Bead by Bead is a four-week session designed for the creation of your own set of polymer clay prayer beads and the exploration of practices like Praying with Hands, and Gratitude.
Prayer beads are meditation tools present in several spiritual traditions like Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Sikhism, and more. Over two-thirds of the world's population use prayer beads as part of their religious practices, though their meanings and specific usage vary from religion to religion. Their basic purpose is to assist the user in the practice of prayer by serving as a counting mechanism for specific prayers, chants and devotions. Since the beads are fingered in an automatic manner, they allow the user to keep track of how many prayers have been said with a minimal amount of conscious effort, which in turn allows greater attention to be paid to the prayers themselves.
For many of us, the art of prayer becomes real if we are fully using our senses; we yearn to touch and feel as we pray. Using our hands can help us be centered in prayer and experience a new state of mind where one can awaken serenity, kindness, joy and inner peace.
We invite you to:
All sessions combine meditation, instruction and creative studio time. All art supplies, are included. No art experience is needed. 18+
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Bring a snack to share. Beverages will be available as part of our hospitality.
BEAD STORE – a selection of pendants and extra beads will be available for purchase.
Session 1 – September 6
Session 2 – September 13
Session 3 – September 20
Session 4 – September 27
“Pray as you can for prayer does not consist of thinking a great deal, but of loving a great deal.” – St. Teresa of Avila
Bead by Bead
$160 per participant
From 8:30 am to 12:30
"To pray with our hands expands our vision of prayer. It bring us in touch with God's created, tangible world, for it involves our bodies as well as our minds."