Cosmic Sound Journey

Join us for an evening of cosmically inspired sounds as we journey to the stars! Weaving together breath, meditation, and guided journey deep within. We will utilize the power of Alpha/Theta states to bring our dreams into reality. 

Pati Pellerito • Himalayan Singing Bowls, Planet Gongs (Sedna, Chiron & Nibiru), Shruti, bells & chimes

Mark Holland • Native American Style Flutes including the infamous sub bass big boys!

Ben Von Harz • Hand pans

2017 Spirituality & Sustainability Awards Dinner

The Center for Spirituality and Sustainability presented their 14th annual Spirituality and Sustainability Awards Dinner on Saturday, March 25th. Each year the Center bestows two awards, one for Spiritual Leadership and one for Leadership in Sustainability. These dual awards reflect the Center’s mission to “promote humanity’s sacred connection to the Earth and each other.” The 2017 recipients are:

MCT Trails system – Sustainability Leadership Award - Madison County Transit manages 130 miles of scenic bikeways in the MCT Trails system that consists of 9 unique, inter-connected trails, created primarily from decommissioned railways.

Dr. Billie Mayo – Spirituality Leadership Award - Dr. Billie Mayo has just completed a year as Board President of the Interfaith Partnership of Greater St. Louis.

Student Honoree; Wolf Mark Veverka is also receiving a 2017 Sustainability Leadership Award. During his tenure as a student at SIUE, he has taken a lead role in student sustainability initiatives on campus.

The Center's Annual Awards Dinner Returns

14th Annual Awards Dinner

 Edwardsville, IL - The Center for Spirituality and Sustainability will be holding its 14th annual Leadership Awards Dinner on Saturday, March 25th, at 7:00 p.m. in the LeClaire Room on the N. O. Nelson Campus of Lewis and Clark Community College in Edwardsville. Each year the Center bestows two awards, one for Spiritual Leadership and one for Leadership in Sustainability. These dual awards reflect the Center’s mission to “promote humanity’s sacred connection to the Earth and each other.” This year’s recipients are:

MCT Trails system – Sustainability Leadership Award - Madison County Transit manages 130 miles of scenic bikeways in the MCT Trails system that consists of 9 unique, inter-connected trails, created primarily from decommissioned railways. The MCT Trails system is one of the most extensive, user-friendly Class One bikeway systems in the country.  MCT Trails has preserved 1,500 acres of greenspace providing a sustainable recreation option for families. Jerry Kane has served as Managing Director of MCT since 1986 and he will be accepting the award on the agency’s behalf.  Through his 31 years of service, Kane has overseen the development and growth of the MCT into a world class multi-modal public transportation agency.

Dr. Billie Mayo – Spirituality Leadership Award - Dr. Billie Mayo has just completed a year as Board President of the Interfaith Partnership of Greater St. Louis. This organization strives to bring together people of faith for dialogue, celebration, service, and pursuit of social justice. Dr. Mayo has also been a facilitator for the World of Differences Program, the National Conference for Community and Justice Dismantling Racism Institutes, and the Leadership and Racism Program.

Student Honoree; Wolf Mark Veverka is also receiving a 2017 Sustainability Leadership Award. Veverka is a senior student at SIUE majoring in Geography with a specialization in Biogeography. He is past president of the Student Organization for Sustainability (SOS) and current president of Natural Connections, a sustainable gardens group on campus. During his tenure as a student at SIUE, he has taken a lead role in student sustainability initiatives on campus.

 

For reservations call Juli Jacobson (618) 650-3246 or email juljaco@siue.edu.

Tickets (partially tax deductible) are $50.

The Center for Spirituality and Sustainability is a nonprofit multifaith home for spirituality and sustainability efforts housed in the Buckminster Fuller dome on the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville campus.

 

Native American Flute Concert, Live in the Dome

Arts & Issues and the Center for Spirituality and Sustainability present:

Autumn’s Child with Mark Holland

Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017, 7:30 p.m. at the Center for Spirituality and Sustainability

Mark Holland performing with Autumn's Child

Mark Holland performing with Autumn's Child

Award-winning artist Mark Holland is considered one of the best performers in the world today on his instrument of choice, the Native American flute. His ensemble Autumn’s Child will present an evening of acoustic instrumental fusion--a hybrid of world, jazz, classical and folk styles described as “global chamber music.” Holland showcases the versatility of the Native American flute through this combination of instrumentation and the blending of musical genres which creates his one of a kind sound.

Holland started Autumn’s Child in 1995 and has released more than 20 CDs on his own label. He tours regularly throughout the country sharing his unique and skillful “playing from the heart” presentation. The concert will feature the haunting beauty of the Native American flute along with piano, guitar, bass, cello and percussion. Join us for this beautiful music in an intimate and stunning space. Seats are limited!

