In this issue:
- April Mindfulness & Spirituality Symposium
- States of Grace: A Movie and Discussion
- Sense of Heart Seminar Available
- Program Committee
April Mindfulness and Spirituality Seminar
The Oates Institute is excited to announce an outstanding lineup of presenters for the annual symposium. This year the focus is on Mindfulness and Spirituality. The symposium is the major fund raiser for the OI. Please help spread the word, check out the flyer.
April 19-29, 2016 – On-line international symposium – Mindfulness and Spirituality will feature the following:
Father Richard Rohr, OFM, Franciscan priest, founder of the Center for Action and Contemplation, Albuquerque, N.M. Topic, “Dancing Standing Still: Healing the World from a Place of Prayer”
Peter Buecker, M.D., Orthopedic Surgeon, who studied with John Cabot- Zinn, established Meditation MD because wanted to help persons learn simple and doable skills to help feel better in body, mind, and life. Topic, “Mindfulness as a Path to Inner Peace: A Physician’s Journey”
Father Joseph Mitchell, CP, President, Earth & Spirit Center, Louisville, KY, topic, “The Physical, Psychological, and Spiritual Benefits of Mindfulness Meditation”
Glenn Hinson, PhD., well-known scholar in the Christian Classics, will share on the topic: “Mindfulness Practices in the Christian Tradition: What Have I Learned from Thomas Merton and Douglas Steere, a Quaker”
Eric McCollum, Ph.D., LCSW, LMF, Professor & Program Director, MFT Program, Virginia Tech, Author. Topic: “Mindfulness for Therapists and Other Helping Professionals”.
Tenzin Kiyosaki, Hospice Chaplain, in Home Health, South Bay Area of Los Angeles, Certified Chaplain, former practicing Buddhist nun for 27 years.Topic, “Buddhist Mindfulness & Contemplation”.
And more! Read More about symposium.
Fees for symposium: $95 for members, $150 for non-members, $70 for retirees & students
Some partial scholarships are available. Contact [email protected].
States of Grace: A Journey of Loss, Resilience, and Renewal
This movie will be available for our members to watch during the week of March 25 through the 31st. On March 31st at 7 PM we are excited to have live via Adobe Connect the participants in the movie for a Q and A with members.
Here is a brief synopsis of the movie:
After surviving a near-fatal head-on collision on the Golden Gate Bridge, a revered physician struggled to come to terms with her injuries and discover new meaning in her radically altered life. Her longtime partner cares for her and their disabled teenage daughter as the family embarked on a journey of loss, resilience, and renewal. In addition to being a medical doctor, Dr. Grace Dammann earned her Master of Arts – Religious Studies Degree from Yale and has participated in CPE during her Religious Studies Degree. The setting of the film is in a Buddhism community in Southern California.
As I watched the movie at the ICPCC meeting in San Francisco and listened to the live conversation with Dr. Grace, her partner, her daughter and the makers of the film, I was deeply moved and felt strongly that we needed to share this story with our members.
Please let me ASAP if you would like to participate at [email protected]. Four CEUs will be awarded to participants.
Seminar on A Sense of the Heart: Christian Religious Experience in the US
Dr. Bill Leonard introduced his book, which was recorded and available. If you would like to listen to the recording and join us over the next couple of weeks for the discussion of his book, you are welcome. Dr. Leonard plans to join us at the end of our discussion for a Q and A. Send us a note at [email protected] if interested.
Our program committee is looking for a few new members. The responsibilities are as follows: participate once a month in an on-line discussion about up-coming events; bring creative / innovative ideas about new learning experiences; and help promote the programming of the Oates Institute. Please send Rick Underwood a note if interested at [email protected].
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If you are interested in becoming part of planning or board work, please contact our Executive Director, Rick Underwood, at [email protected]