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The Center for Religion and Spirituality invites you to this two-part online workshop with author and spiritual director John Prendergast, Ph.D.

In this two-part workshop that includes guided meditations, talks, meditative inquiries, and experiential conversations, we will explore the depths of the human heart. The heart area, located mid-chest, is a center of extraordinary sensitivity, intimacy, wisdom, and innate wholeness. The depths of the heart, which we often neglect or defend, contain our early and sometimes painful psychological conditioning, our natural innocence and joy, essential qualities of being, and access to a universal level that is whole and unconditionally loving. 

In this workshop we will:

  • Learn how to listen and sense into the heart area and be with more tender and vulnerable parts of ourselves that we needed to compartmentalize in order to adapt to our early family environments.
  • Discover essential qualities of being such as love, gratitude, appreciation, empathy and compassion that are natural to the heart.
  • Discover an innate wholeness that is prior to any of our conditioning. 

To Attend
Registration is open online (click Buy Tickets button) Times listed are set to Pacific Time. This is a virtual workshop. Registered participants will receive an email invitation prior to the start of the workshop to connect via live videoconference using Zoom. Read here on how to connect.

In the event the workshop is canceled, participants will be notified by Wednesday, the week of the workshop. Registration fees are refunded only if the workshop is canceled; no refund for partial attendance or no-show. For further information, please email the Center at

About the Speaker
John J. Prendergast, Ph.D. is the author of The Deep Heart (2019) and In Touch (2015) as well as the senior editor of The Sacred Mirror (2003) and Listening from the Heart of Silence (2007). He is a retired adjunct professor of Psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco where he taught and supervised masters level counseling students for 23 years. He is also a recently retired psychotherapist who was in private practice for over 40 years. John studied with the European sage Jean Klein and the American spiritual teacher Adyashanti for many years and now offers online and in-person workshops and retreats. He hosts an active Web site and YouTube channel.

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