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October 2017

Opening Weekend and Blessing – Tibetan Buddhism Center for World Peace

October 20 @ 5:00 pm - October 22 @ 4:00 pm
Tibetan Buddism Center for World Peace San Antonio, 759 W. Oak Estates Drive
San Antonio, TX 78260 United States
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• Friday 10/20/17 5:00 pm: Yoga with Merritt Swenson 6:00 pm: peaceCENTER and the City of San Antonio Charter for Compassion (light dinner provided) • Saturday 10/21/17 9:30 am: Yoga with Merritt Swenson 11:00 am: Tibetan monks perform a traditional puja blessing followed by lunch 1:00 pm: Lunch and Tea Party • Sunday 10/22/17 2:00 pm: Blessing of the Animals 3:00 pm: Tea Party on our Tibetan Tea Terrace The Tibetan Buddhism Center for World Peace San Antonio will bring…

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Journey of Hope: From Violence to Healing

October 22 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tymen Hall, Benson Theological Center, Oblate School of Theology, 285 Oblate Dr.
San Antonio, TX 78216 United States
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The Journey of Hope presenters place a human face on the issue of the death penalty. Led by murder victim family members joined by death row families, the exonerated and other impacted by the failed promises of a broken system. The personal stories of the presenters touch people's hearts and change people's minds on this vitally important issue. The Journey of Hope advocates for alternatives to the death penalty, encourages forgiveness as a way of healing and endorses restorative justice…

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Raising Our Children, Not Our Hand Workshop

October 24 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Our Lady Of the Lake University Chapel Auditorium, 411 SW 24th St.
San Antonio, TX United States
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Free - $30
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Creating a Culture of Kindness

October 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
SoL Center at University Presbyterian Church, 300 Bushnell
San Antonio, TX 78212 United States
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$20

How might we heal deep divides and the crushing speed of life? Considering kindness as an antidote can sound naïve, yet making kind and gentle inquiries about another can create a connection, give insights into life, and touch hearts. Genuine kindness is so powerful it can make the world a better place. This class will include teachings on inherent human wisdom and dignity, using meditation/mindfulness as the method of uncovering the same. Shastri Betsy Pond is a former director of…

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**IN SEGUIN** Chapel Service & Public Lecture with Kathleen Norris @TLU

October 25 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Texas Lutheran University Jackson Auditorium, 1000 W. Court St
Seguin, TX 78155 United States
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Free

October 25, 2017 at 10 a.m. in the Chapel of the Abiding Presence Public Lecture at 7:30 p.m. in Jackson Auditorium Kathleen Norris is an award-winning poet and a New York Times-bestselling memoirist on matters of Christian spirituality. Her many books include "The Cloister Walk," "Acedia & Me: A Marriage Monks, and a Writer’s Life," "Dakota: A Spiritual Geography," "Amazing Grace: A Vocabulary of Faith," and "The Virgin of Bennington". After spending two decades of her adult life away from…

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