12 Steps to a Compassionate Life by Karen Armstrong

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12 Steps to a Compassionate Life by Karen Armstrong

February 15, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us for a 3 week book study of 12 Steps to a Compassionate Life by Karen Armstrong, and her wish for a better world.

The golden rule, a commonality throughout religion and guiding force for compassion, “asks you to look into your own heart, discover what gives you pain, and then refuse under any circumstance whatsoever to inflict that pain on anyone else.”

You cannot lean to swim by sitting on the side of the pool watching others cavort in the water; you have to take the plunge and learn to float. If you persevere, you will acquire an ability that at first seemed impossible. It is the same with compassion; you can learn about the neurological makeup of the brain and the requirements of our tradition, but until and unless we actually modify our behavior and learn to think and act toward others in accordance with the Golden Rule, we will make no progress.”

Join us for this transformative discussion.

Details

Date:
February 15, 2017
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Event Category:

Organizer

Bernadette Beach
Phone:
248 990 8640
Website:
rekindlethespirit.org

Venue

St. John Episcopal Church
26998 Woodward Ave
Royal Oak, MI 48067 United States
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Phone:
(248) 546-1255
Website:
http://www.stjohnsroyaloak.org