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Sunday, May 02, 2021, 04:00pm - 05:30pm
Need Renewal? 
Have you longed for a new form of sacred, interfaith community that is focused on contemplative practice? The Charter for Compassion is launching a new community called Sacred Space where we can all gather for renewal weekly for the purpose of feeling peace within and allowing our human unity to fuel compassionate action. The large gathering of community will have its second gathering  Sunday May 2nd at 4pm PT/7 pm ET/ 11pm GMT which you can register for at this link:
Join us to be led in an interspiritual meditation by Sarah McLean and global sacred music by Cliff Berrien (bios below).

Sponsored by RISE (Religion/Interfaith, and Spirituality for our Earth, a sector of the Charter for Compassion). To learn more about Sacred Space, go to
thumbnail Cliff Berrien 1Cliff Berrien has over 40 years of experience as a drummer & percussionist, DJ and music educator. He has used his degree in psychology, in which he focused on studying cultural expressions of collective joy, in transformative ways to develop creativity, cultural dexterity and contemplative practice. Cliff combines his interest in the diversity of the world's music and contemplative practices with a passion for building compassionate community as a former member of the Center for Action and Contemplation Program Design team.
thumbnail Sarah McLean 1Sarah McLean is a contemporary meditation and mindfulness teacher who has been inspiring people to meditate for over 25 years. In 2011, Sarah founded the Meditation Teacher Academy at the McLean Meditation Institute in order to train her students and others how to become effective meditation and mindfulness teachers. Sarah is also the director of MMI Mindful: a training company that brings mindfulness training into organizations to create more resilience, emotional intelligence, and productivity. She studied mind/body health with Dr. Deepak Chopra in Lancaster, Massachusetts at the Ayurveda Health Center, a Transcendental Meditation community, and after Deepak moved to California, Sarah became the Program Director for the Chopra Center for Wellbeing. She then lived in a traditional ashram in South India for six months and was a two-year resident at a remote Zen Buddhist monastery. Her best-seller, Soul-Centered: Transform Your Life in 8 Weeks with Meditation (Hay House), has inspired study groups worldwide. Her latest release, The Power of Attention: Awaken to Love and its Unlimited Potential with Meditation  (HayHouse) has received rave reviews. Sarah has been a popular facilitator at retreats for the Chopra Center, Esalen Institute, 1440 Multiversity, The Art of Living Retreat Center, and many other world-class destinations. She has been interviewed on national television, featured in a variety of award-winning movies, and her work has been touted in the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Washington Post, and Los Angeles Times.  She teaches, writes, and lives in Santa Barbara, California.  Visit her YouTube channel here. Learn more or contact her at
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