“Resilient Heart” Topic for Hospice Speaker Series

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Sharon Salzberg, one of the speakers in the Hospice of Santa Barbara virtual series, will offer tools that help deepen stability of mind and compassionate understanding.

Since 2020, Hospice Santa Barbara has adapted to the new realities that come with COVID-19 by creating its free enlightening speaker series, which not only addresses aspects of the pandemic, but also offers help on how to navigate this new reality.

One of the ways the organization has transitioned to service over the past two years is by providing helpful resources to the community and beyond through this virtual series.

Past speakers include Roshi Joan Halifax, Frank Ostaseski, Katy Butler, Sharon Salzberg, Dr. BJ Miller, Dr. Sunita Puri, Jenée Johnson, Daniel Goleman, Nora McInerny and Pico Iyer.

This year, the virtual series continues with the return of Sharon Salzberg, who will present “A Resilient Heart” from 6-7 p.m. on February 16. The event is free, but registration is required.

Ms. Salzberg will explore the resilience of the human spirit by offering tools that help deepen stability of mind and compassionate understanding. Along with his talk, the event will include a short meditation practice and discussion.

“Throughout the pandemic, our enlightening lecture series has been a very important way for us to bring hope to the community,” said David Selberg, CEO of Hospice of Santa Barbara. “We are extremely grateful to be able to continue the series in 2022 and kick off with the return of Sharon Salzberg, whose presentation inspired us all last year.

“As we all know, people are emotionally, socially and economically reeling from this global crisis. People shared a variety of intense feelings they experience during this time – including: fear, deep sadness, anxiety, grief, uncertainty about the present and what the future holds, vulnerability, hopelessness, anger and hopelessness.

The series continues until 2022 with Amanda Kloots. Other speakers will be announced in the coming months.

The sponsors of this event are the Natalie Orfalea Foundation and Lou Buglioli.

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Sharon Salzberg will discuss “A Resilient Heart” from 6-7 p.m. on February 16 as part of Hospice Santa Barbara’s free Enlightening Lecture Series. The event is free, but registration is required. To register, go to

www.hospiceofsb.org/hsbseries.

Jessica C. Bell