Psalm Study

Ongoing **Special Passover edition of ITW’s psalm meditation group will feature Bay Area spiritual director Karen Ehrlichman leading on Psalm 118. Join us on 4.8.20 at 7-7:30 am at the link below. Join Into the Wilderness for a weekly online psalm study. Meeting weekly on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 7:00-7:30 am (Pacific).  (PLEASE NOTE: you…

Gratitude Month is Back!

  Daily Gratitude List:  Make a list of things/people/furry critters you are grateful for and share it to the Facebook ItW Gratitude group.  It really lightens the mood of your newsfeed!

Meditation

Online Meditation, Thursday & Friday,  7:00 a.m. -7:30 am (Pacific) Log in here: https://www.zoom.us/j/913560890 Looking for a way to jump start your meditation practice? We begin with Psalm 1 on October 3, 2019. Thursday: Psalm meditation Fridays: Metta loving-kindness meditation. So basically how this works: We log in. We read a psalm together, meditate in silence…

New Spring Programming at Into the Wilderness

Online Morning Meditation:  Online Morning Meditation, MWF,  7:00 a.m. -7:30 am Pacific   Looking for a way to jump start your daily meditation practice?  Start your week with Meditation at 7:00 am Pacific, Monday, Wednesday and Friday.  We log in, have an opening prayer, read some scripture, meditate for 5 minutes, and share a bit….

Lent is Coming: Into Vulnerability

I hate giving things up. I have zero willpower. Seriously, for me, immediate gratification takes too long. So, what to do with Lent, a season that I used to understand as a time to give something up? The gift of Lent for me is this: it is a time to give up something/take up something…

Psalm September ’15 is Coming….

Looking for a way to jump start your daily meditation practice? Join Into the Wilderness for Psalm September. The psalms trace the full range and emotion of a life of faith —  from lament to gratitude (sometimes in the same verse). Some of them seem completely annoying and outdated. We’ll read those too. Join us…

VBS Lectures and Reflections

Miss a session? Don’t worry — we’ll be including recordings of the lectures/reflections here. We don’t record the discussions afterwards…so don’t miss out!  🙂

Back to Dust: Thoughts on Psalm 90*

Every Monday, ITW folks meets online to read a psalm together, meditate and then share a few thoughts. All are welcome to join us. So, Psalm 90 is one of those psalms that really focus on the brief span of mortality: “You turn us back to dust/and say, ‘Turn back, you mortals.’/For a thousand years…

New Programming from Into the Wilderness coming in 2015!

Hey folks: New programming from ITW coming in 2015! Artist’s Way Support Gang:  The Artist’s Way has been a popular tool for recovering as an artist (hint: everyone is creative!).  While the book is set up as a 12-week program, we’ll be working on it all year, meeting at an online webinar once each month…

Sermon 3/11/14 Psalm 32

So, if you have about 8 minutes and missed the 3/11 reflection, it is below for your listening pleasure. Because I’m a little low tech, you might want to start at the :18 mark. (You also have to download the file vs. playing it directly here.) Psalm 32 Reflection Psalm 32 Happy are those whose…

Why reading the annoying psalms is part of my practice…

When I first started meditating on the psalms, I skipped the ones that irritated me. This was a necessary thing for me. At the time, I was trying to open my heart to a religion whose most visible proponents labeled me an abomination and who were, in my opinion, raging hypocrites and self-righteous jerks. Coming…