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Friday, March 31, 2006

McGill program includes films that transform

In addition to his mid-day presentation, The Spirit and the Soul of Medicine, at McGill University on Tuesday 11 April, Thomas Moore will participate in an evening program Films that Transform, by talking about the natural creations of Andy Goldsworthy, captured in Rivers and Tides/Working with Time. The next session in the film series, on Tuesday 2 May features Michael Kearney who wrote Mortally Wounded: Stories of Soul Pain, Death and Healing and A Place of Healing: Working with Suffering in Living and Dying. Dr. Kearney's mid-day presentation is called The Interconnectedness is Already There.

Tuesday, April 11, 2006
Andy Goldsworthy: Rivers and Tides/Working with Time
Guest discussants: Thomas Moore & Joan Hanley
"They flow into union in the natural world: on being grounded in place and present to the moment."

Tuesday, May 2, 2006
Ram Dass: Fierce Grace
Guest discussant: Michael Kearney, MD
"A life lived: one man's journey toward an open heart."

In dialogue with others on the journey
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Arts Building, 853 Sherbrooke Street West, Moyse Hall
Cost: $10, $5 students/seniors
More information: Eileen Lavery, 514-398-2298
McGill Univeristy's Department of Oncology calendar provides a map and email contact.

Saturday, March 25, 2006

Attend Omega Institute, August 18 - 20, 2006

"In its deepest form, education is the art of enticing the soul to emerge from its cocoon, from its coil of potentiality and its cave of hiding. Education is not the piling on of learning information, data, facts, skills or abilities – that’s training or instruction – but it is rather a making visible what is hidden as a seed." - The Education of the Heart (1997)
Thomas Moore's Omega Institute program at Rhinebeck, N.Y. for August 18-20, 2006 is available online. Moore and his wife, Joan Hanley (Hari Kirin Kaur) will present: The Education of the Heart: Caring for the Body, Soul & Spirit.
"We often focus on parts of our lives and neglect the rest. We go to work, go to school, exercise and diet, and learn spiritual practices.

In this workshop we reconnect these scattered parts — childhood, work, relationship, marriage, illness, creative expression, and spiritual development — to care for the whole arc of our existence as a way to give our lives more meaning and depth. . .

Through lecture, discussions, art, yoga, movement, and sound, we engage our body, soul, and spirit by paying close attention to the tie between emotions and spirituality. The workshop also includes issues of importance to the deep soul: dreams, memories, family and friends, beauty, and the role of shadow aspects of ourselves — regret, mistakes, losses, failures, frustrations, or endings."
The online description includes a list of "key takeaways" for participants and Continuing Education credit is available. Please bring a copy of Thomas Moore's book, The Education of the Heart, to the workshop.

Course: SM06-3702-233
August 18, 2006 - August 20, 2006
Rhinebeck Campus: Rhinebeck, NY (US)
Tuition: $275 (not including accommodations or commuter fee)
Member Tuition: $250

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Moore participates in photography project

Heroines by Jila Nikpay, with essay by Thomas Moore

Slison Bergblom Johnson talks about Jila Nikpay's portraits of women who have survived breast cancer, Heroines: Transformation in the Face of Breast Cancer, for Minnesota Women's Press, as exploring "An Emotional Landscape". In his essay, "How to Be Healed by Your Illness," included in the book, Thomas Moore writes:
"Breast cancer raises an issue that is implicated in other illnesses as well but rarely discussed: sexuality. If people are made uneasy by illness, combine that with sex and you might really have some anxiety. Our society is split about sex. We have it on display all around us - and women's breasts are a big part of that display - and yet we are prudish in many ways."
For more information about the book, exhibition and special presentations, visit Heroines Project or Jila Nikpay's site.

Oct. 17, 7-9 pm
Special Presentation by Author Thomas Moore
“How to be Healed by Your Illness”
Program and Reception
Ted Mann Concert Hall, West Bank of the University of Minnesota
2128 4th St. South, Minneapolis MN
Organized: Center for Spirituality and Healing
Sponsor: Zenith
Meet author Thomas Moore and artist Jila Nikpay
Performance of a song cycle for soprano and harp by composer Carol Barnett and a surprise guest, incorporating selected poems from the book, Heroines precede this presentation. A reception will follow.

Oct. 18, 12-1 pm
Special Presentation by Author Thomas Moore
Topic TBA
Rochester, MN, Location TBA
Sponsor: Mayo Clinic
Meet author Thomas Moore and artist Jila Nikpay

For another review of Heroines, see Moore invited to write for photography exhibit on Barque: Thomas Moore's Work.