Practices for Understanding Pain and Loss
Through biblical studies and contemplative practices, learn how to find meaning in pain and suffering, how to cope with grief and how to find more joy in life experiences.
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Program No. 23301RJ
6 days
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At a Glance

Pain and grief are two of the most universally shared human experiences. Most of us will experience these emotions in our lifetimes, but we won’t all react to or cope with them in the same manner. Through the study of the biblical book of Job and practices like yoga, meditation, self-care and forgiveness—learn how to find meaning and joy in pain and suffering and take home strategies that you can apply to the rest of your life and share with friends and family at home.
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Easy Going
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Unlock the mysteries of the biblical book of Job as you study its creation and the universal themes and transcendent answers in this literary masterpiece.
  • Discuss the importance of self-care and practice reflective writing to help you tend to your mind, body and spiritual needs.
  • Practice contemplation through yoga, tai chi, meditation and mindfulness during practical lectures.

General Notes

Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.
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Ken Hanson
Dr. Ken Hanson is a scholar of Hebrew language and literature, the history of biblical lands, and Jewish and early Christian culture. He teaches Judaic studies at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, as well as philosophy and religion at Rollins College in Winter Park, Fla. A natural storyteller, Dr. Hanson carries his ecumenical message beyond the scholarly boundaries. He has appeared on syndicated radio and The History Channel.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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