801 Sw 10th Ave
Portland, Oregon 97205

How do faith traditions and secular practices enrich the spiritual life? Look at the practice of compassion from different perspectives. Is there a spiritual common ground among different belief and practice systems?

A panel discussion with Mary Lonergan and Bob Edelstein, moderated by Stephen Ristau.

This series explores the meaning of spirituality; what faith traditions can offer the spiritual life; and the spiritual meaning of contemplation, action and community, with an emphasis on the universality of compassion.

Mary Lonergan was educated at Marylhurst, University of Illinois, Stanford and UC Berkeley. She has taught and worked in Zambia and Guatemala, and done post-graduate work in spirituality at the National University of Ireland, as well as working at the Franciscan Spiritual Center.

Bob Edelstein, LMFT, MFT has been a therapist and consultant since 1973, emphasizing the Existential Humanistic perspective. Bob provides individual, couple, family, and group therapy, clinical supervision and consultation. Bob also provides seminars and workshops on Authentic Engagement: A Radical Way of Being in the World.

Stephen Ristau has 35 years in the human service sector including as a consultant, trainer, clinician and spiritual director. His recent work, PurposeWork, has focused on expanding the connections between midlife adults ages 50+ and nonprofits for personal and social renewal.

Sponsored by Multnomah County Library, partners with Life by Design NW, lifebydesignnw.org. This program is also made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by the Oregon State Library.

In the U.S. Bank Room.
Space at library programs is limited. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Official Website: http://www.multcolib.org/events/lifebydesign.html

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