Dates/Times: September 16 (1-6pm) and September 17 (9am-5pm)
Location: In Person – Union Theological Seminary
Instructors: Su Yon Pak and Hal Taussig
Registration: Sold Out
In a retreat-like format, this course explores Thunder: Perfect Mind as a resource for spiritual and contemplative practice. Thunder is an ancient Nag Hamadi text, a non-dual self-proclamation of identities written and performed primarily in a divine mostly female and queer voice. Making space for prayer, meditation, silence, chanting, text study, spiritual reflection, spiritual guidance, and performance, students engage spiritual exercises with Thunder as a way to deepen their spiritual contemplative practice.
Hal Taussig recently retired as Professor of New Testament at Union Theological Seminary in New York. He lectures around the country and world. The editor of the award-winning A New New Testament (2013), United Methodist minister, and author of fourteen books, his mediography includes The New York Times, Time Magazine, The Daily Show, People Magazine, Newsweek Magazine, National Public Radio, the Brian Lehrer Show on WNYC, the Bob Edwards Show on Sirius Radio, The History Channel, and the Washington Post.http://www.haltaussig.org/
Su Yon Pak
Dr. Su Yon Pak is the Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean at Union Theological Seminary. Prior to her current position, she was the Dean and Associate Professor of Integrative and Field-Based Education and was responsible for the curricular and co-curricular work field education, chaplaincy concentration, clinical pastoral education, life-long learning, ministerial formation, and combined courses inside Bedford Hills Correctional Facility. She also held the positions of Vice President for Institutional Advancement, and the Associate Dean for Student Life/ Director of Recruitment at Union. She is a spiritual director grounded in contemplative traditions.