Fran Grace

The Power of Love

What is the power of love?  What is the significance of Love in the evolution of consciousness? Love, essential to our survival, can be transcendently blissful or the source of crushing agony.   It can fundamentally transfigure our lives at the physical, psychological, and spiritual levels.   By what mechanisms does it motivate, awaken, transform, and destroy or heal us?

Join Dr. Fran Grace in an exploration based on her forthcoming book, The Power of Love.  Through vivid presentations incorporating humor, visuals, and music, she will share touchstones of her research into something so personal yet universal.   Discover how Dr. Grace, through application of her findings to her own life, came to create a pioneering program at the University of Redlands that educates, through the inner sciences, the mind-heart of her students.  "We won't have a better world until we have changed the only world that is ever truly in our command:  our own inner world."

Fran Grace, Ph.D., is an author, lecturer, spiritual director, and Professor of Religious Studies and Director of the Meditation Room at the University of Redlands, where she has pioneered a contemplative approach to university education, described in the new book, Meditation and the Classroom.  Dr. Grace is also the founding president of Inner Pathway, the outreach arm of
The Institute for Contemplative Life. The Institute is a non-profit organization created in 2008 to educate and inspire the core ideals of joy, unconditional love, peace, beauty, and truth.  She has received numerous awards and recognition for her teaching and research into spiritual life, including appearances on CSPAN and NPR.


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