Immortal Diamond Book Study

Monthly on the 3rd Sunday 3:00 PM to Sunday, December 6, 2020 4:30 PM

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What is the "true self"?  This is the question Richard Rohr explores in his book, "The Immortal Diamond."  In the book, he likens the True Self to a diamond, buried deep within us, formed under the intense pressure of our lives, that must be searched for, uncovered, and separated from all the debris of ego that surrounds it.  

We invite you to join us on Sunday, July 19th as we begin a 10 week an ONLINE book study of this book.  In a safe and affirming community, we will meet from 3:00-4:30 pm on the first and third Sundays of the month, through December 6th.  There is no charge for participation, but registration is required

NOTE: Upon Registration, you will receive a ZOOM Meeting ID via email.

Our schedule:
- July 19 = Introductions, Invitation and Preface
- August 2 = Chapter 1: What is "The True Self"?
- August 16 = Chapter 2: What is "The False Self"?
- September 6 = Chapter 3: What dies and who lives?
- September 20 = Chapter 4: The knife edge of experience?
- October 4 = Chapter 5: Thou art that
- October 18 = Chapter 6: If it is true, it is true everywhere
- November 1 = Chapter 7: Enlightenment at Gunpoint
- November 15 = Chapter 8: Intimate with everything
- December 6 = Chapter 9: Love is stronger than water and Epilogue
- December 20 = OPTIONAL for diehards: Appendices

About the leader(s)

Lawrence Jay

As the Executive Director of Rolling Ridge, Lawrence works in partnership with the staff to ensure that the guest experience at the Ridge is top quality.  He also partners with retreat leaders to provide excellent programming at the Ridge, and is available to speak about the ongoing ministry and historic mission of Rolling Ridge as a place of rest, retreat, and transformation.  An ordained American Baptist pastor, he is a graduate of UCLA, Golden Gate Seminary, Franciscan School of Theology, and American Baptist Seminary of the West.  Eco-spirituality is his passion (and was his doctoral dissertation), encouraging everyone to live into the fullness of our connection with nature, God, and all people.  

Richard Rohr

Fr. Richard Rohr  is a globally recognized ecumenical teacher bearing witness to the universal awakening within Christian mysticism and the Perennial Tradition. He  is a Franciscan priest of the New Mexico Province and founder of the Center for Action and Contemplation (CAC) in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Fr. Richard’s teaching is grounded in the Franciscan alternative orthodoxy—practices of contemplation and self-emptying, expressing itself in radical compassion, particularly for the socially marginalized.
He is author of many books, and is currently academic Dean of the Living School for Action and Contemplation.  Read more about Richard Rohr at