Reiki Healing Circle
Common Ground hosts a bi-monthly Reiki Healing Circle, the second and fourth Tuesdays, facilitated by Rev. Stacie Buda, Reiki Master, and a team of certified Reiki practitioners.
This healing evening of candlelight and meditation is open to everyone.
Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and wellbeing.
Historical Exploration in Religion and Spirituality
Common Ground is pleased to host provocative lectures geared toward developing an understanding of the historical foundation of contemporary spiritual and religious thought.
Dr. James Rietveld presents profound evenings of exploration into some of the most significant and fascinating topics in the study of sacred history.
While James regularly teaches at an upper academic level, his presentations at Common Ground are geared toward curious students who do not necessarily have a background in the topics he presents. The information is taught in a clear and easy to grasp manner.
James Rietveld is a professor of Religion, Archaeology, and Antiquities from Claremont Graduate University’s School of Religion (PhD 2006). His specialties include the History of Christianity in the Early, Medieval, and Byzantine periods and Greco-Roman religions. Also at Claremont, Rietveld minored in Islam and Hinduism. Rietveld received both his Bachelor of Arts and his Masters of Arts in History at California State University Fullerton in 1991 and 1998 respectively and a classical education in Greek and Latin from University of California Irvine from 1999-2001. Rietveld is currently teaching at California State University Long Beach. He has a passion for studies revolving around Asia Minor and his forthcoming book will focus on Artemis of the Ephesians