February Programs at Shepherd’s Corner Ecology Center

We kindly ask that you register for the below programs by calling (614) 866-4302 or through the event on our calendar. As a note, all programs have a minimum of 5 participants.

Book Discussion Series: The Gift of Years: Growing Older Gracefully

Tuesdays in February 
10:00 am – 11:00 am
$15 for all weeks * $5 for individual weeks
Registration deadline February 1st

Joan Chittister invites us to embrace older age as a natural part of life that can be deeply rewarding. Not only accepting but celebrating getting old, this inspirational and illuminating work looks at the many facets of the aging process, from purposes and challenges to struggles and surprises. Bring a copy, either electronic or physical, of The Gift of years: Growing Older Gracefully with you.


Mindfulness Workshop
February 9th
Noon – 4:00 pm
$25 prepayment required
Registration closes February 6th or when 15 participants is reached.

Although the word ‘Mindfulness’ is in wide use these days — in business, education, meditation and medicine – most of us don’t have a full appreciation of its benefits, how it works, and/or how to do it. In this workshop we will examine ‘the what, the why, and the how’ of mindfulness. We will be drawing on the work of leading teachers and researchers to learn what mindfulness is, what its benefits are, how we can embody mindfulness in daily life, and why we should!

We will be looking at mindfulness through the lenses of neuroscience, health and medicine, societal relevance, ethics, and spirituality. We will practice methods for calming the mind, developing focus and concentration, and developing steadiness of mind in daily life.

The session is led by Grace Franklin, a longtime member of Blue Heron Sangha, a mindfulness community in the tradition of Vietnamese Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. Blue Heron meets weekly at the Dominican Sisters’ Martin de Porres Center.


Winter Has Reason to Hope Labyrinth walk
Saturday, February 23
2:00 – 3:30 pm
Registration closes February 20

The yearning toward life is strong and deep in nature. Out of death comes life. Together we are strong. Together we have hope. Our labyrinth is located on Wengert Road, at the second drive to the right. A snack and a beverage will be provided. Please wear comfortable shoes

Facilitated by Marguerite Chandler, OP, Staff
Suggested Donation: $5


Thriving in Transition: Surrender and Receive
Wednesday, February 27th
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Registration closes February 24

Take some time today to let God show you how to thrive while you are going through transitions in your life. We will have time to catch glimpses of God showing us the way through creation. There will be time to be silent and listen, time to journal or create images that speak specifically to you. Prepare to receive the gifts the Spirit has for you. A simple lunch will be included.

Led by Linda Lee, OP
Suggested Donation: $10


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