Monday, March 14
3:30 – 6:30pm
In a world where debaters outshout those seeking dialogue, where being right trumps cultivating understanding, where violence is often the go-to solution, how does one live compassionately? How do we nurture, in ourselves and in our young people, practices that foster an open heart?
Living Compassion is a three-hour hands-on workshop for middle and high school teachers led by dynamic, experienced teacher, Cory Lockhart. It offers activities that teachers can use with students to help nurture thoughtful presence in the world. Participants will practice ways of being with people to cultivate greater awareness, openness, and care for others in the classroom and beyond. Themes include:o Stepping out of one’s comfort zone
o Listening with compassion
o Practicing gratitude
Refreshments served from 3 - 3:30pm.
$40 fee includes written instructions for all activities. Eligible for Professional Credit. Limited to 24 participants.
The whole idea of compassion is based on a keen
awareness of the interdependence of all these living beings,
which are all part of one another, and all involved in one another.
- Thomas Merton
Cory Lockhart is a teacher, writer, and peacemaker. For 14 years she taught and organized service opportunities for students at Walden School and Trinity High School. Based on experiences at home and from traveling and volunteering abroad, she shares the places, lessons, and practices embedded in her heart. Cory currently works as a Program Associate with JustFaith Ministries and has an ongoing commitment working with Christian Peacemaker Teams in Palestine. Learn more through her blog: http://walkingthewalk.co/.