|WHEN:||Oct 22, 2018 08:00 PM US/Eastern|
|WHAT:||On Tuesday, Oct 23rd, we ae delighted to invite you to a special circle at Dharma College on the theme of "Caring" with Sister Lucy Kurien as our guest speaker!
Lovingly nicknamed "Mother Teresa of Pune" (a city in India), Sister Lucy is a huge-hearted Christian nun whose work is filled with incredible, selfless love. In 1997, she started a sanctuary called Maher (which means 'mother's home') for abused and destitute children, women, and men. Today, over 4,000 women and 2,000 children have been housed for healing and rehabilitation across their 38 homes in the region). She's the recipient of several awards and honors, including the prestigious Nari Shakti Puraskar "Women Power Award" (conferred by India's president), and 2016 Vanitha Women of the Year Award. When she met Pope Francis last year, she asked for his blessings, and he turned it back around and asked Sister Lucy to give him her blessings. :)
We're grateful that Sister Lucy will be able to join us, in conversation with Dharma College Executive Director, Wangmo Dixey, and ServiceSpace Founder, Nipun Mehta, for the college's inaugural "Caring Circle" -- a reflective circle on elements of the act of caring in daily life, prompted by excerpts from Tarthang Tulku Rinpoche's 2018 book, Caring.
Rough Flow for the evening:
About Our Hosts: Based in Downtown Berkeley, Dharma College is a physical hub and community of people who wish the world well, with offerings that include: co-working with wisdom, courses on deepening human values, yoga, meditation, and compassion-driven events. With a background in Tibetan Buddhism, its offerings are expressed in secular terms, and offer guidance in self-exploration, in uncovering the extraordinary potential of being contained within every one of us, and in discovering ways to live a more balanced, considerate, and fulfilling life.