Welcome to Beguine Again!

Beguine Again!, after the medieval Beguine community that came together to serve and to support one another in a spirit of wHolyness, justice, mercy and compassion. As with the original Beguine community, we focus on service and matters of the spirit. Take a breath with us, slow down, and renew - Beguine Again!

Beguine Again is the vision of Methodist Minister, Terri Stewart. It was founded by her in 2008 as an interfaith platform for clerics and lay teachers to offer spiritual practices for renewal. It has a strong foundation of followers and is meant to - and does - connect us to one another in fellowship. It nurtures gratitude and mindfulness in the context of our complex modern lives through practice and ritual, especially encouraging Daily Practice (click on the tab above).

In the spirit of peace, justice and sustainability, Jamie Dedes, a poet and writer, formed The Bardo Group in 2011 as meeting ground - a collective - of writers, poets, story-tellers, artists and photographers, musicians, clerics and spiritual teachers from the world over who hold in common their love of sacred space as it expresses itself in the arts.

In October 2014, in the support of shared ideals and values, the Beguine Again and The Bardo Group came together to produce the BeZine, a monthly online publication offered in the shared spirit of peace to all its readers for free. The BeZine addresses a different but timely subject each month. The zine can be accessed directly through Beguine Again.

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In the spirit of peace, community and respect for all,

Terri Stewart, Beguine Again Founder, Jamie Dedes, Managing Editor, “The BeZine”, The Bardo Group: John Anstie, Naomi Baltuck, James Cowles, Michael Dickel, Priscilla Galasso, Chrysty Hendrick, Joseph Hesch, Ruth Jewell, Charles Martin, Liliana Negoi, Lana Phillips, Donna Pierce, Corina Ravenscraft, Colin Jon david Stewart, Kennedy Stewart, and Michael Watson

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Daily Practice 2017.08.18 – Embodying the Story
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Daily Practice 2017.08.18 – Embodying the Story

August 18, 2017

…Playback, like many theatre forms,  is both a style and a disciple, and one can go to Playback school, an activity I heartily condone. Although Playback aims to create decolonized spaces, here in the US it is haunted by the same ghosts and challenges that confront most of North American theatre: there are remarkably few Indigenous people and people of color in the Playback world, and few people with disability…

Daily Practice 207.08.17 – The Seeing Place
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Daily Practice 207.08.17 – The Seeing Place

August 17, 2017

Meditation Today (and the next few days before VACATION), I will be sharing from our sibling publication, The BeZine (https://thebezine.com). Our […]

Daily Practice 2017.08.16 – This is Theater!
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Daily Practice 2017.08.16 – This is Theater!

August 16, 2017

Questioning your identity provides for growth. If you are co-identified with whiteness, money, and sexual conquest, then your identity is shattered when these are undercut. When whiteness is revealed to be a cardhouse built on shifting ground, when the economy rumbles and tanks, when folks are sexually rejected, then that old humiliation rises up and the only way to compensate for humiliation and lack of solid identity is to burrow deeper into unstable ground. In leadership theory, the process of change is kind of like a swamp. You move forward through the swamp with difficulty. But those folks who can’t take the identity challenge, run back to the stable ground that they just left. There, they are left behind and they are replaced.

Daily Practice 2017.08.15 – Meanwhile in the Real World
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Daily Practice 2017.08.15 – Meanwhile in the Real World

August 15, 2017

Meditation I’m pretty sure that you have to be living under a rock to avoid the news of the rise […]

Daily Practice 2017.08.14 – Meanwhile, in detention…
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Daily Practice 2017.08.14 – Meanwhile, in detention…

August 14, 2017

Meditation Last night for church service in juvenile detention, I brought together a rag-tag group of folks. We were primarily […]

Daily Practice for 2017.08.10 – The Great Unknowing
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Daily Practice for 2017.08.10 – The Great Unknowing

August 10, 2017

Meditation Last night at detention, the boys in Bible study…wait…one boy in Bible study asked the question, “Is it a […]