Chambers of the Heart: Abiding in Freedom from Compassion Fatigue
- Heartwood Refuge and Retreat Center
- 159 Osceola Rd Hendersonville, NC 28739
- Apr 4, 2018 - Apr 8, 2018 (5 days)
- $356.00 - plus dana (offered at the end of the retreat) to the teacher and to Heartwood. You can read more about the practice of dana here. $276.00 - plus dana (offered at the end of the retreat) to the teacher and to…
Single rooms are issued based on availability, and are on a first-come-first-serve basis.
Just as we have four chambers of the heart, we have four essential heart qualities that can help us face and metabolize experience. They are known as the Divine Abodes ~ lovingkindness, compassion, altruistic joy, equanimity We can practice so that in daily grind of working to relieve and eliminate suffering, the Abodes are actually nourished and strengthened, not depleted or crushed.
This retreat is for everyone, especially those rendering service to others on a regular basis. Whether in a weekly volunteer capacity, working 40+ hours a week, or providing care to a loved one at home, you can learn how not to succumb to compassion fatigue. You can use your service to awaken and develop the chambers of the heart that offer you shelter in the midst of it all. Come energize and refuel in community with others who share your passion for caring, and allow yourself to be cared for here.