November Nurturing the Seeds of Compassion:
November 3, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm| $10 – $20
Interfaith Council of Contra Costa Monthly Retreats on Compassion at San Damiano!
Third in a series of four Autumn monthly retreats for everyone, from students to older people of any particular faith or life philosophy, to those with an Interfaith spirituality. Dolores White from the Baha’i community will be sharing on Compassion in the Baha’i tradition. Sliding Scale and scholarships available.
Come for the afternoon, the whole day or overnight.
Give yourself a break each month. Come to San Damiano Franciscan Retreat Center in Danville for an afternoon of conversation, art, silence, music, gardening, journaling, ritual and sharing spiritual practices from a different faith tradition each month. See below for the full schedule.
Seventh retreat on Baha’is & Compassion with Dolores White from the Baha’i community Sunday, November 3rd from 3:00 to 6:00 pm
San Damiano, 710 Highland Dr., Danville $10-20 sliding scale, Dinner optional. Confirm your reservation by Wed., Oct. 30th at noon.
All are invited to participate. Binders with the handouts are included in the fee. Sliding scale and scholarships available for the regular program. Nov 3rd is the 3rd of our second season of monthly Compassion Day Retreats. This second season will finish the book by December. Register by email at email@example.com or by calling Rev. Will McGarvey, Exec Dir. of the Interfaith Council at 925-933-6030.
(If you want to spend more time at San Damiano, (10 am on, $25 includes lunch) or overnight registration ($60, includes breakfast) needs to be made either online at sandamiano.org or by phone at the office of San Damiano at 925-837-9141.)
March 10th, from 2-8 pm Buddhism
April 7th, 3-6 pm, Judaism
May 5th, 3-6 pm, Hinduisms
June 2nd, 2-8 pm
Islam & Sufism
July & August off
September 8th, from 2-8 pm Paganisms
October 6th, 3-6 pm Sikhism
Nov. 3rd, from 3-6 pm, 10-20 sliding scale,
Dinner by reservation Baha’í
Dec. 1st, from 2-8 pm 40-60 w dinner included Christianities
Rev. Will McGarvey, Rev. Kristin Powell and Father Tom Bonacci
Resources you can start reading now: Karen Armstrong,“Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life” Link Reading Schedule:
• October 6th– chapter 9 Concern for Everybody
• November 3rd– chapter 10 Knowledge
• December 1st– chapters 11 & 12 Recognition & Love Your Enemies
Other Resources to reference:
Hazrat Nader Angha,“Sufism: the Bridge Between Religions and Revelation” Link
Frank Rogers, “Compassion in Practice: The Way of Jesus” Link
Richard Rohr, “Naked Now: Learning to see as the Mystics See” Link
Sharon Salzburg,“Loving-kindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness” Link
Gail Strauss, “Circle of Compassion: Meditations for Caring – for the self and for the world” Link
Gail Strauss, “Rhythm of Compassion: Caring for Self Connecting with Society” Link
Look for quarterly retreats in 2020. Perhaps we should do them on the Revolutionary Love Movement! Have any other ideas? Contact Rev. Will at 925.597.9797