Saturday, December 31, 2016

Happiest of New Years

An ancient source gives us
contemporary advice for any year. 
We like to call them:  
Mantras for the New Year

In dwelling, be close to the land.
In meditation, go deep in the heart.
In dealing with others, be gentle and kind.
In speech, be true.
In ruling, be just.
In business, be competent.
In action, watch the timing.

~ Tao Te Ching ~
(Translation by Gia-Fu Feng and Jane English)

Sunday, December 25, 2016

A Child Is Born to Us

        The spirit of The Lord shall rest upon him
                                A spirit of wisdom and understanding
                      A spirit of counsel and of strength

Happy Hanukkah


The joyous festival of Hanukkah begins on 25 Kislev of the Jewish calendar. It celebrates two miracles – a great Jewish military victory and a miraculous supply of oil for the Temple.

We celebrate Hanukkah – also called the Festival of Lights – for eight days. The Hanukkah menorah holds nine candles, one for each of the eight nights and an additional candle that’s used to light the others. One candle is lit on the first night, two on the second night, until all eight candles are lit on the eighth night. Hanukkah is a time to celebrate with family and friends, to eat holiday treats, to give gifts (especially to children) and to play the dreidel game.

Hanukkah is celebrated from December 24, 2016 – January 1, 2017.



Monday, December 12, 2016

CT Campus Compact Retreats to Wisdom House

After their three day retreat at Wisdom House, members of CT Campus Compact tweeted about their experience and included a photo of their VISTA cohort.


 

Our VISTA cohort wrapped up our three day retreat on Thursday with lots of team bonding, learning, goal setting, and growth @Wisdom_House