CompassionNET, the community initiative to have San Antonio recognized as a world-class compassionate city, now has its own Web site and blog. sacompassionNET.org
Saturday, February 22: Celebration of the life and music of PETE SEEGER--at Inner City's Joint Effort Coffee House. 7:00 p.m. at Inner City--1300 Chihuahua St. Performers will include Rudi Harst, Bryce Milligan, and hosts Patti and Rod Radle.
Sunday, 23 February: Compassionate San Antonio has been invited to partner with Musical Bridges Around the World for Amal, a duo of pianists: Yaron Kohlberg is Israeli and Bishara Haroni is Palestinian. By playing together, with good communication and teamwork they set an example of how their two cultures can work together harmoniously. 3 PM at Ruth Taylor Recital Hall, Trinity University. Tickets are $25.
March 1st: We're partnering with Musical Bridges again for Indian Fusion which will feature a blend of Indian, Clarinetist and composer Kinan Azmeh from Syria will be joined by tablaist Sandeep Das, dancer Urmi Samadar , and the St. Petersburg String Quartet. 7:30 PM at Laurie Auditorium at Trinity University. Two hundred complimentary passes are available for Compassionate San Antonio: you can claim yours here.
Wednesday, 19 March, 2014
Creating a More Compassionate San Antonio: A Symposium
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM at the Whitley Center, Oblate School of Theology [MAP]
A day-long community conversation where we start collaborate on a nuts-and-bolts plan to have San Antonio recognized as a world-class compassionate city. Four community leaders will act as thought catalysts and we'll all roll up our sleeves to figure out how to make San Antonio -- the Heart of Texas -- an even more compassionate place to live, work, serve, study & visit. More details will be coming soon.
Starting Wednesday, April 9: : LIVING THE COMPASSIONATE LIFE BOOK STUDY. Eight Wednesdays, April 9 through May 28 11am - 1 pm at the Rock House, Oblate School of Theology
Come join an eight-week study group on Living a Compassionate Life. Bring to consciousness and practice new ways of seeing and being that can become a dynamic positive force for change not only in ourselves but also in the world around us. We will be studying Karen Armstrong’s book, Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life. Each session will begin with a different contemplative practice and end with a reflection on a paradox. Facilitators: Rosalyn F. Collier and Karen Ball. (Bring a sack lunch if you so desire!) $55 for the series, or $10 per week. To register: 210-341-1366X212 (Brenda), or www.ost.edu
Other upcoming events
30 March - 3 April, 2014
The peaceCENTER/Compassionate San Antonio is a partner for the annual contemplative retreat at Oblate Renewal Center in San Antonio, led by the Rev. Dr. Michael Battle. Michael has worked with Archbishop Desmond Tutu, been an Episcopal seminary professor, a chaplain to the House of Bishops. As a husband and a dad, a priest and a worker for peace and reconciliation, he brings depth and experience to the topic. Download the brochure. This retreat is attended by people from all over the country and is likely to sell out, so book early if you want to attend.