The rector of All Saints Church in Pasadena, California, a 4,000-member multi-ethnic, urban Episcopal parish, Rev. Ed Bacon has become known nationwide as a guest on Oprah’s Soul Series on XM’s Oprah & Friends Radio, as well as The Oprah Winfrey Show, which led to a regular role as guest host on Oprah’s Soul Series and contributor on Oprah.com.
Rev. Bacon offers this retreat based on his book, 8 Habits of Love: Open Your Heart, Open Your Mind, to show us how we can reconnect to the sacred and tap its riches to become less fearful and more fully alive.
Throughout the week, through talks and experiential exercises, we explore each of Rev. Bacon’s eight habits of love: generosity, stillness, truth, candor, play, forgiveness, compassion, and community.
“Every human being is wired to be loving, accepting, compassionate, forgiving, caring, playful, courageous, and imaginative,” Rev. Bacon writes. “But life often gets in the way. Chronic fear overshadows each of our more loving human traits, making us reactive and close-minded while doing enormous damage to our physical selves.”