Regular spiritual practice groups focused on a particular practices from different religious traditions. These groups are specifically designed to provide a continuing focus on spiritual practice and support for deepening resiliency for your work in the world.

Each 5-week session costs $50. Ignite members get their first Praxis session free and 10% off additional programming.

The programs below are examples of our offerings. We’ll have a new slate of Praxis classes in January.

Mindfulness Meditation for Anti-Racism Alliance Building


October 13 – November 10
Online Tuesdays, 7-8pm Pacific

Mindfulness has been defined as “paying attention to our present moment experiences with curiosity, openness, and a willingness to be with what is.”

Drawn from ancient Buddhist traditions, mindfulness meditation has become increasingly popular in the West in recent years. Scientific research now supports its usefulness as a means of reducing stress, increasing focus, helping to manage chronic pain, anxiety and depression, and increasing positive emotions and resiliency in general.

This introduction to mindfulness course will be led Valerie Purnell, who began her mindfulness practice while searching for greater balance and meaning in her life and work as an education lobbyist. Valerie has received training in mindfulness facilitation from UCLA and is completing a certificate in spirituality and social change as a Changemaker Fellow at Pacific School of Religion.

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12 Step Practice for Social Justice


October 13 – November 10
Online Tuesdays, 12-1 pm Pacific

The 12-Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous are useful spiritual tools for non-alcoholics too! Learn how the steps can be used to build resiliency in your social justice work.

In the first five week session, we will focus our practice on identifying a useful spiritual framework that supports our practice and begin to examine and inventory personal beliefs that get in the way of effective activism. This workshops will be especially helpful in developing self-care practice and building resiliency.

This introduction to  course will be led by Ignite Institute Program Director, Leslie Leasure, a graduate of Pacific School of Religion and a 20+ year 12-step practitioner.

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Deep River: Engaging the Transformative Power of Prayer for Social Change


October 14 – November 11
Online Wednesdays, 12-1 pm Pacific

To be true to the Divine Spirit of Life we must dare to believe that another world is possible. Prayer has the power to offer us that dream for our lives, our communities and our world.  Jakada Imani will host four inspired sessions engaging participants in the transformative practice.   Sessions will include music, spoken work.

Many of us have rich individual prayer live. Come and connect your prayer to the power of community.  Many of us are engaged in the work of social justice, but find ourselves in need of personal healing. Come and part take in the healing power of collective prayer, where we can connect the personal with the political.

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