Sinsinawa Mound Center offers retreats and programs as well as opportunities for personal reflection and renewal in a comfortable, rural setting.

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Compassion Begins Within

October 18, 2019 7:30 pm - October 19, 2019 4:30 pm


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.

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October 18, 2019 7:30 pm
October 19, 2019 4:30 pm
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Sinsinawa Mound

585 County Road Z
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Janice DeMuth
608-748-4411, ext. 811

Sinsinawa Mound Center

585 County Road Z
Sinsinawa, WI 53824