2016 Oates Online Symposium:
Mindfulness & Spirituality
Time is running out to register for the Mindfulness and Spirituality Symposium!
Father Richard Rohr’s presentation will explore the challenges, rewards, and possibilities, of integrating the contemplative life with an active and engaged life. Dancing Standing Still: Healing the World from a Place of Prayer is the book from which the presentation will be drawn. Father Rohr is the Director of The Center for Action and Contemplation
Where else can you learn from two revered Catholic priests, a Protestant scholar, a physician, a former Buddhist nun who is a chaplain, and a Marriage and Family Therapy professor?
Dr. Glenn Hinson’s latest book, A Miracle of Grace, is an autobiography, which highlights his friendship with Thomas Merton. Dr Henson has published 30 books and over 1200 articles and book reviews. He has taught at Notre Dame University, Wake Forest University, Emory University, The Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond and more.
Dr. Eric McCollum will present findings and offer suggestions about the use of mediation for spiritual care givers based on his research and subsequent book.
To see a full list of presenters and topics, click HERE, or visit www.oates.org.
Symposium fees: $150 for non-members;
$95 for members; $70 for retirees & students
Some partial scholarships are available.
Here are a few inspirational quotes by Richard Rohr:
“We come to God much more by doing it wrong than doing it right.” Richard Rohr, from Breathing Under Water
“In the truest since, I am that which I am seeking. This primal communion immediately communicates a spaciousness, joy, and a quiet contentment.” Richard Rohr
“Some form of the prayer of quiet is necessary to touch me at the unconscious level, the level where deep and lasting transformation occurs.” Richard Rohr
“True contemplatives surrender some of their own ego boundaries and identity so that God can see through them, with them, and in them.” Richard Rohr
“The question for us is always “how can we turn information into transformation?” How can we use sacred texts, tradition, and experience to lead people into new places with God, with life, with themselves? Richard Rohr