Bearing Witness A Talk On Compassion Practice

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Quilts and Stories Honoring Life in a Children's Hospital

Quilt Show June 23 - July 21, 2016

Atlanta Shambhala Center Community Room

Bearing Witness

A Talk on Compassion Practice

Friday, July 8, 2016

7:30 pm

Copies of Julie Hliboki's Accompanying Book for Sale - $10 each

Proceeds to Benefit the Shambhala Center

This exhibit features fourteen beautiful handmade children’s quilts and accompanying stories about Julie Hliboki's experiences providing spiritual care to patients and families in a pediatric hospital. The exhibit is intended to invite the viewer to bear witness to suffering and courage, despair and hope, and to access our own compassionate impulse. The stories illustrate what many families with a critically ill child face, and the enormous need for a compassionate response.

From the book's introduction, "Each of the hundreds of children, families, and caregivers I ministered to forever changed me. They exposed the part of me that was willing to open myself over and over to unfathomable intimacy with complete strangers, and they with me. Many incidents brought me to my knees, figuratively and literally, and often to tears. These memories unleash a tenderness and compassion in me that leaves me feeling vulnerable and humbled, yet I have also gained strength and resiliency. I recognize that such stories are universal and can be found in hospitals around the world. My deep desire is that every child's story is cherished."

About the Author/Artist:

Julie Hliboki is a Quaker interfaith chaplain and a member of the Atlanta Shambhala Center. In addition to hospice and hospital chaplaincy, Julie works with individuals and groups to deepen their experience of the Light. She is the author of five books, and holds a Doctor of Ministry, a Master’s degree in Transformation Studies, a graduate certificate in Holistic Healthcare, and certifications in professional coaching and expressive arts education.
Julie Hliboki, DMin, MA
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By: Shambhala Meditation Center of Atlanta