Personal Experience

Monthly Spiritual Gatherings

Take a breath, pause and be present. Our gatherings are an opportunity to connect into something larger than yourself while in the presence of others who are committed to the same thing.

These gatherings are also an opportunity to learn, grow, and be exposed to different approaches to living a peaceful, grounded, centered, and spiritual life while getting to meet and engage with people who have similar interests.

Our Gatherings are on the 2nd Tuesday of every month from 6:30-8:00pm at Creating a Peaceful World located at 6225 University Avenue in Madison. Please arrive 15 minutes early if you can, and feel free to stay later for conversation!  You may wish to dress comfortably as there may be opportunities to sit on pillows or lie down.

It’s our intention that the monthly Gatherings will lead to additional small discussion groups on topics that generate ongoing interest. Please reach out if you’ve attended one of our Gatherings and would like to join a small group on that speaker’s topic or another subject of interest.

Schedule of Speakers

We will not have a Gathering event in December — Happy Holidays!

Tuesday, November 12th 6:30-8:00pm
Kathy Ginn will share how her personal path to peace is Ethics, specifically Ethics as Soul Work. She has been active in the field of massage therapy and bodywork since 1991. Kathy is the creator of Ethical Dimensions and co-creator of Life Empowered Institute, and is on faculty with East-West Healing Arts Institute. Kathy has served with the NCBTMB Ethics committee for 8 years.  She is a member of AMTA and is a regular contributor to MASSAGE Magazine.

Tuesday, October 8th 6:30-8:00pm
Our speaker for October is Angela Becker-Bradley who will share how putting things in perspective is her personal path to peace. Angela is a Major in the Wisconsin Army National Guard and serves as the commander of a military medical unit. She has a Ph.D. in Leadership Studies and owns a business, ABB Consulting, connecting servicemembers with civilian work.

Tuesday, September 10th 6:30-8:00pm
Susanne Benton will be joining us to share how her personal path to peace involves supporting parents and children in developing easeful bedtime routines using her experience as a Reiki Master, Massage Therapist, children’s book author, parent, and  former daycare owner.
She owns MindBody Bedtime an online resource for mindfulness games, books and classes that offer self soothing practice, connection building, and celebration of the day!

Tuesday, August 13th 6:30-8:00pm
Our speaker for August is Karyn Moehring. Her personal path to peace is Internal Family Systems (IFS).  Karyn has been a Registered Dietitian for more than 30 years and is an IFS Therapist specializing in the treatment and prevention of eating and body image disturbances. Karyn founded her business Innovative Nutrition and Wellness Services in 2002.

Tuesday, July 9th 6:30-8:00pm 
Our speaker for July is Karyn Richmond who will share with us how meditation is her personal path to peace.  Karyn has been an Occupational Therapist in the schools for more than 30 years and is now her district’s Wellness Coordinator.

Tuesday, June 11th 6:30-8:00pm
Our speaker for June is Edriss Drammeh who will share with us how his Islamic faith is his personal path to peace.  Edriss is a doctoral student at the UW School of Nursing and has a passion for end-of-life care.

Tuesday, May 14th 6:30-8:00pm
Our speaker for May is Jacy Sundlie who will share with us how the practice of Trauma Releasing Exercises (TRE) is her personal path to peace. Jacy helped develop the TRE certification program and is a licensed social worker. You can find her at Natural Stress Release.