Exploring the Karmic Double, Forgiveness and The Twelve Virtues With Karen Rivers June 12-13 Zoom Presentation-
A HUMAN CONSCIOUSNESS WORKSHOP Karen Rivers, PhD
Karen Rivers, PhD
Author of Love and the Evolution of Consciousness:
The Transformation of the Human Soul, the Double, and the Spirit
There is a law of compensation in the Universe, meaning that all
evil-doing has its own retribution by Nature’s own act. Leave it
therefore to the gods to avenge you if you have suffered, and suffered
wrongly. Give justice when you receive injustice. Ally yourselves
with the gods, with your own inner god. Requite never hate with
hate, for thus you but add fuel to an unholy ﬂame. Requite hatred
with compassion and justice. This is the ancient law. Thus also you
make no evil Karma for yourself; thus you ally yourself with Na-
ture’s own spiritual procedures and you become a child of the cosmic
life, which thereafter will beat in your own heart with its undying
pulses. — G. de Purucker, (2000)
Forgiveness has the potential to be of immeasurable signiﬁcance for
human evolution. It is among the most pressing spiritual issues of
our time as well as a preeminent method of furthering spiritual
evolution, both for individual human beings and for the Earth.
Practicing the Twelve Virtues creates a path to educate the emotions, reﬁne
the soul, and develop inner character. When we enter into the task
of developing virtue, we enter into an alchemical process of trans-
forming our soul life into capacities for helping others with grace,
subtlety and care. Through a practice of the Virtues, human beings
can establish a harmonious relationship with each other and with the
Soul and the Cosmos. The Virtues constitute a way of sacred service
in the world for they are the means through which we unite the soul
and spirit. Rudolf Steiner stated that: If you diligently practice these
virtues, new powers and abilities will result.
Friday, June 12, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, June 13, 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
This will be a zoom presentation. Suggested $20.00 donation to Karen Rivers made on paypal to Karen@Karenrivers.info Paypal payments
The Zoom link will be sent on Friday June 12 th .The presentation will be recorded for viewing if you can not attend the live presentation.
More Information : contact Cathy Green
Canceled until further notice.
Christian Community of Nashville,
(an Affiliate of the Mother church in Spring Valley, NY.)
Friday, March 19, 2020 – Friday evening Lecture
Saturday March 20,2020 – The Act of Consecration
What does the Bible say about the Laws of our Human Biography?
There is a formative element that has shaped and molded human beings throughout history. This force is seen at work in the stories we find in the Bible, using the forces in the first book of the Bible, Geneses, Rev Hindes will describe some of these forces that intervene in human lives often at predictable times.
Friday night….7PM Lecture/conversation
Sat……………..9:30AM Children’s Story Time
10:30 Act of Consecration
11:30 Circle Conversation
12 Vegan Lunch
Place: 4804 Sewanee Road Nashville TN 37220
Please let us know if you plan to attend email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Rudolf Steiner Group will start a new book next meeting Jan 21.
Love and the Evolution of Consciousness. By Karen Rivers
Karen will be our speaker for St John Festival 2020
Karen Rivers, PhD, and author of Love and the Evolution of Consciousness: a Study of the Transformation of the Human Soul, the Double, and the Spirit, has dedicated her work to the mysteries of the Divine Feminine. Along with Robert Powell, Karen co-founded the Sophia Foundation. She also founded Chrysalis Productions, a transformational theater company for children and adults, and the Rosamira Circle, a spiritual community awakening within children and adults an ever-deepening relationship with the spiritual world. She integrates the interfaith commonalities of the world religions and the esoteric teachings of Rudolf Steiner and Valentin Tomberg in her courses, spiritual counseling, and ministry.
With the Sophia Foundation, Karen has co-led pilgrimages to sacred sites around the world including Turkey, Palestine, France, Great Britain, Italy, Greece, Egypt, India, the Grand Canyon, South Africa, Peru, and Bali. She Directed the New Chartres Academy for ten years, while serving on the faculty of The Wisdom School of Graduate Studies, and has dedicated her life to serving the needs of local communities and larger international communities through private initiatives, with the Sophia Foundation, and the New Chartres Academy.
Karen has worked for over 35 years in Waldorf Education as a class teacher, administrator, mentor, consultant, and parent educator. Karen currently lives in Chapel Hill, NC, with her husband, Michael Cohen.
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Please join us for a get together with Jeff Poppen.
