Bringing Creative and Inspiring Events to Santa Rosa and Beyond
The Numina Center for Spirituality & the Arts devotes itself to fostering the connection between spirit and all forms of artistic expression. We present special events and ongoing offerings that speak deeply and directly to the the soul of our culture. We celebrate art for art’s sake, and we see this as spiritual practice. Our goal is to nourish the individual human soul, and awaken it to things of the spirit. Numina Center for Spirituality and the Arts is a mission of the Episcopal Church of the Incarnation in Santa Rosa, CA.
Created and produced by a dynamic group of individuals, the Numina Center Steering Committee sees the connection between spirit and creativity as a vital component in the life of a vibrant community. We are artists and art lovers who strive to be spiritually aware and sensitive to local and global concerns. Multicultural and theologically diverse, we are inspired by the Christian tradition, as we embrace diversity of creed and different styles of spirituality. We welcome the participation of people of any age, race, gender, sexual orientation and economic status.
Our special events have included a Cuban Film Festival, a major Tribute to Maya Angelou, and even one major event at the Green Music Center. Upcoming events can be found here on this website. Ongoing offerings currently include singing the music of St. Hildegard of Bingen, Vinyasa Yoga in Santa Rosa, a Taize worship in both Sebastopol and Santa Rosa, a quarterly Sunrise Walkers group, and Cinema Numina ~ Numina’s Relevant Film Discussion Group, featuring a variety of culturally relevant and spiritual movies! Most Numina Center events and offerings are held in the historic sanctuary of the Episcopal Church of the Incarnation, built by shipbuilders in the 1880s from two ancient redwood trees, a building which resonates with sound, “like playing on the inside of a violin.” Some of Numina’s events are held at other various locations in Northern California.
The Numina Center for Spirituality & the Arts looks for certain congruences between artistic and spiritual practice, and we believe that all forms of artistic expression offer rich possibilities for connection to the truly sacred.
The Numina Center for Spirituality & the Arts Mission…
…is to offer quality musical, artistic, experiential and theatrical performances, as well as experiences in the expressive arts, poetry, and the arts of spiritual practice.
The word “Numina” originates from the Latin root “numen” ~ in Roman times, an indwelling or guiding spirit, which we all have within ourselves.