Friday, November 03, 2017, 7:00 PM - Sunday, November 05, 2017, 12:00 PM
This program is designed as a practical spiritual formation program for persons who seek to deepen their skills and capacities for compassionate living.
The program is ideal for organizational leaders, social justice activists, teachers, parents, and anyone who seeks practical training in compassionate living.
Taught by Rev Melissa Spence, the program offers a mixture of retreat, one-on-one spiritual direction, online instruction, weekly spiritual practices, group processes and radical teachings for personal and social transformation.
Participants who complete this course will:
-Develop skills and practices for self-compassion
-Learn how to identify and transform difficult emotions (rage, depression, fear, etc.)
-Increase their capacity to heal suffering in self, others, and institutions
-Develop techniques for relating to oneself, friends, family members, strangers, perpetrators, and even 'enemies' with genuine compassion
-Learn how to engage victims and perpetrators, broken families, groups in conflict - without diminishing anyone's dignity
-Understand how to participate in social actions that confront injustice from a grounded place of love rather than from reactive anger or resentment
- Retreat #1 – Nov. 3, 2017 | 7 PM through Nov. 5, 2017 | 12 PM | St. Anne’s in the Mountains Retreat Center
- Weekly Compassion Practices:
Wednesday evenings | Nov. 8, 2017-Jan. 17, 2018 | 5:15 - 6:15 PM - The Cove
- Retreat #2 – Jan. 19, 2018 | 7 PM through Jan. 21, 2018 | 12 PM | St Anne’s in the Mountains Retreat Center.
Cost: The cost per retreat is $225.
A down payment of $100 is required at registration.
Participants will be asked to pay in full one week prior to each retreat.
Register Online by October 27, 2017
Pastor Melissa Spence for more information