• Schedule: Ongoing group meets the 1st Tuesday of each month, starting October 4 at 6:30pm on Zoom
  • Facilitator: Donna Featherston
  • Maximum # of Participants: 10

Living by Heart is a Devotional Spiritual Practice developed by former Senior Minister Rev. Dr. Laurel Hallman & her mentor, Rev. Harry Scholefield, former minister of San Francisco’s First Unitarian church. Living by Heart utilizes poetry & wisdom literature as a starting point and focus of mindfulness meditation. The class encourages participants to find poetry, songs, and other short pieces to share and to commit passages “by heart” to center their thoughts and help focus quiet meditation. The goal is to bring internal wisdom into daily life and engagement with the world.

Monthly class themes inspire the participant’s selections and monthly discussions. Though many may choose to memorize their monthly selection, there is no requirement to do so and no expectation to recite before the group. As Rev. Harry said, ‘Living By Heart’ is taking words into you and letting them live within you.” This curriculum is enriched when we practice in community and share our insights with each other.