Purpose: Bringing together those who love animals and have an animal companion in their homes. This Circle will provide education, service, and support for those who wish to have better relations with their furry, feathered or scaled family members. It inspires having fun with our beloved animals and setting everyone one up for success. We will encourage members through monthly meetings, educational seminars, one-on-one demonstrations, volunteering at various shelters and other animal events.
Mission: We are a Circle open to all who are interested in making the world a better place for our animals. We aim to have fun with our companion animals and build relationships between us and them that are beyond meaningful.
Meeting Information: Location to be announced
Canal de Luz Circle
Purpose: The purpose of this Spanish speaking circle is to be the Channel of Light where openhearted acceptance and support reflects the essence of the beauty of all Hispanic cultures. Canal de Luz, (Channel of Light) brings love, honesty, and trust as a vital part of the One; manifesting a World that Works for all.
Description: During our monthly meetings we share our individual and collective experiences, our lives, our hopes, our highest aspirations as to who we are. Meetings are purposely Spanish speaking. We dance on occasion. We share delicious cultural dishes. We study Science of Mind books. We evolve as the circle grows.
Meeting Information: First Friday and the Third Friday of each month, except holidays, 7:00 – 9:00pm at CSLDallas.
Leaders of Circle:
Mirna Lopez, email@example.com, 214.536.6519
“If we are to live in harmony with ourselves and with nature, we need to be able to communicate freely in a creative movement in which no one permanently holds to or otherwise defends his own ideas.” ~ David Bohm
Purpose: The Circle serves as a path to finding shared meaning in our community. When separateness, prejudice, and biases disrupt our collective sense of balance we yearn for a wholesome response. A uniquely brilliant solution was put forth in a book written by the great 20th-century thinker and theoretical physicist David Bohm. The name of Bohm’s seminal work is “On Dialogue”.
“On Dialogue” is squarely aimed at uncovering the personal biases and prejudice that exist in all of us. The Dialogue process gives each of us an opportunity to safely explore the assumptions that belie the beliefs that support separation in its many forms. Separation is simply the distance we must navigate to find shared meaning.
The Circle is a sacred container that nourishes safety, confidentiality and mutual respect. Dialogue protocols add the disciplines of suspending judgment, silence when silence happens and listening generously with intent to be influenced by shared meaning.
All are welcome! A unique feature of this Circle is that we assemble a group of around 25 people who will agree to consistently attend for a six-month period. This is because each month builds on the month before. During these six months, the Circle will be closed to drop-ins. This is because to experience true dialogue the same participants need to take part in a consecutive monthly exercise to allow the rhythm to engage.
A NEW 6-MONTH DIALOGUE CIRCLE OPENS UP AND BEGINS OCTOBER 6, 2018
Meeting Information: On the 1st Saturday of every month we meet from 9:30 – 11:30am. We begin with a centering meditation and prayer and then begin the exercise of Dialogue. Each participant has read and considered the participant’s responsibilities. Afterwards, all are welcome to go to lunch at Best Thai in Addison.
Leader of Circle: Jeff Fritts, firstname.lastname@example.org, 469.569.8930
Facilitators: Carl Hunt and Tom Boldrey
Purpose: Dinner Friends is a wonderful group of people who meet monthly to share a covered dish dinner. Some people come every month, others come once or twice a year – there’s no commitment. We usually (but NOT always!) meet on the second Saturday of each month. Someone volunteers to Host, usually in their home, and everyone else brings a covered dish to share. A fantastic way to make new friends, and get to know people from CSLDallas better, not to mention the AMAZING food, laughter, and hugs.
Meeting Information: Usually the 2nd Saturday of each month, & usually in someone’s home. Please email the leader of the circle to find out the location of the meeting.
Leader of Circle: Kevin Prentice, email@example.com, 214.934.7805
Healthy Living Circle
Mission: To provide mutual support and accountability in sustaining our healthy lifestyle choices using spiritual principles and practical tools.
Purpose: We meet to provide an encouraging and supportive place for people to step fully into their healthy lifestyle.
Description: We come together to build accountability and sustainability for each other’s healthy lifestyle choices – whether these choices are around eating, exercise, work/life balance, spiritual practice, or other areas. We create this accountability and sustainability through check-in’s and sharing spiritual and practical tools during our meetings. We also support and empower our healthy lifestyles by creating accountability partnerships for those who want one.
For whom is this Circle intended? EVERYONE 18 or older is WELCOME
What will happen during this Circles meeting? What can members, guest expect?
- Check-ins are a statement from each person in the circle as to the accomplishments, thoughts, and feelings that are there to be shared. There is no cross-talk. Each person will start with his/her name and have as long to speak as s/he takes unless s/he is rambling to the point of distraction. If so, the moderator will ask her/him to finish.
- After Check-in’s the moderator will ask if anyone needs to go further into a thought, feeling or practice that would be helpful to them or the group.
- Each meeting will have a published topic or practice for discussion. The moderator will introduce the topic.
