritual lives in community.
WHERE: via Zoom
LEADER: Daniel Johnson, O.P.A.
This is a non-religious event
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Reflective Exercise Movement: The Mind-Body Foundation of Qi
WHEN: Part 2: March 13th 10:00-Noon (Participation in Part 1 is not required)
LEADER: John Alton
REGISTER: Via Eventbrite
The Spirituality Center is excited to welcome back John Alton, a renowned authority on Reflective Exercise. John will present two virtual workshops on Qi, an ancient Chinese therapeutic practice for mind, body and spirit. Part 1 of Reflective Exercise Movement: The Mind-Body Foundation of Qi will be presented on February 13. Part 2 will run on March 13.
In these workshops, John will demonstrate the movements of Reflective Exercise. Participants will have the opportunity to learn and practice these movements. John will also share how Reflective Exercise Movement can help to monitor the body’s health and strengthen the immune system. The workshops have been designed to be stand-alone experiences: attend one or both.
John has studied extensively in China and for over a decade operated an instructional studio in Charlottesville, VA before spreading his ideas globally. He has written three books on the Reflective Exercise and led four university-based research studies on this practice. For eleven years he taught this practice to the University of Virginia Varsity swim team. He has presented his ideas and research to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs, the U.S. Army War College, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, Google, the Beijing Sport University, and Beijing Normal University. He is a board member of the International Society of Chinese Health Practices, a Chinese professional health organization that seeks to research and explain Traditional Chinese Medicine in Western medical terms.
Please join us for an amazing experience.