Category Archives: Block 3: 2012-13

Try reading it out loud. It feels good

Words from the Class The herd is growing Find a space, but a safe place for me to release all of this build up of stuff. We don’t have time here. The fluidity of time making a moment sacred. We ask … Continue reading

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A Poem

Shout out to the Spoken Word and Music crew who presented such a beautiful ceremony today. I wanted to share a poem I wrote. The night geese migrate south Across the winter sky – darkening Breath seeps deep And I’m … Continue reading

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car ride home

Friday morning we load up the vans trying to cram gear and people into the vans. We drive over to Little Mike Jr’s house where we unload the remainder of our food from the trip. Here we pick up Justin’s … Continue reading

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what now?

I brought up this point in class that it is easier to remain naive, but I realize now that is a silly thought. Growing hurts. Learning of injustice causes my soul to ache. But learning and growing is necessary. I … Continue reading

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Just breathe

This weekend, class really became a part of my non-school life as I took a lesson in Capoeira. Capoeira is a Brazilian form of dance designed by slaves. Brazil was the very last country to abolish slavery, and the dance … Continue reading

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Sweat Lodge in Silence

I noticed that Courtney already reflected on this as well, but I wanted to touch on some of her comments. While I was building the sweat lodge, I thought about how the Native Americans did it differently. We tried to … Continue reading

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Art’s Magic

Heather’s blog post about Trevor Hall’s song Unity has really stuck with me. There is something just so beautiful and magical about the arts. Whether is is music, poetry, a painting, or some other form of art there is always meaning … Continue reading

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A Moment of Silence

For my final project I worked with Rob and Ellen to build a mini sweat lodge.  We did some research on making sweat lodges and found that in some traditions lodges are built in silence. We thought it would be … Continue reading

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Rather Than Ranting — from the CC Blog.

Indigenous Religious Traditions  is my second religion course. The first was World Religions, a survey course at my hometown’s community college with over fifty students and professor who was not a fan of discussion. The class consisted of static once-a-week … Continue reading

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The justification of religion

Last night, I went to yoga for the first time this block, and my experience at Pine Ridge and the articles that I have been reading in class made me question whether or not yoga could be considered a religion. … Continue reading

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