Seven Candles

Science for a Deeper Spirituality

Seven Candles on Star Island! @ IRAS Conference
Jun 28 @ 1:45 pm – 3:00 pm

The Institute on Religion in an Age of Science ( has graciously invited JD to present and discuss Seven Candles as a breakout session at its annual conference on Star Island. This year’s conference is titled “The Wicked Problem of Climate Change.” A deeply spiritual life, informed and enriched by the findings of science, bestows a clarity of vision when considering global existential threats such as climate change. Seven Candles offers such enrichment to thoughtful people of many faith traditions.

Seven Candles near Boston, or Concord, or YOU!!! @ TBA
Jul 1 – Jul 2 all-day

We get off the ferry in Rye, NH mid-day Sat July 1, and have Saturday evening and Sunday morning open (July 1 & 2). If there’s a venue in New England you think would be good for Seven Candles or a related shorter talk/sermon, LET US KNOW!

Seven Candles Workshop @ Peace Camp at Scattergood Friends School
Jul 6 all-day

In July 2016, JD presented Seven Candles for the 30th reunion of the Great Peace March, for a packed auditorium that gave a standing ovation. It was a fundraiser for our hosts Scattergood Friends School, raising over $500 in one evening. This year, Peace City returns to Scattergood, and organizers requested an all-day Seven Candles workshop. Come and go deep with us! (and meet some of the most amazing, committed, persistent cultural workers on the planet). A wonderfully welcoming community, gathering in a very cool place.

Taker Guilt (sermon) @ Unitarian Universalist Church of Hagerstown, MD
Jul 16 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

JD returns to UUCHagerstown for a service about coming to terms with humanity’s endless foolishness. Viewed within the deep-time story of our existence, this moment of crazy global realignment may bring both a chuckle and renewed commitment to sanity and purpose.

Seven Candles Workshop – Lebanon, PA @ Re:Create Arts Initiative
Oct 21 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

A longer Seven Candles workshop. Take to heart the full scope and implication of what science reveals about Nature. Bring the big-picture wonder and connection of the universe to bear upon your daily struggles to be your best self. How can an appreciation for the history of Everything help us understand and transcend shame, death, and politics? Go deep with us! And bring a dish to pass for dinner.