Everyone who works in the service of social change knows the feeling of competition between personal growth and social action. The value and demands of our work can make it feel selfish to take care of ourselves, and develop our own capacity for reflection and personal resilience. The practice of meditation is rooted in the idea that there is continuity between how we work with our own minds and how we engage in the world. When we relate to ourselves with aggression and speed, we inevitably carry that aggression into our work and frustrate our social goals. Meditation helps to develop personal strength, which in turn allows us to engage in the world with compassion, empathy, and inspiration.
Who: For anyone engaged in changemaking and needing some respite and time for self-care
Where: Loyola House, Ignatius Jesuit Centre, 5420 Ontario 6, Guelph, ON N1H 6J2
When: February 27
When: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Cost: $80.49 if you come alone, $64.49 if you bring a friend
Included: There will be a delicious and nourishing breakfast and lunch served for all participants.
To Register: Visit the Eventbrite Page
In this workshop we will explore the relationship between taking care of oneself and engaging wholeheartedly with the world. This one day workshop will consist of mindfulness meditation, contemplative practices of self-reflection and generating compassion, and conversation about how to bring these practices and themes into our daily personal lives and work environments.
Great for food co-ops, not-for-profits, social enterprises, collectives, social change activists, intrapreneurs, and anyone making waves in their field. Register today (bring a buddy for the discounted rate)!
If you have already registered for the 5th Annual Assembly of the Local Organic Food Co-ops Network, this will be the perfect conclusion to a stimulating week of connections and skill sharing, and a wonderful way to help you wind down and reflect before returning home to your co-operative work or development.
About the Facilitator
Anna Weinstein is a lifelong meditator and has led leadership training programs within the Shambhala Buddhist community for over ten years. In her professional life, Anna is the Director of Centre and Group Support for Shambhala International, where she manages and trains several hundred volunteer leaders of more than 200 Shambhala communities all over the world.
A Few Extra Details
Breakfast will take place at 8:00am at Loyola House. Any specific allergies or dietary needs should be communicated to the organizer, Hannah Renglich - email@example.com.
Registration closes February 24 at midnight.