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Programs.....................................2005

   
 

SUNDAY SERVICES AND INTERFAITH PRESENTATIONS - 11AM TO 1PM

Presentations by and dialogue with representatives of various World Religions and Contemporary movements in Cosmology and Ecology, occur each Sunday from 11am to 12 noon. An experiential component consisting of prayers, readings, rituals, music, art and meditation from various world religions occur from 12 noon to 1pm. Local musicians provide music during and after our services and Dances of Universal Peace occur every third Sunday from 3-6pm. Our community comes together to share and experience the diversity of each individual's culture, tradition and path. We are seekers of truth and compassionate service, for the good of all living beings and the sustainability of the earth. Please join us in our Sunday vegetarian potlucks! Afternoon programs usually follow between 2-4pm.

 

   
 

CHILDREN'S INTERFAITH SUNDAY PROGRAMS - 11AM TO 1PM

A children's interfaith program and service is offered each Sunday from 11am to 1pm which introduces children to stories, art, prayers, rituals, and beliefs of various world religions. Our goal is to provide children with a variety of educational experiences, suited to their developmental stage, to equip them to live fruitfully in a multicultural, multireligious world. Our community is interfaith, made up of individuals of various backgrounds and faiths. We are also multi-cultural and inter-generational (young and old alike), demonstrating respect and self individual acknowledgement that each one of us are divine. We carry this knowledge with us, and by example, speak to our children the importance of dialogue between one another and family alike. We demonstrate listening and learning, questioning and dialogue to discover the human heart and the Spirit of one and all.

   
 

Calendar of Events: (April - December 2005)

APRIL 2005

 
Date
Day
Time
Topic
Presented By
Cost
APRIL 2 SAT 9:30-5:00 A MERTON RETREAT

FR. PATRICK COLLINS
Call for information
(616) 566-4318 or tapas@motherstrust.org

$40.00
APRIL 3 SUN 11-1:00 CONTEMPLATION IN A WORLD OF ACTION FR. PATRICK COLLINS DONATION
APRIL 9 SAT 1:30-4:30 TRADITIONS OF THE THREE TRIBES TIM LOONSFOOT SR., OJIBWAY PIPE CARRIER $20.00
APRIL 10 SUN 11-1:00 INNER DIVINITY MASTER KIM OF THE PEACE SCHOOL DONATION
APRIL 10 SUN 2 - 4:00 PEACE BREATHING MEDITATION MASTER KIM OF THE PEACE SCHOOL $20.00
APRIL 16 SAT 2 - 4:00 LIVING IN DIALOGUE DR. STEVEN ROWE, GVSU DONATION
APRIL 17 SUN 11-1:00 DIVINE FEMININE - A SUFI PERSPECTIVE MUHAMMAD ICKLAS, JERAHI SUFI ORDER DONATION
APRIL 17 SUN 2 - 4:00 SUFI ZIKR MYSTICAL NAMES OF ALLAH MUHAMMAD ICKLAS, JERAHI SUFI ORDER  DONATION
APRIL 23 SAT 10 - 4:00

MAKE YOUR OWN DRUM - WORKSHOP

SUSAN ASHLEY AND JANE TURNER
CALL TO REGISTER, $75 DEPOSIT
(269) 857-2209, 388-7311

$135.00
covers mat-
erials & lunch

APRIL 24 SUN 11-1:00 MOTHER EARTH WORSHIP IN INDIA SWAMI TAPASANANDA DONATION
APRIL 24 SAT 2 - 4:00

LOST FROM THE OTTAWA
STORY OF THE JOURNEY BACK

PUN PLAMONDON, GRAND RIVER BAND OF OTTAWA
(AUTHOR WILL READ & SIGN BOOKS)
DONATION
APRIL 30 SAT 2 - 4:00 NUCLEAR POWER & GLOBAL WARMING DON WILLIAMS, PHD. DONATION
   
  MAY 2005
 
Date
Day
Time
Topic
Presented By
Cost
MAY 1 SUN 11-1:00 SPIRITUAL DISCOVERIES IN CALCUTTA NEIL B. FELDMAN DONATION
MAY 7 SAT 1 - 5:00 PRACTICAL SOLAR POWER FOR THE HOME RICHARD ORAWIEC $10..00
MAY 8 SUN   11-1:00 WORSHIP OF THE DIVINE MOTHER SRIMATI INDRA MAKHIJA DONATION
MAY 14 SAT 1:30-4:30 MEDITATION & RITUAL IN INDIA DR. SRI PADA RAJU $20.00
MAY 15 SUN 11-1:00

