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Sangha Shantivanam
of Santa Cruz

 

Sangha meetings take place online or in person with an online option, according to the schedule below. It is updated regularly to add speakers or changes in topics, so please check back to confirm. The Zoom link and details for in-person locations are provided after the most recent schedule. It’s also helpful to download a copy of our prayer service, Word into Silence so that you can follow along with the chants and prayers. We look forward to having you join us!

Fall Schedule

Book Study: A Short History of Myth

by Karen Armstrong

September

September 17-

      2:30 pm- Service Committee Meeting 

      4 pm- Chapter 1 and 2 ("What is a Myth" and "The Paleolithic Period) (Leader: Jane Dawson)

October

October 1- Chapter 3 ("The Neolithic Period")

        Leader and Liturgy: Mary Sue Babb

October 15- Book Study topic deferred to November 5.

November

November 5- Chapter 4 and 5 ("The Axial Age" and

      "The Early Civilizations")

      Leader and Liturgy: Steven Hendrickson

November 19- Chapter 6 ("The Abrahamic Religions"- "The            Post Axial Age.")

      Guest Speaker- Akindele Akiva Bankole 

       Liturgy- Ziggy Rendler-Bregman

      **Meeting in Parish Hall or Room 106 (if Hall is needed)

December

December 3- Chapter 7 ("The Great Western Transformation.")

       Leader- Mary Camille Thomas

       Liturgy- Sylvia Deck

December 17-- Potluck in Sangha Room

December 31-- "20th Annual Interfaith Peace Vigil"

                     The Zoom link to the event is below.

                     Event flyer can be accessed here 

     

Our events and meetings are zoom or hybrid. The Zoom link access is below: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84606443323?pwd=YXRud0I5UG80ZWVwV1pNNjFOOURGZz09

Meeting ID: 846 0644 3323

In Person gatherings are in the Holy Cross Parish Administration Building, in the Sangha Room and Room 106. The address is at 210 High Street in Santa Cruz, CA. Contact us (click on Donation button for contact information), and you will be added to the email list with instructions on accessing the rooms.)

Please click on the PDF icon to download the Sangha prayer service. 

Summer Schedule

July Schedule

July 9- Service Committee Meeting 2 pm (Zoom)

July 16 - Lectio Zoom (Elbina)

July 30- Lectio Zoom (Jane)

August Schedule

August  4-6 New Camaldoli Hermitage Annual Retreat with Oblates and Friends

Aug 13- Lectio Zoom (Steven)

Aug 27- Lectio Zoom

**Book Study resumes in September when we begin to study the Axial Consciousness with

Karen Armstrong's "A Short History of Myth"

Spring and Early Summer

February Book Study:

Eknath Easwaran translation The Bhagavagad Gita (1985)

February 5—Introduction to Bhavagad Gita Guest Speaker: Satyam Choudhuri (Zoom Meeting).  

February 12- No Lectio

February 19- Chapters 1 and 2: Elbina Rafizadeh (Zoom meeting)

Themes: Detachment, Unitive Consciousness (Seeing self in others)

 

February 26- Lectio on Buddhist Sacred Text: Radha Vignola

Eight Verses Trail, Verse 5. (Land of Medicine Buddha.)

"When out of envy, others mistreat me with abuse, insults, or the like, I shall accept defeat and offer the victory to others."

March Schedule

Easwaran: The Bhagavagad Gita 

March 5- Chapters 3 and 4 Mary Thomas (Zoom)

March 12- Lectio TBD

March 19- Chapters 5 and 6 Guest Speaker: Premdas Rohan (Zoom)

Speaker BioPremdas Rohan teaches the Bhagavagad Gita and Yoga at Mt. Madonna Center. His background includes teaching Math and holds an M.A. in secondary education science from San Jose State University, a California clear teaching credential in mathematics, elementary (multiple subjects) and high school (single subject); and a B.A. with honors in mathematics from the University of California, Santa Cruz. 

March 26: Lectio on Bhagavagad Gita (Steven Hendrickson: Leader)

April Schedule

Easwaran The Bhagavagad Gita

April 2-   Chapters 7 and 8 Jane Dawson (Zoom)

April 9-    Easter Sunday

April 16- Chapters 9 and 10: Steven Hendrickson (Hybrid, Holy Cross Parish Administration Bldg, Sangha Room)

April 23- Lectio- No leader scheduled.

April 30-   No meeting.

May Schedule

Easwaran The Bhagavagad Gita

May 7-  2:30- Liturgy training offered by Ziggy Rendler-Bregman                                     (Sangha room) .

              3:30- Chapters 11 and 12 Premdas Rohan (Hybrid Sangha room)

May 21- Chapters 13 and 14 Guest Speaker: Tim Walsh (Hybrid Sangha room)

May 28- Lectio hybrid: Steven Hendrickson (Hybrid Sangha Room)

June Schedule

Easwaran The Bhagavagad Gita

June 4-   Chapters 15 and 16: Satyam Choudhuri (Zoom)

June 18-  Chapters 17 and 18: Jane Dawson (Zoom-Final Study)

June 25- Lectio (Zoom)

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