Sinsinawa Mound Center offers retreats and programs as well as opportunities for personal reflection and renewal in a comfortable, rural setting.
Compassion Begins Within
October 18 7:30 pm - October 19 4:30 pm$50.00
Self-compassion can be difficult when we do not treat ourselves with the same compassion as we offer to others. Self-compassion refers to relating to yourself with loving-kindness. We must first nurture compassion in ourselves before we can offer loving-kindness to others. Learnings from the Boundless Compassion work of Joyce Rupp will instill a clear vision of how compassion, a spiritual way of life, can change us personally and help to bring presence and healing into the fragmented world around us.
Additionally, the Metta Prayer of “loving-kindness”, beginning with self, will be the underpinning of this reflective time. This short retreat is the first part of discovering the blessings of a life lived through a heart of care and compassion for self, others and the greater universe.
A gentle ambience for personal reflection will be created through quiet, music and the use of essential oils to bless the space. A simple creative card deck collaging process will provide a take home tool to use in the “daily practice” of becoming more attentive to self-compassion.
Friday, Oct. 18, 7:30 p.m. through Saturday, Oct. 19, 4:30 p.m.
Private Room: $122 or Commuter: $84. Registration deadline is October 11.
Presenter: Stella DeVenuta, OSF is a Sister of St. Francis of Assisi. She is an artist, spiritual director/companion, retreat leader, creative process consultant and a certified Boundless Compassion facilitator.
Financial assistance funding is possible through donations from generous and caring individuals who understand the valuable impact our programs can have on a person's life. If you would like to request financial assistance, please click here.