PSEUDO DIONYSIUS & FREDERICO LORCA
THE BEYOND, BY WAY OF THE HERE

DR. JAMES PERKINSON,
UNIVERSITY OF DENVER

DONATION
MAY 15  SUN 3:30-5:00 PEACE CONCERT WITH DENA BLAY STROBA AND JIM COOPER AND FRIENDS

WOMENS CLUB - SAUGATUCK
CALL FOR INFORMATION (269)543-3951

TO BE
ANNOUNCED
MAY 21 SAT 1:30-3:30 PEACEMAKER IN IRAQ PEGGY GISH, CHRISTIAN PEACEMAKERS $10.00
MAY 22  SUN 11-1:00 MY PILGRIMAGE

H. BIN LIM, ALLIANCE FOR CULTURAL
& ETHNIC HARMONY

DONATION
MAY 29 SUN 11-1:00 DIETRICH BONOEFFER, LIVING TRUTH TO POWER PETER C. HART, CONFLICT LAB DONATION
   
  JUNE 2005
 
Date
Day
Time
Topic
Presented By
Cost
JUNE 4 SAT 2:00-5:00 HEALTH SYMPOSIUM &
DUNES WALK
ECO-HUMAN HEALTH &
THE GLOBAL
ENVIRONMENT

DR. DEBDAS MUKERJEE,
Senior Environmental Health Specialist
DR. NICHOLAS NEWMAN,
DR. LEILA SAXENA
Holland Community Hospital
SUZI RICHARDSON
Green Vision Foundation

$20.00
INCLUDES
LUNCH
JUNE 5 SUN 11-1:00 YOGA FOR HEALTH OF THE SOUL MEERA KERR
Satchidananda Ashram, Yogaville, VA
DONATION
JUNE 5 SUN 2 - 4:00 YOGA & CHANTING WORKSHOP MEERA KERR
Satchidananda Ashram, Yogaville, VA
$20..00
JUNE 11 SAT 1:30-4:30 JEWISH MYSTICAL TEACHINGS
A VISIT WITH RABBI RASCOE IN ST. JOSEPH. CAR POOL FROM GANGES...
RABBI RASCOE $20.00
JUNE 12 SUN 11-1:00 ISLAM AS A SPIRITUAL PATH AS-SAYED NURJAN MIRAHMADI,
Naqshbandi Haqqani Sufi Order
DONATION
JUNE 12 SUN 2 - 4:00 SUFI ZIKR -
CHANTING ALLAH'S NAME
AS-SAYED NURJAN MIRAHMADI,
Naqshbandi Haqqani Sufi Order
DONATION
JUNE 18 SAT 1:30-4:30 TRANSFORMATIVE ANTIRACISM

HERB PERKINS
Hamlin University

$20.00
JUNE 19 SUN 11-1:00 SPIRITUAL BASIS OF RELATIONSHIPS HERB PERKINS
Hamlin University
DONATION
JUNE 25 SAT 10-12:00 INTERFAITH ISSUES
& CONCERN IN HEALTH CARE
CYNTHIA VISSCHER, WMU
DONATION
JUNE 26 SUN 11-1:00 ESSENTIALS OF ZEN BUDDHISM DR. RON KIDD
Lincoln Park Zen
DONATION
JUNE 26 SUN 2 - 4:00 ZEN MEDITATION WORKSHOP R. RON KIDD
Lincoln Park Zen
$20.00
  JULY 2005
 
Date
Day
Time
Topic
Presented By
Cost
JULY 3 SUN 11-1:00 MIRCOCOSM & MACROCOSM IN VEDANTA INDRA MAKHIJA PH.D.
Trustee, Motherís Trust
DONATION
JULY 9 SAT 1 - 4:00 BUDDHISM IN INDIA, TIBET & KALAMAZOO FRANK & PAULA JAMISON
Midwest Buddhist Sangha
DONATION
JULY 10 SUN 11-1:00 NON-DUALISM IN ISLAM - THE SUFI PATH MUHAMMAD ICKLAS
Jerahi Sufi Order of Lansing Mi.
DONATION
JULY 10 SUN 2 - 4:00 ZIKR - SUFI CHANTING FOR INNER PURITY MUHAMMAD ICKLAS
Jerahi Sufi Order of Lansing Mi.
DONATION
JULY 16 SAT 1:30-4:00 EXTRAORDINARY WOMEN IN RELIGION NANCY AUER FALK
Dept of Religious Studies, WMU
DONATION
JULY 17 SUN 11-1:00 A MANTRA FOR HAPPINESS SANJAY MAZUMDAR PH.D.
President, E-Composites
DONATION
JULY 17 SUN 2 - 4:00 HOW TO ATTAIN HAPPINESS SANJAY MAZUMDAR PH.D.
President, E-Composites
DONATION
JULY 23 SAT 9 - 3:00 THE GOSPEL OF THOMAS
GUIDE TO SPIRITUALITY
RETREAT WITH RON MILLER PH.D.
Chair of Religion ,Lake Forest College
DONATION
JULY 24 SUN 11-1:00 THE ANCIENT GNOSTIC GOSPELS RON MILLER PH.D.
Chair of Religion ,Lake Forest College
DONATION
          DONATION
JULY 31 SUN 11-1:00 STORIES OF TURTLE ISLAND PUN PLAMANDON
Ottawa Storyteller, Grand River Band
 