Leader(s) of Circle: Dr Petra Weldes, firstname.lastname@example.org , 214-478-9904
Co-leader welcome, please see Dr Petra
Meeting Information: 3rd Wednesday of every month from 5:30pm to 6:30pm. Please check for specific dates in the Events section.
In-Powered Living Circle
Purpose & Meeting Information: An uplifting class/discussion group that meets every Friday night at CSLDallas from 7 – 9:00pm
- In-powered Living – living life more from a place of love, joy, and inspiration
- Bringing out the best in you and the people you interact with
- Raising mass consciousness one person at a time
- Enhancing and maintaining the connection with the divine within
- Transcending limiting beliefs and habits
- Consciously creating and attracting more of what you really want in your life
The group is open to all. There is no cost or required pre-studying needed before attending the group. People are free to attend as their schedule permits.
Utilizing complementary content from a range of authors including current experts in the fields of psychology, sociology, medicine, biology and metaphysics including Abraham-Hicks. Along with original material developed by Rob Brite.
Leader of Circle: Rob Brite, email@example.com, 214-267-8166
Purpose: Bringing the CSLDallas LGBTQIA community together in support of each other and the needs of our community. This Circle provides a safe space of equality, understanding, and acceptance for individuals to stand as their authentic selves. It inspires and encourages its members to fully participate in the building of community through social interactions, charitable deeds, education, and spiritual practices. It fosters transformation and upholds the Science of Mind philosophy that we are all One.
Meeting Information: 4th Sunday of each month from 6:00 – 8:00pm in Pahnke Hall.
Leader of Circle:
Juanita Yvonne, CPC, IBC firstname.lastname@example.org, 972-267-6582
Purpose: We meet and provide a supportive place for men to step more fully into their purpose, passion, and authenticity. We seek to build trust by giving each man an opportunity to say how he feels. We aim to help each man address the issues in his life in a way that does no harm to other men, and in a way that he is in control of his own work. We strive to ensure confidentiality and emotional safety. Any man may abstain from commenting.
- Check-ins are a statement from each man in the circle as to the feelings that he wants to announce are in his heart. There is no crosstalk. Each man will start with his name and have as long to speak as he takes unless he is rambling to the point of distraction. If so the moderator will ask him to finish.
- After Check-ins the moderator will ask if anyone needs to go further into a feeling or if other men would like to address a man that is dealing with a heavy burden.
- Each meeting will have a published topic. The moderator will introduce the topic.
ALL MEN ARE WELCOME!
Meeting Information: 2nd Saturday from 10:00am to Noon.
Purpose: The Nature Circle of Life offers opportunities to collectively come together to appreciate and learn from nature. As we commune with nature in her physical form, we can understand how Life Itself works and enjoy the divine showing up in Its splendor.
Mission of Circle: Our mission is to enjoy nature in a variety of ways with community members and use the time to connect with the One and each other.
Description of the Circle: The Nature Circle provides opportunities to hike, canoe, kayak, bird-watch, etc. at parks, preserves, and nature areas around DFW. Dates and locations will be sent out months in advance so that members can plan to attend. There is no commitment required and you can participate whenever you’d like.
Meeting Information: We meet on varied weekends once every month or two. Check the Calendar for upcoming meetings/outings.
Spirit At Work Circle
A Business Ministry
We learn, share, pray, and prosper.
Purpose: The Spirit At Work Circle is centered on activating and applying Spiritual Laws, Principles, and Practices throughout a person’s career and work-life. Participating in this Circle enables each person to grow past limited thinking and ignite the power of Spirit at work. Participants expand their consciousness and Spirit At Work demonstrations are celebrated.
Mission: Our Mission is to empower and support every individual to use spiritual laws, principles, and practices in their work-lives and thrive. Our Spirit At Work circle enables participants to have a sense of belonging, expand their repertoire of spiritual “tools,” and enhance their capacity to connect with Spirit as a way of being while working.
Participants: Everyone is welcome who is engaged in any form of work and community service regardless of their role, responsibilities, or involvement in the business, corporate, or the nonprofit world.
Description of Meetings: Our monthly meetings at CSLDallas are structured to teach and support each person to activate spiritual laws, principles, and practices in their everyday work situations. Each meeting begins with opportunities to connect with others and centers on a 15-minute talk followed by a guided conversation regarding activating Spirit to work through us and as us while we are working and/or engaged in community service. We co-create a sacred supportive community for consciously learning to work connected with Spirit as a way of being.
Meeting Information: 4th Thursday each month 6:00 to 8:00 pm at CSLDallas
Leaders of Circle: Tom Boldrey, email@example.com, 217-390-6237
Social Engagement (SMSE) Circle
In the midst of what may feel like the bombardment of conditions all around us in the world, we are called to bring our compassionate hearts and our conscious actions to a world crying out in pain. This is a massive challenge, but who is better equipped to meet this challenge than someone steeped in the Science of Mind?
