Classics In Religion At the
sources are used for the weekly Classics in Religion Reading Group in
the Community Room of the Kingston Library every Wednesday at 10:30
a.m. For one hour each week, a local religious
leader has made selections for reading aloud and
discussion. The public is invited to any of these sessions
and the Library is totally accessible at 55 Franklin St., corner of
Prospect in mid-town Kingston. The reading
group began in the spring of 2003 and is currently lead by David Rolfe
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you are interested in leading a month's reading, please contact David
Rolfe at email@example.com. Or call him at 845-443-1662.
Schedule So Far
5, 12, 19, and 26, 2018
7 STATES OF CONSCIOUSNESS
his book, Higher Self Healing Meditation (2010),
Cary Bayer, who taught Transcendental Meditation from 1973 until he
founded Higher Self Healing Meditation in 2010, will present a description
of the seven states of consciousness available to every human being,
states experienced and lived in by many of the great saints, seers, and
mystics from spiritual traditions the world over. Using concentration and
control of the mind to experience a fourth state of consciousness
encounters more resistance than an effortless approach that allows the
Spirit of the Universe to do the work for the meditator who allows this
inner process to unfold naturally. The author of Literary
Yoga: Writers & Higher Consciousness, Cary will also present
descriptions of higher consciousness from a variety of poets and sages.
is a former teacher of Transcendental Meditation (TM), a trainer of TM
teachers, and a former Teaching Assistant at Maharishi International
University, where he received his M.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies.
Cary studied with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Deepak Chopra, and Ram Dass,
and taught meditation to hundreds of people from California and the
Caribbean to Western Europe and Australia.
2, 9, 16, 23, and 30, 2018
Kierkegaard, Sartre, Marcel, et. al.
does Existentialism offer in our world of fake news and alternative
facts? What are the values of authenticity and intellectual integrity to
the Existentialist and how might these inform our understanding of our
contemporary social and political milieu, where solidarity with others
in the human condition has been replaced by many with ideologies driven
by self interest and hate?
Leader for this series is Robert Helfman, a
resident of Hurley New York who has a background in Christian
contemplation from a liberal Catholic perspective. A graduate of UCCC
and SUNY New Paltz he has experience in the fields of health care and