Sophia's Portico

A Feminine Spirituality Center - For More Than 20 years!

2330 Beacon Street, Fort Wayne, Indiana 46805
   
Sophia's Portico

 

A Feminine Spirituality Center
 

  260-482-7402

kuanyin011@frontier.com

www.facebook.com/SophiasPortico

New Programs

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"Dance, Dance, Dance"

Tuesday ~ September 5, 2017 ~ 7:00 - 9:00 PM
St. Mary Magdala Spiritual Center
2800 Rolston Street, Fort Wayne, IN 46805

I have been "practicing" my own freeform of joyful, sensual, movement (dance) for some time now, moving to all sorts of inspirational music that enlivens and liberates joy in my body.  It has inspired this offering.

Within this gathering, the energies of Joyful Embodiment will be present, allowing old structures of limitations to dissolve and the pleasure body to take its rightful and natural place.

It is an organic experience suitable for all ages, no rules - just expression. Bring a pen and note pad - information and inspirations may occur!  Sitting on a chair tapping your big toe counts!

COST: $15
PRESENTER: Celia Macqueen has experience in various forms of shamanism, the Mysteries of Avalon, ego dissolution and consciousness expansion.


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Dances of Universal Peace

Prayer ~ in ~ Motion ~ Circle

Saturday ~ September 9, 2017 ~ 6:30 PM

St. Mary Magdala Spiritual Center

2800 Rolston Street

Fort Wayne, IN 46805

Using simple movements, mantras, lyrics and songs from many religous traditions, the Dances focus on peace and harmony, celebrating solidarity and unity with all spiritual traditions of the earth.

LEADER: Terri Duclos

MUSICIANS:  Laura Hillyard, Tammy Silowski and Lindy McCormick

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New Awareness of our Sacred World

Sunday ~ September 24, 2017 ~ 1:00 - 4:00 PM ~ at Sophia's Portico

At the end of July, I am joining David Spangler and others from all over the world at the Lorian Summer Conference in Seattle entitled "Gaianeering."  We will explore and engage with "Gaia" both as a physical planet and an ecology of subtle realms filled with devas, nature spirits, Angels and the Sidhe who are asking us to partner with them to create a better world.

I invite you to join me as I share the ideas presented at the conference on how we can open to these intelligences of nature and to engage and cooperate with them in our own lives.

COST: $20
PRESENTER:  Ann Beeching is an artist, interior designer and professor at IPFW.  She has traveled over 40 trips to ancient Maya sites in Mexico, Guatamala and Honduras.  She has studied Maya Shamanic practice and mythology for over 30 years.


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Dances of Universal Peace
Prayer ~ in ~ Motion ~ Circle

Saturday ~ October 14, 2017 ~ 6:30 PM

St. Mary Magdala Spiritual Center

2800 Rolston Street

Fort Wayne, IN 46805

Using simple movements, mantras, lyrics and songs from many religous traditions, the Dances focus on peace and harmony, celebrating solidarity and unity with all spiritual traditions of the earth.

LEADER: Terri Duclos

MUSICIANS:  Laura Hillyard, Tammy Silowski and Lindy McCormick

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Native Friendly Trees, Shrubs & Perennials

Tuesday ~ October 17, 2017 ~ 7:00 - 9:00 PM ~ at Sophia's Portico

This program will briefly touch on the origin of ideas about gardens which come mainly from Europe.  You will learn how to help our environment with native plants and will be enticed to plant these wonderfully effective, functional members of our region.  Come discover the interactions between plants and insects which hold keys to supporting our pollinators.  Fall is a great time to learn how to be part of this environmentally friendly growing trend.

COST: $15
PRESENTER:  Judith Nastally is the Founder, Owner & Landscape Designer of J. Lynne Associates since 1997.  She is an Advanced Master Gardner for Allen County and a founding member of Allen County Extension, Sustainable Working Group.


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Cello with Poetry of Rumi

Tuesday ~October 24, 2017 ~ 7:00 - 8:30 PM

St. Mary Magdala Spiritual Center
2800 Rolston Street, Fort Wayne, IN 46805

The cello is a deeply resonant instrument.  This gathering will respond to our appreciation for the sound which is closest to the vibration of the human voice.  Come and be moved by a deep, spiritually inspired offering that can shift energies within the body.  Along with new original compositions, the cello will also offer improvisational responses to the Poetry of Rumi.

COST: $20
PRESENTER:  Jane Heald is a professional Cellist, having played with the Fort Wayne Philharmonic for over 25 years.  She is also a teacher, author, composer.  Jane enjoys  exploring new ways to share the cello in more intimate settings.


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Healing Art Journeys

Art is not just for artists!

Saturday ~ November 4, 2017 ~ 1:00 - 5:00 PM ~ at Sophia's Portico

Session 8 offers a journey into how creative powers inspired by Zen principles are manifested through intuitive artist Jeanne Carbonetti.  She maintains that Art is a necessity, not a luxury. Each of us has a special uniqueness that wants to be expressed.  We will meet her via video and images.  We will experiment making our own Art in her beautiful and enlightening style.

COST: $20
PRESENTER:  Carole Holmes Gordon is a Fiber, Mixed Media and Studio Artist.  She can be reached at seajaystudio@hotmail.com

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Kirtan ~ A Beautiful Devotional Practice

Friday ~ November 10, 2017 ~ 7:00 - 9:00 PM ~ at Sophia's Portico

Come and experience a devotional practice called Kirtan.  We will chant Sanskrit mantras in a call and response way.  Together we will sing, drum and move in a playful invitation to embody different wisdom virtues of kindness, spaciousness, peace, playfulness, clarity and universal love.

Bring a drum or other percussion instrument.

COST: $15
PRESENTER: Zdenka Ljubic is a practitioner of Direct Realization Tantra in the tradition of Kashmir Shaivism.  She has been chanting for the past five years and has been hosting Kirtan for the past two years.

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Midnight in Paris ~ A Film and Discussion

Sunday ~ November 12, 2017 ~ 2:00 - 5:00 PM

St. Mary Magdala Spiritual Center

2800 Rolston St.

Fort Wayne, IN 46805

"Midnight in Paris" is a sweet and clever romantic comedy about an aspiring novelist possessed by nostalgia about the past.  While visiting Paris with his materialistic fiance and her parents, he mysteriously steps into the past each night at midnight.  While there, he meets famous creative people of the 1920's through whom he learns to follow his heart and his dreams.

Join us for this feel-good movie, popcorn and a lively discussion after.

COST: $12
PRESENTER: Laurie Rainey Schmidt is a counselor and shamanic practioner in private practice who enjoys sharing the power and the light of soul nourishment through storytelling in movies.

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