With so many heart-breaking events and issues taking place in today’s times, there is a call to change the paradigms from which we human beings live and share our love, light, planet, and resources. There is an ever-increasing call for us to speak out and stand for our Global Vision. As a Spiritually Progressive community, we are called to speak out, stand up, and more than that, we must engage.
We know that our teaching, the Science of Mind, tells us that we do not refuse to look at conditions, but neither do we dwell upon them. Our current conditions are a result of past thinking – either individually or collectively. We see the condition and turn our minds to a greater Spiritual Truth and declare that greater Truth to become manifest. We also know that there are times when we must do more than Spiritual Mind Treatment (Affirmative Prayer) – we must move our feet and engage with the world around us. These are such times.
Purpose: To provide spiritual guidance and active support as we collectively engage with the issues of the day. We seek to illuminate the interconnectedness of us as spiritual beings and our human conditions, regardless of the story. We seek to declare, unceasingly, the dignity of each individual and claim Spiritual Light as the Truth and guide for humanity.
Mission: We are committed to engage in the issues of the day, to show up and stand for Love and as Love, and to create a World That Works For Everyone. We know the Truth – that we are spiritual beings expressing and creating in this human experience – that no matter what, Good must come of every condition because we claim it so – that there is a trajectory to evolution which is the expanding of consciousness – and that “this is sure to be attained by all.”
But faith without works is dead. We should not only pray, we should act, each contributing the best he has to the common purpose, each willing to make any sacrifice necessary…one in a certain sense, a selfish one, for we all desire self-preservation, but the other in the greater sense that there can be no individual self-preservation without the preservation of all. ~ Ernest Holmes
Meeting Information: Meetings to be announced.
Unexpected Income Club
Purpose: To become aware of ALL the Good we constantly receive and to participate in The Abundance Game of creating unexpected income. This program is designed to open your eyes to your unlimited good and clear all channels for abundance to enrich your life. You will also have the opportunity to experience the spiritual practice of tithing from your unexpected income.
Ernest Holmes said: “Expectancy speeds progress. Therefore, live in a continual state of expectancy. No matter how much good you are experiencing today, expect greater good tomorrow…Try this magic of expectancy…It makes life a game that is a joy to play.”
Meeting Information: 1st Sunday each month at CSLDallas from 12:00 – 12:45pm
Leader of Circle: Randy Hunt, firstname.lastname@example.org, 469-733-6791
Purpose: The Visioning Circle of Life supports spiritual growth by incorporating the spiritual practice of visioning, as developed by Dr. Michael B. Beckwith.
Visioning creates an intention space for deep listening in order to hear Spirit’s highest vision/idea for any individual/project/organization.
Description: Visioning helps you gain clarity on any issue in your life by transcending conditional thinking and aligning with Divine Wisdom. It’s a way to expand your life’s potential. At each gathering you’ll be led through the 6-step visioning process, where you’ll open to Spirit to “hear-see” the Divine Idea for your question, It’s a form of contemplative meditation and co-creation. In some sessions, we’ll vision for one of the participants’ questions, and others for ourselves.
Meeting information: 4th Tuesdays of each month 6:00 – 7:00pm (except Holidays)
Leaders of Circle:
Jim D. Berrong, Jim.email@example.com, 214-288-4561
Purpose: The purpose of the Wisdom Circle is to learn, grow, and share new dimensions of Wisdom. We focus on uncovering the abundant gifts of our expanding life-span and exploring the unchartered opportunities that some call the second-half of life. Our lives after 50 journeys are unique. More and more of us, are living into our late eighties and beyond. In our Circle, we consider aging and life transitions as windows into new dimensions of wisdom and possibilities of spiritual growth. The Wisdom Circle is a whole-group experience and whole-group container for nurturing transformation.
We may schedule special events on holidays in lieu of meetings, like gathering for a 4th of July fireworks picnic. Members are encouraged to suggest and/or lead topics of special interest and contribute their creativity to enhance the vitality of the Circle experiences.
Circle leaders provide a structure as well as a topic focus for each session and facilitate the conversations and activities. We engage in “out-loud” personal inquiries and a collective dialogue of depth. We respect others by giving them our full attention without judging them or needing to verbally respond. We do not give advice. We know there is nothing to be “fixed.” We do not “process” someone or try to convince another person to a certain point of view. Members frequently say how grateful they are for the openness, support, and camaraderie the Wisdom Circle creates.
Meeting Information: First Thursday each month, except for on or next to holidays, 7-9 pm at CSLDallas or other locations. Please contact the leadership before attending, as the circle gathering is often held at a location other than CSLDallas.
Women’s Circle – Spirit Sisters
Our purpose is to transform our world as we transform ourselves into a sacred space that nourishes connection and creates an opportunity for deep friendships through deep listening. When we come together in equality and acceptance, we allow magic to happen. When we are seen, heard, and held we can transform out of current conditions and claim our true radiance and power.
Meeting Information: 2nd Saturday from 10:00am to Noon. *Not meeting August 2017*