Pathways Rhythms

August 2020


Mystic of the Month: Dr. Barbara Holmes


The willingness to listen, on both sides, is the beginning of reconciliation.

― Dr. Barbara Holmes

Barbara is a spiritual teacher and writer focused on African American spirituality, mysticism, cosmology, and culture. Her life is committed to the struggle for justice, the healing of the human spirit, and the art of relevant and radical creativity.

Online Auction and Open House

September 12-19 is Pathways’ first Silent Auction with an Open House on the 19th from 1-4pm. The silent auction will be held online with items also on display outside along trails and in the Retreat House. Silent bidding begins on September 12 and concludes at 4pm on September 19. Please consider supporting this ministry and if you haven’t been to Pathways, this is a prime opportunity to come see what Pathways has to offer.

* We ask that all people wear face masks when arriving at the open house. Masks may be removed when walking the trails and appropriate physical distancing can be maintained. *

Contemplative Practices from Different Faith Traditions


This 4-session online workshop, taught by Ruth Judy, will explore four spiritual traditions: Judaism, Christianity, Buddhism, and Nature. Each week we will delve into one of these traditions through an overview of its spiritual practices. We will then experience two of these contemplative practices, followed with time for reflection and sharing. In closing, we will look at ways we might incorporate these practices into our daily lives, enhancing our own tradition.

When: Fridays, October 2, 9, 16, 23 from 1-3 pm

Where: via Zoom

Cost: $100 ($25/session)

Registration deadline: September 25

Facilitator: Ruth Judy

Register for this series on our website

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