Classes are hosted by The Abbey at St. David’s. Registration is open to new participants, unless otherwise noted.
In Conversation About On Being | Registration Open
Aug. 2-23, Meets Sunday, 4-5 p.m.Leader: Carolyn Cornell Dates. This group will discuss the insightful and thought-provoking show, On Being with Krista Tippet. Tippet is a Peabody Award winning broadcaster and National Humanities Medalist. Her show airs at 6 a.m. every Sunday on 96.5 FM here in Austin. It is also available online via her podcast. She interviews scientists, theologians and others from a broad scope like poets and activists. Each week’s episode offers much to think about and discuss.
Finding Inner Stability | Registration Open
Aug. 5-26, Meets Wednesday, 6 – 7 p.m. Leader: The Rev. Ron Smith. Stoicism is the philosophy of the day in its emphasis on dealing with the unmanageable elements of our chaotic world. A particularly accessible window into stoicism is A Handbook for New Stoics, How to Thrive in a World Out of Your Control, by Massimo Pigliucci and Gregory Lopez. This Zoom group will explore selected chapters that particularly bear on our present epidemic and its attendant inner turmoil.
Your Brain on Love | Registration Open
(Limit: 16 participants)Aug. 9-30, Meets Sunday, 6-8 p.m.Join couple therapists and St. David’s parishioner Margaret Martin for a four week dip into the audiobook, Your Brain on Love: The Neurobiology of Healthy Relationships (YBOL), by Stan Tatkin, PsyD, MFT. Although the book focuses on romantic relationships, much of the information may be applied to any type of relationship. This is not a therapeutic group and the facilitator will not provide professional clinical advice.
Contact Director of Adult Formation and The Abbey Rebecca Hall