Monday, January 1, 2018

Gloria Karpinski


Gloria will offer a three-day afternoon workshop at SESC 2018 (Seasons and Cycles: Changing the Aging Paradigm) and will also speak at our Friday Evening Program about Synthesis: The Next Step.  Her books and meditation CDs will be available for purchase in the SESC Art Center.


Gloria is a holistic counselor, spiritual director, teacher, and author. Her seminars as well as her individual in-depth life attunements emphasize the relevancy of universal spiritual principles to everyday life and the interdynamics of mind, body, emotions, and spirit.

Gloria has presented workshops, intensives, and keynote lectures in seven foreign countries (Italy, Germany, England, Switzerland, Scotland, Iceland, Bali, Greece) and in 16 states in North America as well as in over 50 cities. She has conducted seminars and given lectures for such diverse groups as psychotherapists, actors and doctors, in venues ranging from large conferences to colleges, churches, hospitals and specialized groups.

She is the author of two books: Where Two Worlds Touch: Spiritual Rites of Passage and Barefoot on Holy Ground: Twelve Lessons in Spiritual Craftsmanship, both published by Ballantine Books.  Both books have been used as texts for interfaith seminaries and study groups, including the Center for Sacred Studies in California, where she is on the online teaching staff.

Gloria received a grant from the Laurence D. Rockefeller Fund for the Advancement of the Human Spirit. Women and Wisdom Foundation, Inc. honored Gloria at their “Service to Spirit” Award Banquet. She was presented the keys to her native city of Greensboro, North Carolina, for her outstanding achievements and contributions. Gloria received a grant from The Blessing Project Foundation in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, to produce her book Where Two Worlds Touch in a CD Package.  She is on the National Advisory Board of the Sophia Institute in Charleston, SC.

A graduate of the University of North Carolina, she was a journalist and design editor prior to being ordained into interfaith ministry by the International Church of Ageless Wisdom.

Gloria maintains a counseling practice in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Her website, Gloria Karpinski's Center Circle, includes a
 calendar of her workshops, lectures, Intensives and other specialized programs.


SESC is happy that our long-time friend Gloria will be joining us at the 2018 conference!

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