Tedx Amoskeag Millyard Talk
Rev. Dr. Stephanie Rutt presented her TedxTalk on June 2, 2018. She was nominated by Rev. Christy Sperrazza to participate in and was selected as one of ten Tedx presenters from over eighty nominations at at the 2018 event entitled "It's Complicated."
Haden Institute - Summer Dream & Spirituality Conference
Rev. Dr. Stephanie Rutt offered two sessions at this year's Summer Conference which was held during the week of May 27, 2018
Mantra Prayer: Doorway to the Sacred
All faith traditions sound the Holy One. In this workshop, based on the book Doorway to the Sacred: Transform Your Life with Mantra Prayer (available on Amazon), participants are invited into the experience of the Holy through key mantra prayer practices from across faith traditions. Specifically, practices long used for cultivating healing, forgiveness, single-pointed courage and living with an open heart are highlighted. In addition, seven key guidelines for creating with mantra are explored and how to create and sustain a spiritual practice using mantra prayer is detailed. Along the way, participants discover that, by creating a joyful noise without, a silent sacred space is created within echoing connection and unity with all. To embody this sacred space, a variety of meditative forms are included such as walking, movement and dance practices and participants are invited to record their personal reflections through journaling and drawing. Come and sound the Holy One and discover the inner sacred echoing across faith traditions.
Living the Prayer of Jesus: An Introduction to the Lord's Prayer in Aramaic
Many of us have long known and recited the Lord’s Prayer. Yet, when studied through the lens of Aramaic, the language of Jesus, new vistas of understanding and experience emerge. Prepare to be surprised, delighted and, perhaps, even challenged. As one nun of over thirty years exclaimed after a recent workshop, “I’ve said this prayer every day for thirty years. And, now, I will never say it the same way again!” On this special journey through this well-known prayer, participants will learn the prayer in Aramaic, inviting the language itself to awaken ever deeper levels of awareness. In addition, for each line of the prayer, simple circle dances are introduced to celebrate the prayer’s hallowed treasures in community. Please bring a journal to record the inner treasures discovered on this sacred journey. This workshop is based on the book, Living the Prayer of Jesus: A Study of the Lord’s Prayer in Aramaic (available on Amazon) and participants will have access to a sound recording of the prayer in Aramaic to use for continued practice. Come and re-discover the prayer of Jesus. It will leave you not where you began.