The author of our discussion book, Wayne Teasdale, coined the term “interspiritual” to describe commonalities between religious traditions, specifically those that are spiritual in nature. While not diminishing differences in beliefs, these shared traits build community and sharing across practices. This course invites you to explore what may be your hidden knowledge of unity by learning and practicing mysticism’s oneness in world religion. You can join a journey toward unity, social justice, and happiness by working together. These practices will liberate your meditation into a transformative practice.
Learners need to obtain this book for the course:
A live optional Zoom will be the last day of the course at 8:00 PM (EST)
This course is eligible for 1 CEU.
Number of weeks: 2
Required books?: Yes
Live video session?: Yes, optional
Part of a certification or series of courses?: No
About the Instructors
Dr. Asayo Okumura Thomas is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ of the Metropolitan Association, New York Conference.
She was born and raised in Japan, breathing in the grace and embraced by the love through her mother’s bodhisattva sutra chanting. Her doctoral research project at the New York Theological Seminary was “The Sea of Silence: Ceaseless Renewal of the Mind and Heart in Unification of the Trinity through Mindful Meditation.”
Currently, she serves at the Community Church of the Pelhams as an assistant pastor for spiritual development. Her spiritual gift is to invite people to open their hearts gently and naturally to be reunited with the love of God through a mindful meditation with biblical verses in Lectio Divina or the ancient Mystic method. She loves to be in nature, like floating on the ocean wave, walking in the forest communicating with trees, and contemplating in birds singing or simply silence.