RMCCN Presents: The Open Heart - Sacrifice and Sacrament

Saturday June 9th, 1:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M.
Unity Spiritual Center; 3021 S. University Blvd.; Denver, Colorado 80210

Tuition $60.00 (Scholarships Available)
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“The important thing is this: to be able, at any moment, to sacrifice what we are for what we could become.”
– Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

The Open Heart Series explores how a compassionate spirit coupled with nonviolent communication principles can transform our lives. These experiential training have defined structures for the mind, feelings exploration for the heart, and kinesthetic activities for the body.

This integration of mind, heart, and body, held in compassionate awareness, is designed to produce a sense of wholeness where we are able to welcome who we are unconditionally and experience our totality. We then recognize our kinship with others; our relationships and quality of life deepens, and aliveness burns brightly within the present moment.

Sacrifice and Sacrament:
Finding beauty and joy in surrender and service.

Discover the joy in contributing to something larger than oneself.
Learn how embracing our burdens can deepen and nourish us.
Learn how sacrifice can be an expressions of love.

Why do we willingly subject ourselves to hardship in order to ease another's situation? What motivates us to take on burdens and strive to alleviate suffering? How are we nourished when we sacrifice our personal aspirations in pursuit of a greater cause? From whence does our willingness to serve arise?

We have a natural tendency to give, to contribute. Nothing brings us happiness like contributing to someone else's happiness. When we witness pain and suffering we yearn to alleviate it. We gain great satisfaction when we contribute to our families and our communities in a way that extends beyond our individual self.

Sometimes we make sacrifices because circumstances seem to demand it, or a sense of guilt compels us. This can lead to suffering and resentment. Yet, we can step from oppression into liberation when we learn to act with deliberation, making sacrifices out of choice, and touching into the fulfillment that contributing to another's well-being brings us. We can ground our sacrifices in the joy that comes from contributing to a larger whole, transforming them from an oppressive burden to a sacred expression.

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David, poet, writer, and life coach, has studied and taught a wide variety of interpersonal communication skills over the last thirty years. He was introduced to NVC in 2000 and has been conducting trainings since 2009. Prior to his introduction to NVC, he studied with Anthony Robbins, Jean Houston, Deepak Chopra, and Gay Luce. He is a co-founder of the Rocky Mountain Compassionate Communication Network.

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For more information about the program, or if you wish to pay by check, or make other payment arrangements, e-mail David Steele using the form below or call him at 303.596.6063.