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July 2019

Cultivating Compassion Lunch & Workshop: Exploring a Radical Vision of Compassion with Roshi Joan Halifax

July 23 @ 11:45 am - 1:00 pm
Ecumenical Center for Religion and Health, 8310 Ewing Hassell Dr.
San Antonio, TX 78229 United States
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At a time when more than half of the U.S. physicians show at least one sign of burnout, compassion is an important feature of well-being. Compassion is characterized by insight, the intention to end suffering, and “attentional balance” – the capacity to attend both to others and to ourselves. Research suggests that compassion may enhance resilience. Cultivating compassion has potential benefits to both health professionals and the patients they seek to heal. Dr. Halifax discusses how compassion fatigue is a…

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Cultivating Compassion — Standing at the Edge: Finding Freedom Where Fear and Courage Meet with Roshi Joan Halifax

July 23 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
UTHSCA Pestana Lecture Hall, 7703 Floyd Curl Dr
San Antonio, TX 78229 United States
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At a time when more than half of the U.S. physicians show at least one sign of burnout, compassion is an important feature of well-being. Compassion is characterized by insight, the intention to end suffering, and “attentional balance” – the capacity to attend both to others and to ourselves. Research suggests that compassion may enhance resilience. Cultivating compassion has potential benefits to both health professionals and the patients they seek to heal. Dr. Halifax discusses how the traits that drive…

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Meet the Author: Richard Blanco

July 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Central Library, 600 Soledad St,
San Antonio, TX 78205 United States
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Richard Blanco is the fifth presidential inaugural poet in U.S. history—the youngest, first Latino, immigrant, and gay person to serve in such a role. Born in Madrid to Cuban exile parents and raised in Miami, the negotiation of cultural identity and place characterize his body of work. He is the author of the poetry collections ‘Looking for the Gulf Motel’, ‘Directions to the Beach of the Dead’, and ‘City of a Hundred Fires’; the poetry chapbooks ‘Matters of the Sea’,…

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Theology on Tap with Patti Radle

July 25 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Blue Star Brewing Company (Banquet Room), 414 S Alamo St
San Antonio, TX United States
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Gather to hear a dynamic presentation and Q&A on relevant Catholic topics and issues in an informal setting. Topic: Institutional Activism: Striving for Social Justice in Society through an Elected Office About the Presenter: Patti Radle, born in Philadelphia, PA. first moved to San Antonio in 1965 when she was a student at Our Lady of the Lake University. She transferred to Marquette University for her senior year to major in Theology and returned to San Antonio in 1969. Experiences in…

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August 2019

4th Annual Son Tus Niños También: Trans Kids Back to School

August 10 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Esperanza Peace & Justice Center, 922 San Pedro
San Antonio, TX 78237 United States
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The purpose of the event is to facilitate a conversation between parents, their children, and teachers on how best to include, respect, and protect trans youth in schools. Given the current political dialogue, harmful legislation, and violence against the trans community, we want to create a safe space for the sharing of experiences, concerns, and visions of parents of trans children and trans individuals. School administrators, counselors, and legal experts will take the stage to discuss treatment of trans children…

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Pathways To Hope Mental Health Conference

August 23 @ 8:30 am - August 24 @ 12:30 pm
Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, 100 Auditorium Circle
San Antonio, TX 78205 United States
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Pathways to Hope was sponsored by a number of organizations including the Bexar County Commissioner’s Court and the Bexar County Health Collaborative.  The effort is being facilitated by the faith community and by organizations throughout the city that work to improve mental health care, provide services, educate our students, provide social services, and many others.  It is truly a community wide effort. ​When one in five people experience a mental health disorder each year, all of us are affected in some…

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September 2019

Dallas-Fort Worth Compassion Conference 2019

September 14 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
First United Methodist Church, 503 N. Central Expressway
Richardson, TX 75080 United States
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$55 – $75

REGISTER HERE 22 Workshops. Spend a day learning practical tools and processes to intentionally practice compassion in the world. Conference tickets include lunch.

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