2018 Upcoming Hearth Events


April 26-28. Finding Our Way: A Community Exploration of Compassion featuring Anne Lamott. Ashland, Oregon. Three days of public workshops, facilitated discussions, and story gatherings focused on practicing compassion-based skills within our personal and public life in Southern Oregon. The featured attraction of the conference will be a Friday evening talk and Saturday morning conversationp with celebrated author Anne Lamott.

The Hearth presents “The Kindness of Strangers.” Six local residents will share a true tale of transformation inspired by kindness. Tellers include Bill Rauch, Marjorie Trueblood-Gamble, and others. Hosted by Mark Yaconelli. 7:00-9pm at Temple Emek Shalom in Ashland, OR. $5 donation to benefit the Ashland Food Bank.

9:00-10:30am “Finding Our Way Amidst Racial Differences.” A community conversation on race in Southern Oregon facilitated by Adam Davis of the Oregon Humanities and Marjorie Trueblood-Gamble from Southern Oregon University. Held at the Rogue Valley Unitarian Universalist Church in Ashland, OR. FREE
11:00am-12:30pm “Finding Our Way Among the Housed and Unhoused.” A community conversation on homelessness, transciency, the housed and unhoused in Southern Oregon. Facilitated by the Oregon Humanities. Held at Rogue Valley Unitarian Universalist Church in Ashland, OR. FREE
2:00-5:00pm. Various workshops around the city of Ashland on the practice of compassion. Locations and workshops TBA. FREE
7:30-9:00pm. “Rediscovering Mercy” an Evening with Anne Lamott. Anne Lamott will give a talk based on her latest book Hallelujah Anyways followed with Q & A and book signing. Held at the SOU Music Recital Hall in Ashland, OR. $25 general admission. $35 reserved seating. Tickets available at and Bloomsbury Books in Ashland beginning February 1.

9:00am to 4:00pm. “Practicing Compassion: A Practical Retreat.” Led by Mark Yaconelli including a morning conversation with Anne Lamott on the inner work of compassion. $45. Held at Rogue Valley Unitarian Universalist Church in Ashland, OR. Tickets available through and at Bloomsbury Books in Ashland beginning February 1.

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  • April 21, 2017 at 5:23 am

    Tonight’s Survival stories were the best group of speakers, telling the most interesting and moving stories I have ever heard at a Hearth event. The music was also exceptional tonight. Well done everybody!

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