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      In Conversation Peter Coyote & Dick Grace “Compassionate Action” in Yountville

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      October 19, 2018

      Friday   6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

      55 President's Circle
      Yountville, California 94599

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      In Conversation Peter Coyote & Dick Grace “Compassionate Action”

      Please note this event has been rescheduled from 9/21/18.
      Napa Valley Museum Yountville will continue its popular “In Conversation” series of speaking events with “Compassionate Action,” a discussion of how to turn our individual compassion into positive action for the benefit of others, our world and ourselves. Actor and activist Peter Coyote will join his friend: vintner and humanitarian Dick Grace, for a frank and lively exchange of ideas about channeling frustration into renewed energy, turning anger into empathy, and how to avoid feeling overwhelmed by the scope of the challenges facing us by making small steps individually, or as part of a larger movement, to build the foundation for lasting change.

      Coyote and Grace are longtime collaborators in compassion who have travelled and participated in philanthropic projects together in China, Mongolia, Tibet and Nepal. Coyote, an ordained Zen Priest, comes at compassion from a more structured approach based on extensive study and rigorous practice. Grace, by contrast, although also a Buddhist, relies more on instinct and emotion. Says Coyote: "I think Dick's practice is a total immersion in compassion." The two share a profound commitment to kindness, to being present, and to carrying their spiritual commitments forward into concrete positive action. Says Grace: “a lot of Buddhists spend their time sitting on cushions staring at flames, but what you do with your life is much more important. Too many of us keep our spirituality as an abstract thing rather than living it.” Through this “Compassionate Action” event, these two extraordinary men will share their experiences and insights on lives lived with a commitment to compassion, and answer questions from those seeking to do the same.

      The event includes a tasting by Handwritten Wines of Yountville. Handwritten's winemaking philosophy shows a commitment to the unique terroir of the Napa Valley by crafting hillside and mountain District Cabernet Sauvignons sourced from two-acre blocks. The family owners give back to the community by supporting literacy programs and hosting cultural events focused on storytelling

      Cost: Payment required - 20.00 to 35.00

      Categories: Food & Wine | Fundraising & Charity

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