Sponsored by: Scott Credit Union

 

Set Your Intent for the New Year

Creating Space for the Sacred, with Shamanic Practitioner Mary Wolk Agnew and Sound Therapist Pati Pellerito

Patti Pellerito in the Fuller Dome

Patti Pellerito in the Fuller Dome

Through an afternoon of experiential & interactive exercises you will learn: 

  • Creating, Maintaining and Closing Sacred Space using various means 
  • Learn several modalities used by indigenous cultures to clear your personal space 
  • Working with the natural world to facilitate resolution of issues 
  • Create a personal Despacho, your own sacred “Feast for the Gods” 
  • How to weave Sacred Sound into your everyday life with hands - on experience with Singing Bowls 
  • Experience the healing qualities of a Sound Journey

Location: The Fuller Dome, Edwardsville IL 

Time: Saturday, January 28: 1pm- 5pm

Red Cedar Circle Brings Johnny Moses to the Dome

Pacific Northwest Coast culture-bearer and storyteller Johnny Moses

Pacific Northwest Coast culture-bearer and storyteller Johnny Moses

American Indian Culture-bearer to appear at CSS Saturday, Nov. 5

 

Pacific Northwest Coast culture-bearer and storyteller Johnny Moses will appear at the Center for Spirituality & Sustainability on Saturday, November 5 from noon to 3PM.  He will present stories, songs, and teachings of Native Northwest.  The event is suitable for all ages. Guests can attend all or part of the event.

Free parking is available on Saturday in Visitors’ Lot B.   The event is free of charge and donations are appreciated.

Moses will appear also on Sunday, November 6, from 1 to 3PM in Alton, at the store called It's Raining Zen in the Mineral Springs Mall, 301 East Broadway.

Johnny Moses has ancestry from several tribes of Washington and British Columbia. He is enrolled with the Coast Salish Tulalip Tribes near Seattle. He is a traditionally trained cultural practitioner and memorizer of oral tradition. In 2012 he received the Washington Governor’s Heritage Award.  

Moses and SIUE Professor of Philosophy Gregory Fields have collaborated for more than two decades. Their current project is a book and media collection under contract with the University of Nebraska Press: “Sacred Breath: Pacific Northwest Medicine Teachings, Stories, and Epics.”   Moses’ audio collection, produced by Fields, “Medicine Songs of the Four Seasons from the Straits and Coast Salish,” is forthcoming from Smithsonian Folkways.

The events are sponsored by the Red Cedar Circle of Southwestern Illinois: a spiritual fellowship and study group that meets at the Center for Spirituality and Sustainability. Meetings are held on the first Saturday afternoon of each month (except January and July), starting at noon.  All persons of open mind and heart are welcome to attend.  Moses first visited Edwardsville in 1996; this will be his sixth visit.

For information, contact Prof. Greg Fields: gfields@siue.edu   618.692-6492.

For maps, see siue.edu/maps

Everyone is Welcome at the Celebration of World Faiths

Come together for common cause and prayer for the greater good in the Fuller Dome on October 15th. This is a celebration among diverse faith traditions who are coming together in the miniature earth dome on the Southern Illinois University Campus to pray together and bridges of unity rather than walls of division. 

 

Guided Meditation in the Fuller Dome

An offering from the hearts of Pati Pellerito, Dianna Lucas, James Ibur, and Ben Von Harz. Join us for an evening of guided movement, meditation, and deep sound healing with cosmic gongs, bells, bowls, guitar, hand pans, and drums. Beginning with a sacred circle and moving from gentle, primal movement into deeply relaxing yoga nidra, with guided breathwork, meditation, and layers of sound, you will be transported to deep rest and a dream state. Upon awakening we will respond with mandalas of color and line, journaling and open conversation. This multi-dimensional event is held in the sacred geometry of the Buckminster Fuller Dome on the SIU Edwardsville campus.

13th Annual Leadership Awards Dinner

Center for Spirituality and Sustainability Leadership Awards Dinner

Edwardsville, IL - The Center for Spirituality and Sustainability will be holding its 13th annual Leadership Awards Dinner on Saturday, April 30th, at 7:00 p.m. in the LeClaire Room on the N. O. Nelson Campus of Lewis and Clark Community College in Edwardsville. Each year the Center bestows two awards, one for Spiritual Leadership and one for Leadership in Sustainability. These dual awards reflect the Center’s mission to “promote humanity’s sacred connection to the Earth and each other.”

Thank you to our generous "lead sponsors" of the 13th Annual Leadership Awards Dinner, who along with the Center are invested in the betterment of our community, AAIC Architects, The Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield Illinois and The Bank of Edwardsville. 

Check out the journey of our 2016 Sustainability Award Recipient Mannie Jackson:

Our 2016 Spirituality leadership Award Recipient is the SIUE Camous Kitchen Project: