Spiritual Wisdom and Mindful Practices for Times of Turmoil

January 21, 26, and 28 at 5:00pm

Multifaith winter term series introducing ways that spiritual practices from three different traditions can help people ground, center, and de-stress in times of turmoil.

Each session will include teaching and practice. A teacher will share about spiritual practice in their tradition and then invite participants to join them (as they feel comfortable) in an activity or meditation that promotes mindfulness and grounding.

Members of the Elon University community are welcome to attend in person in the McBride Gathering Space in the Numen Lumen Pavilion. Campus and community members are also welcome to attend virtually via Zoom (register below).

Questions? Contant Shane Atkinson

January 21: Kamau Ayubbi (Islam/Sufism)
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Imam Kamau Ayubbi is a chaplain at the University of Michigan Medical Center. He grew up in Los Angeles California and received his Bachelor’s Degree From San Francisco State University in Visual Art. He received his religious and spiritual education and training under the Islamic Supreme Council of America (ISCA) and was appointed as an Imam in 2002. Imam Ayubbi received his Clinical Pastoral Education (chaplaincy training) at Beaumont CPE Center in Royal Oak, MI. He loves sharing principles and practices of Peace and Meditation for all ages.

January 26: Dr. Julie Lellis (Yoga)
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Dr. Julie Lellis is an associate professor and associate department chair in Elon University’s School of Communications. She teaches two courses at Elon that challenge students to examine how media and communication shape our understanding of yoga, mindfulness and other contemplative practices in modern America culture. She is an artist, writer, designer, and certified yoga instructor, and she is the faculty advisor for Elon Yoga Club.

January 28: Sensei Alex Kakuyo (Buddhism)
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Alex Kakuyo is a lay Buddhist minister, former Marine, a vegan and holds a B.A. in philosophy from Wabash College. He initially trained in the Kwan Um School of Zen at the Indianapolis Zen Center for 2 years, before graduating as a lay Buddhist minister in the Bright Dawn Center of Oneness Buddhism. Sensei Alex is a movement chaplain who attends social justice demonstrations as a chaplain.