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Upcoming Programs

**Tuesday Restoring Balance Luncheon
Tuesday 22nd August 12 Noon - 1 PM

All-Day Meditation at Seton Cove
Friday 25th August Aug 25 (F) 9am-4pm

Living Poets Society: Art + Poetry Open Studio
Saturday 26th August Aug 26, (S) 10:00 AM ? 2:00 PM

**Tuesday Restoring Balance Luncheon
Tuesday 29th August 12 Noon - 1 PM

****Mindfulness Meditation Clinic
Wednesday 30th August Aug 30 (Wed) 9am - 12pm

Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life
Friday 1st September Sep 1 (F) 12noon-1pm

A Special Luncheon with Matthew Dowd, Author of A New Way: Embracing the Paradox as We Lead and Serve
Friday 8th September Sep 8 (F) 12:00-1:30pm

**SoulCollage® Open Studio
Saturday 9th September Sep 9 (Sa) 9:30 am ? 12:30 pm

**Tuesday Restoring Balance Luncheon
Tuesday 12th September 12 Noon - 1 PM

Extraordinary in the Ordinary
Wednesday 13th September Sep 13 (W) 7:30-8:30pm

*****Zentangle® Brown Bag: A “brown bag” creative meditation group
Thursday 14th September Sep 14 (Th) 12noon-1PM in the classroom

**Tuesday Restoring Balance Luncheon
Tuesday 19th September 12 Noon - 1 PM

The Enneagram for Soul-Centered Leaders
Wednesday 20th September Sept 20 (W) 9am-3pm

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Featured Programs & Services

****Mindfulness Meditation Clinic

 

Meditation has been studied over 30 years and is an evidence-based method that counteracts daily stress responses. The effects have been shown in MRIs of the brain, in biochemical changes in blood, and even in genetic changes in the body.
 
This mind-body method has been proven to significantly improve health and quality of life for patients with illnesses that are caused or made worse by stress, including obesity, type 2 diabetes mellitus, hypertension, pain and fatigue syndromes, mood disorders and many others. It has also been shown to decrease complications in cancer treatment, surgical procedures, and improve pain in both acute and chronic pain disorders. It has been shown to also improve attention, increase creativity and provide greater cognitive flexibility.
 
This stress-reduction workshop will help each participant to:
  • Understand stress and disease affect the body and its consequences
  • Become familiar with current research on meditation and its role in stress-reduction and healing
  • Learn and practice a simple mindfulness, evidenced based method to reduce stressful stimuli
  Jill Frank, Anna Vu-Wallace & David Wallace


Register for Lecture & Workshop
16th Annual McPhee Lecture & Workshop, Featuring Vic Strecher, PhD, MPH
 

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 26TH
LECTURE:
Life On Purpose: How Living for What Matters Most Changes Everything
What is a life worth living? Socrates said that an unexamined life isn’t worth living. Aristotle went further to say that a purposeless life isn’t even worth examining. Vic Strecher explores ways of creating greater life purpose and the daily energy and willpower to live for what matters most. Ancient philosophy meets the most modern science and technology as Dr. Strecher creates a new vision for health and well-being across the lifespan.

Time
: 7-8:30pm
Location: Austin Presbyterian Theological
Seminary, 100 E 27th St, Austin, TX 78705
Cost: $50 ($35 Student & Senior)
 
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27TH WORKSHOP:
Giving Yourself S.P.A.C.E. for More Energy and Willpower
Aristotle suggested that excellence isn’t an act, but a habit. Excellence in our modern era requires engagement with personal, family, work, and community purposes. And it isn’t easy. Full engagement in life requires vitality (energy) and self-control (willpower). Increasingly, these two concepts are viewed by researchers as muscles that can be strengthened, trained, depleted, and fueled.


Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life

“All faiths insist that compassion is the test of true spirituality and that it brings us into relation with the transcendence we call God, Brahman, Nirvana, or Dao. Each has formulated its own version of what is sometimes call the Golden Rule, ‘Do not treat others as you would not like them to treat you,’ or in its positive form, ‘Always treat others as you would wish to be treated yourself.’ Further, they all insist that you cannot confine your benevolence to your own group; you must have concern for everybody – even your enemies.” ?Karen Armstrong
 
With social media (Facebook, Twitter and others), we have a wonderful opportunity to reach out and connect with people all over the world in the comfort of home. Are we connecting compassionately? Are we choosing words and images that reflect our true values? Join me each first Friday of the month during the coming year as we gather to reflect on the twelve steps from Karen Armstrong’s book “Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life”. Purchase of the book is required. A limited number of copies will be available for purchase at the Cove. Let’s gather for lunch and compassion. As the Dalai Lama said, “If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.” This quarter we look at: Empathy (April), Mindfulness (May), and Action (June)

Stephanie Warfield, MA



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