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Jung, Politics and Religious/Spiritual Response

A Conference with Don Bisson, FMS

May 27-28, 2017

Registration for this conference is now closed.
Very limited space for walk-ins, call in advance
650-340-7474 to hold a space.

Make this Memorial Day Weekend meaningful with loving service to our country and the world. Learn together how we can make a difference with a contemplative stance fostering peace, justice and new consciousness. A conference for spiritual directors and anyone struggling with fear, anxiety, and uncertainty and looking for the loving and conscious path forward. Gather with us to study, pray, form Community, and plan for action. 


Carl Jung, as psychological commentator, provides a language to help us articulate what is happening in our 21st century American society and world.  In this workshop, through Jungian lenses we will attempt to name the collective forces at work and suggest from our spiritual traditions and religious structures a way to rediscover conscience and the search for truth.


Overnight Option
Sat 9:30 am - Sun 11:30 am
$150 registration

Includes Saturday and Sunday sessions, veggie or meat sandwich lunch Saturday, dinner on Saturday evening, overnight accomodation, breakfast on Sunday, and more time to gather and process materials with Don. Please choose the veggie or meat sandwich option when registering.



Commuter Option
Saturday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
$75 (bring bag lunch from home)
$85 (add veggie or meat sandwich)
nonrefundable registration

Presentations and discussion. A prepared bag lunch, choice of veggie or meat sandwich, may be included for an additional $10. Select the preferred option when you make your online registration payment.



Add Sunday for Commuter
Sun 9:00 am - 11:30 am
$45 nonrefundable fee

For Saturday commuters, add the Sunday morning presentations and discussion with this option.



Don Bisson, FMS is a spiritual director, trainer, and supervisor of directors, who is widely respected as a commentator and workshop leader on the inter-relationship of spirituality and psychology. A Marist brother based in New York, he has graduate degrees in liturgy, spirituality, and transpersonal psychology, and a D.Min. from the Pacific School of Religion in the area of Spiritual Direction and Jungian Psychology.



Visit Don Bisson's website for more information.

Visit Mercy Center Bookstore for Don's workshop CDs.






Saturday May 27

9:30 am - 3:30 pm - Conference for all attending, including walk-ins

5:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Evening activities for those staying overnight


Sunday May 28

9:00 am -11:00 am - Conference and panel

11:00 am - Closing and departure


All are welcome to stay for 11:15 am liturgy in Mercy Chapel


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Registration for this conference is now closed.



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Photo credit: Vinoth Chandar, Creative Commons license


Updated 5/26/2017 with walk-ins notification