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 will practice the following topics: OCTOBER “Knowledge”
NOVEMBER “Recognition”
DECEMBER “Love Your Enemies”

Stephanie Warfield, MA
Oct 6, Nov 3, Dec 1 (F)
12noon-1pm
$35 (To register for each month separately. Lunch included.)

Rev. Stephanie Warfield, MA, BCC, served as Chaplain with the Seton Cancer Care Team before coming to Seton Cove as an educator. Her previous work involved spiritual care/counseling to adults at Shivers Center, the outpatient cancer clinic. Stephanie is passionate about creative ministry using art, poetry, worship, journal writing and retreat facilitation to encourage healing. She is Board Certified through the Association of Professional Chaplains and ordained as an Interfaith Minister. She has a BA in Spanish from the University of Texas and a MA in Culture and Spirituality from Holy Names University. She self-published three books: a Lenten reflection journal, a creative pastoral ministry handbook, and a journal of interviews with a teenage cancer patient in the weeks before her death. Stephanie’s mantra: Listen softly and carry a big heart!

Options*

$35.00 Fee for one session only (Everyone)
$31.50 Fee for one session only (Seton Associates)

Sessions

Status When Where Presenter/Details
Seats Available
Friday, November 3, 2017
Nov 3 (F) 12noon-1pm
Seton Cove
3708 Crawford Street
Austin, TX 78731
Seats Available
Friday, December 1, 2017
Dec 1 (F) 12noon-1pm
Seton Cove
3708 Crawford Street
Austin, TX 78731