This week, our retreat directors explore what different religions say about compassion and how we can cultivate compassion towards others and ourselves in our lives.
The retreat ends with an invitation to cultivate compassion through scriptural recitation, with an example from the Taoist tradition, led by Master Steven Ong.
WHY THIS ONLINE RETREAT?
The COVID-19 pandemic has left many of us isolated, frustrated, and even anxious. Our usual sources of spiritual well-being like temples, mosques, and churches have been suspended or have had services greatly reduced.
‘A Dose of Spirituality’ is an interfaith retreat that brings together 5 retreat directors from 5 faith traditions to explore 5 themes relevant to our COVID-19 circumstances over the next 5 weeks.
Hinduism: Kathirasan K – Co-Founder, Hindu Hub
Taoism: Master Steven Ong – Taoist Priest
Buddhism: Phra Goh – Buddhist Monk
Christianity: Lance Ng – Catholic Spiritual Director
Islam: Ustaz Mizi Wahid – Founder, Safinah Institute
WHY A RETREAT NOW?
Many of us are already in a good place for a spiritual retreat:
Since our movements are already restricted, spending a lot of time at home, or going for walks in nature, this might be the perfect moment for a simple retreat to notice where we were, where we are, and where we are going.
RETREAT DETAILS & THEMES
For every session, each will share some spiritual wisdom from their tradition for a few minutes, and then a different one each week will guide us on a simple faith-neutral practice we could do at home.
Each retreat episode is a 30-minute recorded video posted on Mondays every week – so you can watch anytime during the week!