Compassion, healing, and renewal begin with our inner life. When we cultivate compassion within our hearts, peace and wholeness flow outward. This river of compassion is visible through the service of spiritual care that we offer to our families and communities. Compassion has the power to transform the world.
Keynote presentations from Joyce Rupp, OSM, will wade into the refreshing waters of compassion. Our conference spiritual director, John Pollard, MA, will draw from his practice of Buddhist spirituality to facilitate group processing and integration.
Joyce Rupp, OSM will be giving three keynote presentations at the conference:
Compassion for Self
Compassion and Personal Transformation
Compassion in Loss and Suffering
Friday through Sunday, April 12-14, 2013
9:00 a.m.–Noon, daily
Joyce Rupp, OSM, is known for her work as a writer, a "spiritual midwife,” and an international retreat leader. Rupp currently resides in Des Moines, Iowa, USA. She has been a spiritual director for over thirty years and is currently co-director of the Institute of Compassionate Presence.
Conference Spiritual Director
John Pollard, MA, social researcher and psychotherapist, teaches at the Transformational Arts College of Spiritual and Holistic Training in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Since the 1970s, he has studied with a number of Buddhist teachers and feels most called to metta (loving-kindness) practice.
More Details: Cultivating Compassion on the River
Throughout Cultivating Compassion on the River, you will have the opportunity to engage and gather with other participants during plenary sessions, during the community rituals, and in selected workshops. You are welcome to participate at whatever level is comfortable for you: feel free to observe, join in the conversation, or take quiet time to yourself.
Friday evening workshops
FREE Community Event Open to the Public