Through the Lens of Compassions: Many Faiths - Shared Wisdom
Compassion has become a central focus of religious scholars and visionaries seeking to apply timeless spiritual truths to the complexities of modern life, compounded by rapid cultural and religious change on a global scale. Compassion is also the focus of neuroscientists seeking to understand the human brain; recent research is confirming the validity of millennia-old insights derived from meditative and contemplative practices.
The 2013 2nd Monday Series, framed by the theme, Through the Lens of Compassion: Many Faiths – Shared Wisdom, will draw on ancient wisdom, contemporary science and the arts to deepen our understanding of the importance of the concept of compassion and to illuminate some of its many facets in a way that has relevance to our lives. The ten monthly sessions – 2nd Monday of February through November – will address aspects of compassion from a variety of faith and intellectual perspectives.
The purposes of Northaven's 2nd Monday series, initiated in 2009, are to:
• Address matters of the spirit from an interreligious or interspiritual perspective
• Create a space of trust and mutual respect for discussion across faith traditions
• Offer insights that go beyond the intellect to affect the way we live
Monday, November 11, 7-8:30 p.m., Northaven Sanctuary
David McGrain ("Chimu"), Founder Inti Raymi Fund
Accidental Philanthropy: Through my passion and search for others, I found myself
David McGrain’s presentation will explain how he stumbled onto life’s special purpose and then began to open his heart and founded the Inti Raymi Fund. After a successful career in real estate and a number of years collecting Pre-Colombian Art, he became fascinated with finding out who created these sacred pieces of art and why these people disappeared. He was at the same time searching for the meaning of life.
On his journeys to Machu Picchu, Angor Wat, Giza Pyramids, Teotihuacan Pyramids, Taj Mahal, and hundreds of other sacred archeological sites, tombs and museums, something unexpected happened to him. He fell in love with the people he met along the way who patiently and kindly guided him to these sites. It was these people that were the real treasurers of the cultures and this experience completely changed his life. Through those he met he found the answer to his personal journey: compassion and connectedness.
David McGrain, also known as “CHIMU,” is a SMU graduate with a B.B.A. in real estate and finance. After working with several large Dallas real estate firms he began to purchase and renovate apartment complexes. He retired from his business to create and grow the Inti Raymi Fund globally into every country in the world. Chimu travels extensively with his wife, Elizabeth and five children, fostering his children's interest in helping others.
If you need childcare, please email Beth Schuessler, Minister of Children, and provide the number of children and their ages. A minimum of 48 hours notice is needed to reserve childcare.
There is no charge for attending the 2nd Monday Series. However, your registration will help us in our planning for the event.
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