One River Wisdom—Be a Blessing

Sep 25th, 2020 @ 5:00 PM
- Sep 27th, 2020 @ 11:00 AM
St. Mary’s Sewanee
770 St. Mary's Lane
Sewanee, TN 37375

Be a Blessing: Engaging the Coming Global Food Fight

Rising temperatures, extreme weather, deforestation and land degradation makes a global food crisis all but inevitable. While large-scale efforts to mitigate the impact of famine and starvation rest with nations and require international cooperation, the world’s religions offer us personal guidelines for dealing with this crisis at home. Drawing on these ancient texts and teachings, we explore practical and meaningful acts you can do to be a blessing to all the families of the earth. (Genesis 12:3).


One River Wisdom School fosters religious literacy and spiritual maturation in a welcoming, contemplative weekend retreat setting.While each retreat has its own focus, all retreats are grounded in five core disciplines practiced throughout the day: Qigong, Lovingkindness, Mindfulness Meditation, Contemplative Study, and Self–Inquiry. Rabbi Rami Shapiro and Rev. Dr. Gordon Peerman comprise the core faculty, and are often joined by other teachers.

The Rev. Dr. Gordon Peerman is an Episcopal priest and psychotherapist in private practice in Nashville, TN. He leads One River Wisdom School Nashville, which meets weekly at Second Presbyterian Church. Gordon is the author of Blessed Relief: What Christians Can Learn from Buddhists about Suffering.

Rabbi Rami is an author, lecturer, and podcast host. A congregational rabbi for 20 years and a Professor of Religious Studies for 10, Rabbi Rami writes the Roadside Assistance for the Spiritual Traveler column for Spirituality and Health magazine, and hosts the magazine’s weekly podcast, Essential Conversations with Rabbi Rami ( Among Rami’s many books are Perennial Wisdom for the Spiritually Independent and The World Wisdom Bible.

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The Anna House (Single) $475.00
St. Mary's Hall (Single) $375.00
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