“COMING ALIVE” RETREATS FOR WOMEN”
(See the general description for retreats on services p.)
SEPT 22-24, 2017
SELF-COMPASSION: WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS NOW…
Self-compassion is neither selfishness nor self-absorption. To open our hearts to the fullness of who we are, the best and the worst with a deep acceptance of the human condition, allows us to bring that same energy of mercy and non-judgment to others. In a world increasingly prone to fear-based reactions and violence, we are called to bring a RESPONSIVE presence, one characterized by clear seeing, wise speech, and right action. This starts within ourselves. What we fear, hate, judge, and reject within ourselves, we will fear, hate, judge, and reject in the other. Deepening self-compassion stops the war within ourselves, thereby empowering us to bring a healing presence to the world, one that recognizes our shared humanity and works for the good of all. This is a weekend to explore and/or deepen practices of compassion starting toward oneself and extending to others. Whether you are a seasoned practitioner or new to these practices, this retreat will be of benefit. ALL of the spiritual traditions are grounded in compassion/mercy, and women of all spiritual/religious paths are invited.
TIMES: Sept.22-24, 2017; begins at 7:30 PM on Friday and ends mid-day on Sunday
COST: $160 workshop fee; $110 room and board (includes private room and 4 meals starting with breakfast on Sat.)
PLACE: St. Gabriel’s Retreat Center; Clarks Summit, PA
REGISTRATION: Send $25 deposit by Sept. 14 to: Dr. Joanne G. Weiss, P.O. Box 162, Lake Ariel, PA 18436
For further info, contact Dr. Weiss at (570)352-4410 or email@example.com
Dr. Weiss is pleased to announce the publication of her book, Whispers of the Soul: Reflections in Image and Words. It is a collection of 16 meditations/reflections based on photographs taken by her husband, Tom Kulesza, and is intended to be used as a tool for meditation.
The book can be purchased by contacting Dr. Weiss directly (570)352-4419 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Cost is $20 plus shipping.
DESCRIPTIONS OF RETREATS/WORKSHOPS FOR 2017 WILL BE ADDED TO THIS PAGE AS SCHEDULED.