Tuesday Oct 29 7:00 Pm
At the Trintiy Presbytarian Church / Linden Waldorf School
3201 Hillsboro Pike Nashville TN 37215
Jeff will speak about his latest readings of the Medical Lectures by Rudolf Steine
Michaelmas Festival – Saturday Sept 29th Features discussion with Jeff Poppen on The Six Months Exercises
Trinity Presbyterian Church – 3201 HIllsboro RD Nashville TN 37215
2:00-4:00 Jeff Poppen, THE BAREFOOT FARMER, and founding member of the Anthroposophic Branch of Middle Tennessee will give a beginners discussion on Rudolf Steiners’ The Basic Six Months Exercises
4-5:00 Art with Cindy Tuner and Bees Wax
5:00-6:00 Pot luck supper
Child care available-
Event is sponsored by the ANTHROPOSOPHIC BRANCH OF MIDDLE TENNESSEE
RSVP or for more information please contact Barbara Bittles at firstname.lastname@example.org or Cathy Green at email@example.com
Every Month May 6 – Sep 9 ·
Join us one Sunday of April, June and August of 2018 for Biodynamic workshops with Jeff Poppen,
My first biodynamic workshop of the year is coming right up, and I would love to have you involved. Here is where you can get tickets: http://barefootfarmer.com/organic-workshop-series/
Please join us for an Easter Reading Spirit Triumphant from Rudolf Steiner’s book Festivals and their Meaning. This lecture may be found on the internet at http://wn.rsarchive.org/Lectures/Easter/19210327p01.html. We will have printed copies at the meeting.
Dr Hancock will present a lecture on Nutrition
Saturday 2:30 at the Tennessee Local Food Summit
Middle Tennessee farmland once fed Nashville, and it will again. As a peak year-end event fostering this change, the Tennessee Local Food Summit is December 1-3, 2017 and will be held at Montgomery Bell Academy.
Sponsored by Barefoot Farmer, LLC, it will feature Nashville’s best chefs offering delicious, locally grown organic meals during a full day of educational workshops, networking, and the celebration of Nashville’s existing local food movement.
This year’s topics for discussion will be:
❧ Backyard gardening
❧ Cooking Demonstrations by famous local chefs
❧ What’s going on in Nashville’s Local Food Movement
MEALS INCLUDED! Breakfast, lunch and a dinner will be made by local chefs using local ingredients. Included in full conference ticket. Lockeland Table, Husk Nashville and Nicky’s Coal Fired are some of the local restaurants who will be helping to put the meals together.
Ticket Information https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tn-local-food-summit-tickets-37130255594
~Biodynamic Workshop PART 3 Barefoot Farm Series~~
You did not have to have attended the first or second workshop to attend Part 3, you will have just missed out on the information shared then.
Join us the first Sunday of August 2017 for a Biodynamic workshop with Jeff Poppen, the grandfather of Biodynamic Farming & Gardening in the Southeast.
Topics to be covered include: Composting-Plowing-Spring Gardening-Soil Health-Cold Frames-Orchards-Berries-Transplanting-Cultivation-Summer Gardening-Mulching-Companion Planting-Insects-Fungi-Moisture-Harvesting-Flowers-Pastures-Animals-Trellising-Successive Planting-Cover Crops-Fall Gardening-Infrastructure
Plus hands-on work with horn manure, horn silica, the compost preparations, barrel compost and horsetail
Transplants, handouts and preparations will be provided to take home with you!
When: Sunday, August 6, from 1-4 pm
You are more than welcome to come early or stay later to participate in whatever is going on at the farm, and to enjoy a meal with us.
Where: **A GPS WILL NOT GET YOU HERE**
2250 Heady Ridge Road, Red Boiling Springs, TN 37150.
Use your GPS to get to Red Boiling Springs, then follow these directions:http://barefootfarmer.com/directions/
TICKETS:We are only accepting a limited number of participants, so please purchase your ticket now so you are guaranteed a spot! Each workshop is $30.
Purchase your tickets here: http://barefootfarmer.com/biodynamic-workshop-barefoot-farm-series/
May 12- 7:30 Public Talk “The Word of God” Where it can be found? By Patrick Kennedy How can we hear the God speaking to us?
May 13- 9:30 A story of the spirit for children. Followed by a conversation with interested parents.
10:30- The Act of Consecration of the Human Being- renewed communion service. The communion service in The Christian Community does not use alcoholic wine and communion itself is open to everyone over the age of 14. Children have their own special service that matches their developmental stage and relationship to God. However children 9 and older may attend the service and not take communion.
11:30 -Contemplating the Gospel and Liturgy- A gospel study after the service.
1:00 -Open conversation Questions?
Location-4804 Sewanee Rd Nashville TN 37220
Childcare provided please RSVP.
Please RSVP to Barbara Bittles at (615) 294-1216 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Paintings by Helen Chamberlain
We had a wonderful gathering for the Easter Festival. The Michael Portrait, a gift from Phyllis Phillips, the Nashville Rudolf Steiner group and the Middle Tennessee Anthroposophical Branch, was presented to the Linden Waldorf School as a dedication to Phyllis Phillips. The portrait will hang in the Manse in the faculty lounge. Here are some photos of the presentation and the participants at the gathering. Thank you to everyone who made this a momentous event.
