Cultivating Our Spiritual Connection to the Universe


Nurturing our spiritual connection to the Earth and to others through outdoor exploration and interaction,

for ourselves and our children.

Summer Evening Rambles

Wednesdays, July 5, 12, 19, 26

5:30 PM

Upper Mill Brook Conservation Area

107 Concord Road, Wayland, MA


Donations of $5-15/walk may be sent to Open Spirit, 39 Edwards St., Framingham, 01701


Enjoy a leisurely evening ramble beside the water and through the woods with reflections on healing, gratitude, courage, mindfulness, patience. Bring a story, reading, song, or reflection to share if you would like. Bug spray is suggested. These walks will be led by Fran Pollitt.



An Interfaith Experience of Mourning:

Coming Together in the Context of Climate Change and Environmental Degradation 

Monday, July 31

7:00 PM, Optional walk to the Sudbury River

7:30-9:00 Gathering in Edwards Hall 

Open Spirit, 39 Edwards Street, Framingham

Suggested donation: $10



Come together with Rabbi Katy Allen and Rev. Fran Bogle for an interfaith exploration of the Book of Lamentations and prayers, readings, and reflections on communal mourning. Based on the Jewish fast day of Tisha B’Av, the ninth of the month of Av, which marks the destruction of the First and Second Temples, this evening of ritual, study, and sharing will provide a context for our own modern communal grief about the destruction of the planet. The evening will begin at 7:00 with an optional short walk down to the Sudbury River, followed at 7:30 by the service, study, and reflection time in Edwards Hall at Open Spirit, 39 Edwards Street, Framingham. The evening will end no later than 9:00 PM. Rabbi Katy Allen is the founder and rabbi of Ma’yan Tikvah – A Wellspring of Hope, the Facilitator of One Earth Collaborative at Open Spirit, and President pro-tem of the Jewish Climate Action Network. Reverend Fran Bogle is Community Chaplain, Coordinator Just Peace Players. 



Mindfulness and Meditation on the Trail

Thursday, August 10, 10:30 AM

Carol Getchell Nature Trail,

39 Edwards Street, Framingham

(Meet in front of Edwards Hall by the flower gardens.)


Suggested donation: $10



Join Rabbi Katy for a leisurely walk along the Sudbury River with guided meditations and activities to enrich your experience of the natural world. You'll come away relaxed and feeling connected to the more-than-human world.




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