United Theological Seminary

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March 08 - March 11
  • 08

    Interfaith Chaplaincy from a Buddhist Perspective

    2:00 PM-1:00 PM
    United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities
    767 Eustis St., Suite 140, St. Paul, MN 55114

    Friday, March 8, 6:30-8:30 p.m. and Saturday, March 9, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

    In this workshop we will look at Interfaith Spiritual Care from a Buddhist perspective emphasizing the interventions of presence, deep listening and interfaith prayer. We will look at the obstacles to supportive presence and work with the practices of non-judgmental awareness and non-attachment from views. Participants will have a chance to explore and practice compassion for those with different viewpoints, and leave with more confidence in utilizing tools to reach across religious boundaries.

    About the instructor: Paige de Wees was raised in a Midwestern Baptist middle-class family. After earning a BA in Christian Theology and English Literature, spending time in the Middle East and working in Somali refugee resettlement pre 9-11 , she earned an MA in Islamic Studies. She then embarked on an embodied spirituality via Hatha Yoga and Buddhist meditation. She began dharma training with a Tibetan teacher and has been practicing at Common Ground Meditation Center in the Insight tradition for 8 years. She has worked as an Interfaith Hospital and Hospice Chaplain since 2016 with special interest in consciousness studies and the decolonization of religions.

    Suggested preparation:


    When One Religion isn’t Enough: The Lives of Spiritually Fluid People – Duane Bidwell

    How to be An Adult: Psychological and Spiritual Integration – David Richo.


    On Non-violent Communication

    On Using “Clean Questions”

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  • 11

    Monday Meditation

    1:00 PM-1:25 PM
    767 Eustis St.
    767 Eustis St., St. Paul, MN 55114

    Monday Meditation may be a silent sitting meditation, guided meditation, breath exercise, etc. and may come from any contemplative tradition.

    United Open House & Service of Blessings

    4:30 PM-7:30 PM
    767 Eustis St.
    767 Eustis St., St. Paul, MN 55114

    Please do not use Google Maps to get directions to this event. They are sending people to the Sunrise Banks parking lot; you cannot get to United from there. Use these directions instead.

    Come help us celebrate United’s vibrant new campus in St. Paul! We welcome alums; friends; former trustees, faculty and staff; faith communities; students; and all those connected to United to join us for this special event. Go on a tour, learn about what the seminary is focused on, and help us bless this space. Appetizers and refreshments will be provided.

    Schedule of Events

    4:30 pm – Open House and Campus Tours

    5:15 pm – State of the Seminary* featuring presentations by President Lew Zeidner; Kyle Roberts, Dean and Vice President for Academic Affairs; and Karen Hutt, Vice President for Formation, Vocation, and Innovation; Q&A to follow

    6:00 pm – Service of Blessings*

    6:30 pm – Open House and Campus Tours continue

    *We will be streaming these portions online for those who are not able to make it to St. Paul but would like to join virtually. Go to https://youtu.be/PelTRaJh2s8 during the event.

    Share Your Blessings for United

    During the build-out of our new location, many in United’s community wrote words of blessings with markers on the metal wall studs. Whether you join us on March 11 in person, virtually or in spirit, please help us add to these blessings by sharing words or imagery. These prayers and expressions of hope, love, and care for United will be woven into a special collage of blessings for the event.

    Please mail to:
    United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities
    Attn: Terri Burnor
    767 Eustis St., Suite #140
    St. Paul, MN 55114

    Or send electronically to tburnor@unitedseminary.edu. The submission deadline is March 4.



    Although this event is free, registration is requested. For more information or assistance, please contact Rev. Terri Burnor, Director of Alumni and Church Relations, at 651-255-6161 or tburnor@unitedseminary.edu.

    Directions & Parking

    The gated lot on the north side of the building will be open and available to our guests during this event. We recommend that you park in this lot instead of the visitor lot on the south side of the building. Enter the building through United’s doors, located to the right of the main entrance off the gated lot. Click here for directions to United and parking instructions.