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Sunday Gathering

December 10, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us!

We gather in person every Sunday at Central Park Place. We would love for you to join us.
All events held in the Mackinaw Ballroom in Central Park Place (421 Columbus Ave., GH)

Sunday’s Schedule:

9am Pre-Talk: 
Meet the morning’s teacher in a small group setting for an open discussion of the morning’s theme
10am Gathering:
Welcome, readings, meditation from a community member, teaching, and music
11am Talk Back: 
A chance to share questions, comments and stories related to the morning gathering
C3 Kids: 
Each week we provide a safe and welcoming environment for kids starting at 10am. If you are looking for a Sunday morning experience for your kids that includes C3 Values, creative activities, toys, books, games and outdoor fun (when weather permits), we are here to make it happen! Miss Mary is happy to be spending time with your kids!

Sunday’s Program and Reading:

We Have Questions: Knowledge and Desire, or,
What’s This Tantra Business, Anyway?

Speaker: Michael DeWilde, a core Guest Teacher at C3, is the director of the Koeze Business Ethics Initiative in the Seidman College of Business, as well as a full professor in the Management Department at GVSU. He holds an MTS from Harvard University and did his undergraduate work at William James College (GVSU). His research and teaching interests include the impact of social capital on civic and economic well-being, neuroethics, and the use of roleplaying in business pedagogy.

Musicians: The Marsupials, led by Tai Jaxx Drury, defy categorization with a diverse blend of rock, indie, funk, ska, psychedelic, and progressive elements. They’ve been electrifying audiences and delivering raucous good times throughout the Midwest since their formation in 2014.

Music: The Marsupials

Gathering Host: Valerie Engeltjes

Music: The Marsupials

Meditation: Bob Kleinheksel

Moment of Silence

Reading/Teaching: Michael DeWilde

Accepting that there are such things as facts requires you to be humble and to have flexibility to relinquish your position when it is shown to be wrong. (…) while the Tantra actively engages the higher mind, it also attempts to transcend the level of the intellect on which “proof” is an operative term. Here your own contemplated experience becomes primary in formulating your understanding of reality. When the wisdom of well-considered experience is joined coherently to well-grounded factual knowledge, you have a strong foundation from which to successfully navigate both the path of yoga and the world in general.

― Christopher D Wallis

If you had closed your eyes and looked inward, you would have seen me; you would have seen us. We have always been inseparable, like night and day, light and dark, flowers and fruits, and spirituality and sexuality.

― Merlin Franco, Saint Richard Parker

Music: The Marsupials

Gathering Host: Valerie Engeltjes

Music: The Marsupials



Talk Back
Small Bites and Coffee Served after Gathering
Talk Back
Talk Back


December 10, 2023
9:00 am - 12:00 pm


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Central Park Place, Mackinaw Ballroom
421 Columbus Ave
Grand Haven, MI 49417 United States
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(616) 842-1985
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