Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life Reading Group

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The Lethbridge Interfaith Network invites you to read and discuss Karen Armstrong's book, "Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life".

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Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life Reading Group

This Fall join in a reading group discussing Karen Armstrong’s “Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life.”

The twelve steps Armstrong suggests begin with “Learn About Compassion,” and close with “Love Your Enemies.” In between, she takes up self-love, mindfulness, suffering, sympathetic joy, the limits of our knowledge of others, and “concern for everybody.” She shares concrete methods to help us cultivate and expand our capacity for compassion, and provides a reading list to encourage us to “hear one another’s narratives.” Armstrong teaches us that becoming a compassionate human being is a lifelong project and a journey filled with rewards.

  • The First Step: Learn About Compassion
  • The Second Step: Look at Your Own World
  • The Third Step: Compassion for Yourself
  • The Fourth Step: Empathy
  • The Fifth Step: Mindfulness
  • The Sixth Step: Action
  • The Seventh Step: How Little We Know
  • The Eighth Step: How Should We Speak to One Another?
  • The Ninth Step: Concern for Everybody
  • The Tenth Step: Knowledge
  • The Eleventh Step: Recognition
  • The Twelfth Step: Love Your Enemies

We will discuss the first chapter of the book at our first meeting on September 23rd so please make sure to purchase and read at least that chapter before our first meeting. Members are responsible to borrow or purchase their own books. Please also bring a journal and pen or pencil as well as tea, coffee or water.

Meetings will be held in the Community Meeting Room at the Lethbridge Public Library Downtown Branch from 7 - 9 pm Mondays, September 23, October 28, and November 25. The 2020 dates will be confirmed.

The reading group is being facilitated by members of the Lethbridge Interfaith Network (find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LethbridgeInterfaithNetwork/).

Our Mission: To create a community space where individuals from diverse faiths, traditions, and worldviews can come together to deepen their understanding of each other and work together for the common good.

Our Vision: To foster a more just and harmonious society through greater understanding of the diversity within various faiths, worldviews, and traditions in our own community and throughout the world.

Register by September 20th on Eventbrite. Everyone welcome.

For more information, contact the facilitators: Cat Charissage at catcharissage@gmail.com or Tymmarah (Tymm) Mackie at 403-360-4967.

Cat Charissage: A student of the world's wisdom traditions, Cat Charissage is a contemplative educator, artist, and counsellor offering small groups and individual sessions in the areas of Soulwork and Intentional Creativity. With degrees in theology and education, she has also worked for many years as counsellor and advocate of survivors of sexual assault.

Tymmarah (Tymm) Mackie (nee Sheculski): Tymmarah is a Diversity and Inclusion Practitioner currently working for The City of Lethbridge. She has a Masters Degree in Intercultural and International Communication. Her desire to create effective change in a world full of uncertainty begins with making a positive impact in the lives of other people through educational gatherings to educate, inspire, and empower others to create their own effective change.

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