  AUGUST 2005
 
Date
Day
Time
Topic
Presented By
Cost
AUG 7 SAT 1:30-4:00 SOLAR COOKING
MAKE A SOLAR COOKER!
BEN ODZIANA
Mothers Trust
$30.00
AUG 7 SUN 11-1:00 JEWISH MYSTICAL PRACTICES STEVE MCAFFEE,
Inner Light Ministries
DONATION
AUG 7 SUN 2 - 4:00 JEWISH MYSTICAL PRACTICES STEVE MCAFFEE
Inner Light Ministries
$20.00
AUG 13 SAT 1:30-4:00 JESUS AND CONSCIOUSNESS DENA BLAY-STROBA, OCDS
Director, World Wisdom Traditions
$20.00
AUG 14 SUN 11-1:00 KITCHEN SINK BUDDHISM MARY DRIVER
Tuson Buddhist Sangha
DONATION
AUG 14 SUN 11-1:00 RUMI, POET OF THE HEART  film EORGE BLASY
Mothers Trust
AUG 20 SAT 1:30-4:00 PEACEMAKER IN COLUMBIA DUANE EDIGAR, PH.D.
Christian Peacemakers of Michigan
DONATION
AUG 21 SUN 11-1:00 AT PLAY IN THE FIELDS OF THE LORD FRED STELLA, PRESIDENT
Interfaith Dialogue Association, Grand Rapids
DONATION
AUG 21 SUN 3 - 6:00 DANCES OF UNIVERSAL PEACE SUSAN ASHLEY DONATION
AUG 27 SAT 10-4:00 SPIRITUAL SCRAPBOOKING WORKSHOP JAN HARINGSMA
United Nations Association of Grand Rapids
$20.00
AUG 28 SUN 11-1:00 THE HINDU PATH TO IMMORTALITY DR. SRIPADA RAJU
Vaishnava Center, Lansing Mi.
DONATION
 

 
SEPTEMBER 2005

 
Date
Day
Time
Topic
Presented By
Cost
SEPT 3 SAT 10am PEAK OIL AND LOCAL FOOD MAYNARD KAUFMAN, PhD
Michigan Organic Food & Farm Alliance
DONATION
SEPT 4 SUN 11-1:00 SRI RAMAKRISHNA & HUMAN UNITY SWAMI TAPASANANDA
Trustee, Mothers Trust / Mothers Place
DONATION
SEPT 10 SAT 1:30-4 TAOISM IN CHINA DOUGLAS CHUNG PH.D.
President, The Asia Society of Grand Rapids
$20.00
SEPT 11 SAT 1:30-4 TWILIGHT IN THE GARDEN OF GOOD & EVIL SWAMI TAPASANANDA of Mother's Trust           BIN LIM                                                       Alliance for Racial and Cultural Harmony and You DONATION
SEPT 17 SAT 10-5:00 BUDDHIST VIPASSANA RETREAT
 
KEVIN GRIFFEN
Buddhist Teacher, www.kevingriffen.net
$40.00
SEPT 18 SUN 11-1:00 PRAYER & MEDITATION IN HEALING CINDI VISSCHER, JOAN MORRIS               Mother's Trust / Mother's Place DONATION
SEPT 18 SUN 3-5:00 DANCES OF UNIVERSAL PEACE SUSAN ASHLEY
Mothers Trust / Mothers PLace
DONATION
SEPT 24 SAT 11-3:00 NATIVE HEALERS IN POST MODERN AMERICA TIM LOONSFOOT
Western Michigan University
DONATION
SEPT 25 SUN 11-1:00 LIBERATION THEOLOGY REDUX JAMES PERKINSON, PH.D.
Denver University
DONATION
SEPT 25 SUN 2-4:00 OUTING SUPREMACY IN MODERNITY
Book reading and signing of his new book,
"White Theology"
JAMES PERKINSON, PH.D.
Denver University
DONATION
SEPT 25 SUN 7PM POETRY & JAZZ AT UNCOMMON GROUND JAMES PERKINSON, JIM COOPER DONATION
SEPT 30 FRI 7PM SLIDE SHOW ON INDIA, book signing ROBERT ARNET, author - "India Unveiled" DONATION
 
