Weekend Compassion Retreat in Ashland Oregon April 11-13

by Facilitator on March 10, 2014

Space is limited to 10 people up on the Greensprings (30 minutes outside of Ashland, Oregon) with private rooms, simple meals, silence, meditation, and exercises in compassionate living. Program, food, and housing is $360. This is an inter-religious (including no religion) retreat. All the info is below. Hope you can join us. Email Mark at yaconelli@msn.com if you are interested.


The Compassion Practice Retreat is for people who want to grow in their understanding, experience, and practice of compassion. Developed at the Center for Engaged Compassion at Claremont Lincoln University, the Compassion Practice is designed to be transformative, but simultaneously pragmatic in teaching concrete skills–learnable processes, practices, and perspectives for individuals, social justice activists, parents, spouses, organizational leaders, and anyone else who wants to grow and deepen their experience of engaged compassion. This is an inter-religious (including non-religious) program.

The retreat will be a mixture of presentation, practice, and discussion. Participants will:

*Enlarge their capacity for receiving compassion

*Cultivate skills for practicing self-compassion

*Learn how to identify and transform difficult emotions (rage, depression, fear, etc.)

*Increase their capacity to heal suffering in self, others, and institutions.

*Develop techniques for relating to oneself, friends, family members, strangers, perpetrators, and even ‘enemies’ with genuine compassion

The retreat will be led by author, retreat leader, and Co-Founder of the Center for Engaged Compassion Mark Yaconelli. Mark is the founder and director of The Hearth: Real Stories by Regular Folks, a community-building project produced in Ashland, Oregon, in which a diverse group of community members tell true stories around a particular theme.

Where: The Oregon Extension on the Greensprings (twenty miles east of Ashland, Oregon on hwy 66). Surrounded by 500 acres of pristine Cascade wilderness

When: The retreat begins 5pm, Friday, April 11th and ends at 12pm, Sunday, April 13th.

Housing: Single occupancy room in a shared cabin with woodstove, bathroom, and kitchen.

Food: Friday dinner, Saturday lunch, and Saturday dinner are included in the price. Participants will be responsible for their own breakfasts (full kitchen is provided). Coffee and tea will be available.

Cost: Price is $360 per person and includes two nights housing, meals listed above, retreat program and one private session of one-on-one consultation.

To Register: Email Mark Yaconelli at yaconelli@msn.com.


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