NPR Podcast Features Compassion Practice

 Dr. Frank Rogers, the Muriel Bernice Roberts Professor of Spiritual Formation and Narrative Pedagogy and the co-director of the Center for Engaged Compassion at CST, is featured on a new public radio series, The Power of Nonviolence.

The Power of Nonviolence, by award-winning radio documentary producer David Freudberg, seeks deep solutions to the problems of violence and oppression, turning to the voices of peacemakers who help to break the cycle of brutality.

Rogers is featured on segments 3 and 4 of the series, which is available via audio file for listening or download here. Rogers discusses his book, Practicing Compassionand his journey of developing the Compassion Practice that he now teaches. The segment also features Los Angeles-area prison chaplains Brother Dennis Gibbs and Sister Greta Ronningen, both of whom were trained by Rogers at CST.

The entire series of The Power of Nonviolence is available as a free download.

'Contemplative Practices' presented at Brown University 'Research Workshop'

Andrew Dreitcer presented “Christian Contemplative Practice Traditions” at the “Abrahamic Research Workshop” -- a multi-religious invitation-only event held by Brown University’s 'Varieties of Contemplative Experience Project' (and funded by the Mind and Life Institute). The gathering brought neuroscientists and Buddhist practitioners together with 6 representatives of the Abrahamic contemplative traditions to explore ways to increase compassionate understanding and action across traditions and in the world. Amherst College, MA. April 21-22, 2015.

Engaged Compassion presentation on issues of race.

Seth Schoen and Christopher Carter presented their paper "Contemplative Race Theory" at the 2013 Association for the Contemplative Mind in Higher Education (ACMHE) conference in Amherst, MA. Their process involves compassionately engaging our racialized selves for transformation, and incorporates compassion based contemplative practices with the insights of critical race theory.

Rogers Teaches Compassion Formation in Korea

Frank Rogers led a weeklong intensive course focused on how leaders of organizations can develop a true stance of compassion — beginning with compassion for oneself and moving to compassionate postures and action with those we care about and those whom we may experience as difficult or antagonistic.

The course was held in January, 2015, in Seoul, South Korea.