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Saturday, November 29, 2008

Honour other's complexity and vastness

The Keene Sentinal posts a story about Thomas Moore’s public talk and continuing education workshop planned for the end of this week in which he will discuss spiritual principles and healthy relationships. The article quotes Moore,
"In my 30 years as a therapist, I’ve done a lot of work with couples," Moore said. "Some of that work was to help people get through some of the troubles they have with marriage and relationships. Ninety-nine percent of the people I’ve ever encountered have some confusion about relationships. A lot are trying to work out relationships with their families.

"My key idea for relationships is that we need to honor the complexity and vastness of who the other person really is," he said. "That’s our biggest mistake. We expect others to be who we want them to be, not who they are. It takes a spiritual perspective to stand back and be engaged in what is beyond you. It’s the opposite of watching out for your self."

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Friday, November 28, 2008

Santa and Jesus in Belfast talk, Dec. 11

The Conference of Religious of Ireland (CORI) promotes Thomas Moore’s 7:30 p.m. appearance in Belfast on Thursday 11 December, 2008. His talk, "Santa, the Holy One" will be delivered at:
Nazareth House,
516 Ravenhill Road,
Belfast, BT6 0BW
"I think Santa Claus and gift-giving do indeed express the spirit of Christmas and are, fully in accord with the birth of Jesus, in the true Christmas spirit. I’d like to make those connections and affirm our celebration of the sacred time of light from darkness." — Thomas Moore
This evening lecture is sponsored by CORI and Drumalis. Admission is £5. The public is warmly invited. Moore will lead the Advent Retreat at Drumalis in Larne starting December 12.

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Sunday, November 16, 2008

Hay House describes talk, 2 May 2009

On August 20, Barque announced Thomas Moore’s appearance in San Diego on Saturday 2 May 2009. Hay House updates its I Can Do It! 2009 - San Diego event by filling in descriptions for the day's presentations. Thomas Moore’s 2:30 p.m. session, Writing in the Sand: The Spirituality of Jesus and the Soul of the Gospels, is included:
"Open the Gospels and read them as if for the first time. As you read, use your knowledge of the world's spiritual and religious traditions. Bring an appreciation for myth, symbol, and depth psychology. Study the language carefully. Don't be influenced by what everyone else thinks or by the way the stories and teachings have always been interpreted. Do these things and you will find a radical spiritual vision, a love of the world and humanity, and a new way of understanding and living life. Contrary to the way these texts are often presented, you will find an appreciation for cultural and religious diversity, an emphasis on healing rather than morals, and a reconciliation of your spirituality and your sexuality. You will not get bogged down in belief, institution, authority, guilt, moralism, exclusivity, or sexism. You will find a spirituality for today–challenging, comforting, contemplative, and joyous."

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Monday, November 10, 2008

Public invited to free lecture in Keene, NH

An earlier Barque post noted Moore's appearance in Keene, New Hampshire, hosted by Antioch University New England. The university announces, on its site, this evening with Thomas Moore as the concluding presentation of its Fall Speakers Series. The public is invited to attend these free events.

Thomas Moore’s talk, "Building Successful Relationships Using Spiritual Principles" is at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday 4 December 2008 at:
Best Western Sovereign Hotel
Grand Ballroom,
401 Winchester Street,
Keene, NH

The next day, Moore participates in a program restricted to psychotherapists.

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