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Winter/Spring 2024 Heart Songs dates

What: Heart Songs: Lament, Longing, & Love (an online community space for you to bring your heart and your voice) When: 6:30-8p CDT (05-...

Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Mar 24: Freeing Refrains with Merle Geode: More stories, convos, and songs

We are delighted to welcome Merle Geode to share some of their mixed Asian story with Freeing Refrains in 2022.  Read more about them and then RSVP to attend.

Day:  Thursday, March 24, 2022
Time:  6:30-8:30 p.m. CT

RSVP free:  Eventbrite 

Merle Geode is a mixed race (Korean and white) disabled genderfluid poet/writer,

Sunday, February 13, 2022

Public Spirit of Peace Meditation Update: Occasional Gatherings

Holding the public practice of the Spirit of Peace Meditation is shifting away from monthly.  It is clear that monthly is unsustainable for current leaders to commit to.  It's uncertain if it might become a quarterly practice at the solstices and equinoxes, or another frequency.  

If you have interest and delight in supporting this public practice of dedicating one's spirit to peace and seeing the holy love and light in each person, please reach out and let us know.  Use the contact form in the menu or send an email to listening@pointsoflightmusic.net.


Interested in history of the practice?  Follow this link of posts tagged with "Spirit of Peace Walk" including how we adapted it to zoomland

Friday, February 11, 2022

Winter Freeing Refrains: Feb 15 & Mar 24, 2022

We excited to announce the dates of the next two Freeing Refrains gatherings and our first guest storyteller!  

Freeing Refrains resumes on Tuesday, February 15, 2022 at 6:30 p.m. with Conie B sharing more stories from their rural-urban mixed Asian perspective.  RSVP here.  
On Thursday, March 24, 2022, we welcome Merle Geode to share stories from their mixed Asian life.  Mark your calendars and RSVP here!

Bio:  Merle Geode is a mixed race (Korean and white) disabled genderfluid poet/writer, shamanic practitioner, and multidisciplinary artist based in Minneapolis living with metastatic breast cancer. They have a B.S. degree in Zoology from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, where they were a UW-Madison Writing Fellow. They were a food and features writer for several years for Isthmus and Our Lives Magazine in Madison, but their storytelling is now taking a turn for more experimental and expansive forms. They are currently an MFA candidate in Poetry at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities and a mentor in the Write Like Us program for BIPOC writers across five local community colleges. Their poems and essays appear in Love, Always: Partners of Trans People on Intimacy, Challenge and Resilience; MNArtists; and poetry.onl. Currently, they are working on a picture book about anticipatory grief and death as an author/illustrator.