Learning Unlimited: How Poetry Supports Happiness and Joy | Osher Marin Jewish Community Center

Learning Unlimited: How Poetry Supports Happiness and Joy

Wed, February 22, 2017 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm


Learning Unlimited
How Poetry Supports Happiness and Joy

Please join us for a visit with the well known and accomplished local poet and speaker, Dale Biron for his; “A Fierce And Enduring Gratitude; How Poetry Supports The Happiness and Joy of Grateful Living In Good Times and Bad.” We’ve all experienced difficulties and losses in our lives. From career and business setbacks to divorces and family breakdowns. From health challenges to losing friends and loved ones. Perhaps our most heroic act in the face of such loss is simply allowing our hearts to break and then transforming that pain into compassion, healing and finally service. Of course, no one would ever wish for these kinds of challenges, and yet we can be genuinely grateful for our capacity to gather the courage and strength needed to carry on with skill and dignity.

Poems are wise and timeless tools that can help us at every stage of our life’s journey, especially those times of difficulty and loss on our path back to gratitude, happiness and yes, even joy. 

Dale Biron is a speaker, poet, leadership coach and adjunct professor at Dominican University’s OLLI Program. He is former poetry editor and board member for A Network For Grateful Living (gratefulness.org). His longtime friend and mentor, Brother David Steindl-Rast has long inspired Dale’s work with gratefulness and the power of grateful living. Dale has shared his poetry-inspired presentations at TEDx, The Herbst Theatre, JCC Marin, The Center for Attitudinal Healing, Community Congregational Church of Tiburon, various political rallies and a host of business conferences. His poetry collection is entitled Why We Do Our Daily Practices

Kurland Lounge

$5.00 Members With Advanced Registration

$7.00 Non-Members With Advanced Registration

$10.00 All Day of Registrations

Please call 415.444.8000 to register.
Registrations are non-refundable.

Learning Unlimited lectures are made possible, in part, by a generous grant from Carol & Duff Kurland and Donors to the Osher Marin JCC’s Annual Fund in support of Adult & Senior Programs 

 To make a gift in support of our lecture series, please click here and designate your gift to "Adult Learning & Living".