View this email in your browser       © 2014 M Purintun     Lifelong Learning @ oates.org       In this issue:   November seminars are now open for registration Live Event on November 17, Mark the date! Congrats to Oates Award winner, William Tuck! Contribute to Oates Institute November…

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  View this email in your browser © 2016 K. Gadson Lifelong Learning @ oates.org In this issue:   September seminars start September 13 Authentic Happiness-An Article by Peter Buecker, MD Oates Award Banquet on October 13, 2016 Contribute to Oates Institute September Seminars  Seminars will start on September 13, 2016 and are open for registration.…

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“Authentic” Happiness Like many, I got into this meditation thing at a time in my life marked with turmoil, self-doubt, guilt, and pain; that which I caused myself, and that which I knew I had caused others. I went to therapy and began to untangle my brain and harmful patterns, and this was an important act…

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  View this email in your browser © 2016 R. Underwood Lifelong Learning @ oates.org In this issue:   August seminars are now open September seminars  The Meditating MD-article by Peter Buecker Membership Incentive  Contribute to Oates Institute August Seminars are now open for registration August seminars are now open for registration. We have a great…

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About 7 years ago, I found that my life had hit the proverbial wall. I was in my mid-thirties, and it would appear, had every reason to be happy in life. But the fact was, I was feeling empty and miserable. I realized that my happiness had been constructed based upon the “American Dream,” and…

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  (c) 2014 Photo from Statesofgracefilm.com All Rights Reserved. View this email in your browser Registration Alert May 2016 Events A couple of events are coming up, and we wanted to be sure you know about them: Online Movie Screening: “States of Grace: A Journey of Loss, Resilience, and Renewal”  May 10-19: we are invited to…

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] from the Oates Institute We have just finished wrapping up seminars from April and are getting great reviews from participants in the seminar on Cross-Cultural Communication in Spiritual Care. We are aware that the original May date for seminars to begin is upon all of us. We want to be responsive to our members time…

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  View this email in your browser Oates Institute Seminar Alert Setting the standard for spiritual care January 2016 Seminars Now Open for Registration We have three seminars this January to pique your interest. Most begin on January 12, but may be shorter or longer as the subject matter dictates. Registration could not be easier.…

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A casual glace at a newspaper or the evening news reminds us of the many human problems we as a global community face. Terrorism, senseless violence, devastating physical illnesses, mental illnesses, social injustices, conflicts, war, poverty, and aging are but a few of the spiritual crisis we face. Who and how are we as spiritual…

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Now that I have recovered from “jet lag,” I have been reflecting on the five days I spent in San Francisco. The spirit of cooperation, collaboration, and inspiration was palpable. I felt more connected to many of these pastoral care givers from diverse faiths and cultures than I do with many within my own denomination/faith…

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