  OCTOBER 2005
 
Date
Day
Time
Topic
Presented By
Cost
OCT 1 SAT 2-4PM SHIVA, MANTRA, MEDITATION & MUSIC PATRICIA POMPA DONATION
OCT 2 SUN 11AM SUFI POETRY OF LOVE DAVID & SUBRINEH FIDELER                   Concord Grove Design DONATION
OCT 8 SAT 1:30-4:30 DYNAMIC RELIGION OF MUHAMMAD ISMAI'L ABDULAH                                     Western Michigan University              DONATION
OCT 9 SUN 11AM BLACK ELK'S VISION OF UNITY ANNIE OLSEN                                                Bahai Meeting of Holland                                  DONATION
OCT 15 SAT 2-4PM THE MILITANCY PARADOX DEEPAK MALHOTRA PhD.                        Harvard Business School DONATION
OCT 16 SUN 11AM THE DEVI DURGA - MOTHER OF ALL DENA BLAY STROBA OCDS                             Mothers Trust - Mothers Place DONATION
OCT 21-23 ...........   PILGRIMAGE/RETREAT TO CHICAGO CALL (616) 566-4318 to register
OCT 23 SUN 11AM WISDOM OF BUDDHA & JUNG EUGENE SCHOLTEN PhD. DONATION
OCT 29 SAT 10-5PM TOWARDS A GLOBAL ETHIC                      CALL (616) 566-4318 to register    DANIEL GOMEZ_IBENEZ, ROHINTON RIVETNA, DICK REHM, TIM LOONSFOOT SR, PAULA & FRANK JAMISON, ISMAIL ABDULAH, PETER HART  
OCT 30 SUN 11AM PROPHET ZOROASTER AND THE GLOBAL ETHIC ROHINTON RIVETNA                                                        Zoroastrian Association of North America DONATION
 

NOVEMBER 2005

 
Date
Day
Time
Topic
Presented By
Cost
NOV 5 SAT 10-4PM SPIRITUALITY OF THOMAS MERTON FATHER PATRICK COLLINS                   CALL (616) 566-4318 to register $40
NOV 6 SUN 11AM MARRIAGE BEYOND BLACK & WHITE DAVID DOUGLAS PhD                                     Holland Public Schools DONATION
NOV 6 SUN 2-4PM INTERCULTURAL FAMILIES WORKSHOP DAVID DOUGLAS PhD                                       Holland Public Schools        $20
NOV 12 SAT 1:30-4:30 NEW VIEWS OF OUR SOLAR SYSTEM ERIC CARLSON                                                Adler Planetarium DONATION
NOV 13 SUN 11AM WE ARE ALL RELATED:                    INTERFAITH WORK AT PINE RIDGE RESERVATION REV. KEITH TITUS & REV. GINNY TITUS        Co-directors of Re-Member DONATION
NOV 13 SUN 2PM FILM-THE UNIVERSE BEYOND George Blasy                                                DONATION
NOV 19 SAT 2-4PM PEACE MAKING IN PALESTINE FR. PETER DOUGHTERY                                 Michigan Peace Team DONATION
NOV 20 SUN 11AM JEWISH SAGES ON FORGIVENESS & JUSTICE REV. JUDITH TAMAR NEWHAM                    DONATION
NOV 26 SAT 10-NOON WILLOW BASKET MAKING, PART ONE            GATHERING THE WILLOW JILL WOODS                                          CALL (616) 566-4318 to register $40
NOV 27 SUN 11AM TALES FROM THE MAHABHARATA,             WORLDS LONGEST EPIC REV. INDRA MAKHIJA                                 Trustee, Mother's Trust DONATION
  DECEMBER 2005
 
Date
Day
Time
Topic
Presented By
Cost
DEC 3 SAT 2-4PM PEAK OIL & GLOBAL WARMING

Curt Kobb                                               Freelance Writer

$5
DEC 4 SUN 11AM MY TEACHER MUHAMMAD ICKLAS DONATION
DEC 11 SUN 11AM DEEP ECOLOGY AS A SPIRITUAL PATH RUTH HARRING PhD DONATION
DEC 11 SUN 2PM CONCERT JIM COOPER & FRIENDS                    DONATION
DEC 18 SUN 11AM OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE LEO & SUSIE HERNANDEZ
San Felipe Catholic Church, Pearl, MI.
DOANTION
DEC 25 SUN 11AM THE BIRTH OF GOD IN THE SOUL SWAMI TAPASANANDA DONATION
 
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