THE EVOLUTION OF LIGHT AND DARKNESS AND COLOUR BY MICHAEL WILSON
LECTURE DISCUSSION WITH HELEN CHAMBERLAIN VEIL PAINTER AND BIODYNAMIC FARMER JEFF POPPENS
INCLUDES THE STIRRING OF BIODYNAMIC BARREL COMPOST PREP
TRINITY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
3201 HILLSBORO RD NASHVILLE TN 37215
2:30- Chapel- The event begins with a dedication to Phyllis Phillips. A pioneer for Nashville Anthroposophy and Waldorf Education is recognized for her contributions with a portrait presentation to the Linden Waldorf School .
A reading together of the lecture “The Evolution of Light Darkness and Colour by Michael Wilson” is followed by a discussion with Helen Chamberlain and Jeff Poppen
4:00- Stirring of Biodynamic preparation barrel compost. The preparation will be available to take home for those who are interested.
Childcare is available- Please provide the number of children and their ages
Please RSVP by April 17th for childcare or the BC compost prep
Lecture is available in advance of reading
Contact -Barbara Bittles
Hosted by the Anthroposophic Branch of Middle Tennessee
March 2 at 3:30 p.m.
For more information http://www.nashvillelawnandgardenshow.com
December 2-4 2016 | Tennessee State University’s Downtown Avon Williams Campus
GET TICKETS HERE
($125 includes meals & all workshops)
Featuring Joel Salatin!
Sponsored by Barefoot Farmer, LLC and TSU, it will feature Nashville’s best chefs offering delicious, locally grown organic meals during a full day of educational workshops, networking, and the celebration of another great growing season.
For more information visit https://tnlocalfood.com/
Friends, I was so honored to share my space at Six Boots Growers’ Collective with a broader group of folks interested in the practical exploration of Biodynamic Agriculture and Anthroposophy.I would like to thank everyone who helped coordinate this special event, and especially Jeff Poppen for his personal insight of the biodynamic preparations and the celebration of Michaelmas.I would also like to encourage this exchange of knowledge, and inquisition into the development of our own community’s understanding of the practical applications of Biodynamics and Anthroposophy. I would like to continue the dialogue of both, and I am open to holding another event in the Spring, as well as, any events that may come about between now and then.Thanks again for everyone’s help and enthusiasm. I am looking forward to a winter of personal reflection, and envisioning an abundant and prosperous Spring for all of us in our endeavors filled with love and gratitude.Feel free to come back on the second Tuesday of each month to share again in a potluck starting at 7:30pm with other members of our Bells Bend community.Peace and Blessings,Will TarletonFarm ManagerSix Boots Collective/Tennessee Grown
This event will be held at Six Boots, a local farm and growers collective and CSA , located at 4506 Old Hickory Blvd Nashville 37218 in Bells Bend.
Everyone is warmly invited to a celebration of Michaelmas centered around the relationship of nature, the animal kingdom and the human kingdom.
4:00-6:00 Jeff Poppen, THE BAREFOOT FARMER, and founding member of the Anthroposophic Branch of Middle Tennessee will inform of the importance, and demonstrate the preparation of the horn manure. We will include the Michaelmas readings while we are preparing the ground and filling the horns.
7-8. Pot luck supper.
This will be a hands on experience rain or shine. Please come prepared in casual clothes and boots/shoes and your own chair for the farm. Snacks will be provided at the beginning of the event.
Event is sponsored by the ANTHROPOSOPHIC BRANCH OF MIDDLE TENNESSEE For more information please contact Barbara Bittles at email@example.com or Cathy Green at firstname.lastname@example.org
Information and registration is http://barefootfarmer.com/biodynamic-celebration-2016/
Details: The conference will be held at a new location this year! Directions are here.
For general inquiries, please email: Jeff at barefootfarmer.com, or coreekaleseed at yahoo.com, or call 615-699-4676.
This year’s theme is
The Four Kingdoms:
Animal, Vegetable, Mineral, and Human.
Weekend workshops will explore examples of the kingdoms as they are expressed on a farm, as well as how we, as growers, can help create a four part harmony.
It is a special delight to be hosting our long time compatriots Hugh Lovel and Shabari Bird to celebrate the 30th year of gathering biodynamic and organic growers and enthusiasts throughout the Southeast.
Torin Finser, the General Secretary of the Anthroposophical Society in America, will speak December 5, 2015 at 7:00 pm at Linden Waldorf School in the Manse building first floor at 3201 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville, TN 37215 (Hillsboro & Sharondale), phone (615) 354-0270.
He will speak on his most recent book, The Second Classroom, all about the parent/school relationship. Please come join in the conversation. We will have hot cider and seasonal treats to share. Torin will have copies of The Second Classroom for sale.
He will also speak December 6, 2015 at 2:00 pm at the Blair School of Music at the Martha Bartles Studio before the Alfred Bartles Tribute concert. The address is 2400 Blakemore Ave, Nashville, TN 37212, phone (615) 322-7651. (more…)