Sanctuary Album Video Guide
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Sanctuary Album Video Guide

Go deeper with the album Sanctuary, Exploring the Healing Path
4.8 (14 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
62 students enrolled
Last updated 10/2016
English
Price: $25
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Includes:
  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Look at your journey of healing as it relates to spirituality
  • Expand empathy for other's suffering
  • Begin believing that your wounds can be transformed
  • *Sanctuary is not intended to be therapy itself, but a consolation and additional tool
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Requirements
  • You will need access to the internet
  • Sound speakers for group listening
  • Headphones for solo listeners to enhance sound quality
  • Safety first: Sanctuary is not intended to replace therapy
Description

Veteran songwriter Alana Levandoski and Clinical Psychologist, Merton Scholar and beloved teacher James Finley have made an album of chant, composition and spoken word that explores the HEALING PATH.  

This 15 video course follows the album with tender, insightful teaching from James Finley in interview with Alana.  

What you get:

- 12 professionally filmed videos of helpful teaching and guidelines to use Sanctuary in group facilitation, or alone.

- listening access to each song associated with the video

- 3 Bonus videos answering questions and giving further guidelines for how to sit with the material.





Who is the target audience?
  • Therapy groups of many kinds
  • Those wanting to link spirituality to the healing process
  • Those wanting gentle yet true words to accompany their healing journey
  • Those who want to believe that they are not what was done to them.
  • Those who want to sit in solidarity with the suffering world
  • *Sanctuary is not intended to replace therapy
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 32 Lectures Collapse All 32 Lectures 02:26:18
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Introduction to Course
1 Lecture 02:32
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The Purgative Way
9 Lectures 38:11

Many people have been asking what the Purgative Way has to do with healing.  In this talk, James Finley parallels the early stages of healing with this Christian Mystical term that is often misidentified with "purgatory" in the literal sense.

Purgative Way Explanation
04:32

This video provides teaching by James Finley on the song Where to Start

Preview 03:17

This video provides teaching by James Finley on the song Where to Start

Preview 02:49

This video provides teaching by James Finley on the song Move Slowly

Move Slowly
06:17

Listen to: Move Slowly
04:06

This video provides teaching by James Finley on the song Waiting to Be Met

Waiting to Be Met
05:07

Listen to: Waiting to Be Met
04:16

This video provides teaching from James Finley on the song Encountering the Inner Child

Encountering the Inner Child
05:12

Listen to: Encountering the Inner Child
02:35
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The Illuminative Way
9 Lectures 40:05

The Illuminative Way is an illustration of the "dark night of the soul" - where a person comes to realize that there is something untouchable and bright in the hurting places.

The Illuminative Way Explanation
10:32

This video provides teaching by James Finley on the song So Far to Go

So Far to Go
03:03

Listen to: So Far to Go
03:13

This video provides teaching by James Finley on the song Do Not Perpetuate Violence

Do Not Perpetuate Violence
04:17

Listen to: Do Not Perpetuate Violence
03:56

This video provides teaching by James Finley on the song I Believe You

Preview 03:14


This video provides teaching by James Finley on the song The Hurting Places

The Hurting Places
03:55

Listen to: The Hurting Places
03:48
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The Unitive Way -
9 Lectures 45:23
The Unitive Way Explanation
05:57

This video provides teaching by James Finley on the song Sustained in All Things

Sustained in All Things
05:00

Listen to: Sustained in All Things
04:31

This video provides teaching by James Finley on the song There is a Peace

There is a Peace
05:12

Listen to: There is a Peace
02:38

This video provides teaching by James Finley on the song Every Breath is Grace

Every Breath is Grace
07:40

Listen to: Every Breath is Grace
04:23

This video provides teaching by James Finley on the song In Your Most Childlike Hour

In Your Most Childlike Hour
05:20

Listen to: In Your Most Childlike Hour
04:42
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Bonus: Recommendations for Facilitation and Answering Questions
4 Lectures 20:07

This question came from a number of folks wondering if the Sanctuary album is for those who haven't suffered trauma.

Preview 06:17

For many of us, our trauma has so defined our identity, it scares us to think of who we might be without it.

Who am I if I Heal?
04:24

In this video, James Finley gently recommends ways to sit with the music as a group or alone.

Using Sanctuary in a Group - how to sit with the material/music
03:22

Further recommendations and practices for moving out of a place of inertia.

Practice Recommendations
06:04
About the Instructor
Ms. Alana Levandoski
4.8 Average rating
14 Reviews
62 Students
1 Course
Song and Chant Writer

Alana is a veteran songwriter whose calling is to create bodies of musical work, with the hope of inspiring an awareness of incarnate belovedness that in turn engenders justice and transformative action in the world. 

A graduate of Richard Rohr's Living School, she works and composes out of her 140 square foot studio in Alberta, Canada. 

James Finley, Ph.D. lived as a monk at the cloistered Trappist monastery of the Abbey of Gethsemani in Kentucky, where the world-renowned monk and author, Thomas Merton, was his spiritual director.

James Finley leads retreats and workshops throughout the United States and Canada, attracting men and women from all religious traditions who seek to live a contemplative way of life in the midst of today's busy world. He is also a clinical psychologist in private practice with his wife in Santa Monica, California.