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Building Resilience in Times of Stress Speaker Series


This event repeats every 4 weeks on Tuesday for 4 occurrences

Event details

The Sooke Multi-Belief Initiative (SMBI) is inviting all in town to a series of free talks intended to inspire courteous, meaningful discussion on matters of the heart, mind and spirit during one of the most challenging years many of us have ever faced.  Starting on July 21 and running for four successive Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m., the 45-minute sessions near the Municipal Hall in John Phillips Memorial Park will feature a talk and group discussion led by members of the SMBI, a Transition Sooke working group.

Please bring a chair, blanket and extra layers of clothing as the evening cools down. Parking is available at the Municipal Hall. Talks will be cancelled in the event of rain. Physical distancing guidelines will apply. 

The speakers' schedule: 

* July 21: Rick Eby and Andy Schell - Identity and Worth. A discussion with the Lead Pastor at the Sooke Baptist Church and the former Executive Director of the Toronto City Mission.

* July 28: Troi Leonard - Mindfulness. Enter the "silence within" as we refine our sensitivity, harmlessness and joy of life. A board member with Victoria's Church of Truth, Troi has shared his spiritual insights worldwide as a teacher and guide.

* Aug. 4: Mark Ziegler- Grace and Gratitude. Cultivating an attitude of gratitude (the word "grace" is derived from the Latin for "thankful"). Past-President of the Rotary Club of Sooke, Mark and his wife Bonnie host a local Buddhist insight meditation group.

* Aug. 11: Don Brown - The Psychology of Spiritual Wellbeing: How to Flourish in the Face of Adversity. A member of the Baha'i Community of Sooke, Don is a retired organization systems consultant and researcher of ancient philosophy, modern science and contemporary religion.

The SMBI is a working group of individuals from diverse religious, ethical and moral traditions. Together we promote understanding, acceptance and common ethical and moral values to develop the Sooke community as a haven of peace, well-being and caring for each other and our physical environment. 

For more information, contact Don Brown at donhbrown@shaw.ca


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