In this issue:
- April Mindfulness & Spirituality Symposium Filling Up Fast
- An Unique and Exciting Learning and Entertaining Opportunity in May
- Opportunities for Involvement
April Mindfulness and Spirituality Seminar Filling Up Fast
The Symposium will be held April 19 – 29, 2016.
Mindfulness and spirituality conjure up all kinds of thoughts and feelings. The above picture represents some of what I think. Seriously, you don’t want to miss the opportunity to hear and talk about to this renowned and diverse group of presenters.
REGISTER NOW FOR THE SYMPOSIUM (either as an Oates Member or a non-member).
Here are a few highlights…
Father Richard Rohr is one of the most authentic and engaging presenters I have ever heard. He will draw on a wealth of experience to address the issue of prayer and contemplation as it relates to ACTION.
Dr. Glenn Henson, a scholar, author, professor, and expect in the Christian classics will share from his personal experiences with Thomas Merton and Douglas Steere.
Tenzin Kiyosaki (aka Barbara), a former Buddhist nun who was ordained by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and serves as a Hospice Chaplain will give us insights into Buddhist mindfulness and contemplation.
Peter Buecker, M.D. is a practicing Orthopedic Surgeon will share his discovery of the value of mediation in a tumultuous time in his life and his subsequent training with Jon Kabat Zinn and his current PhD study in Mind-Body Medicine.
Dr. Eric McCollum, LCSW, LMFT and professor and program director of the Marriage and Family Therapy Program at Virginia Tech will talk about his research and subsequent book on the uses of mindfulness practice for spiritual care givers and counselors.
Father Joe Mitchell, Director of the Center for Earth and Spirit and prolific teacher will address the physical, psychological and spiritual benefits of mindfulness meditation.
Read more about Symposium.
The fees for symposium: $95 for members, $150 for non-members, $70 for retirees & students
Register Now! Some partial scholarships are available. Check with Rick@oates.org.
A Unique and Exciting Learning and Entertaining Opportunity in May
May will bring yet another exciting opportunity for our members: May 10-19, we will make available viewing of the film “States of Grace: A Journey of Loss, Resilience, and Renewal.” Then on Thursday May 19, we will be joined by the film-makers and Dr. Grace Dammann for a Q&A on Adobe Connect. Check out the flyer below for further information and click on the trailer link to see more.
Registration will be through email, with a small donation to defray costs of the experience. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your space, or get more information.
Opportunities for Involvement
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