Florida Atlantic University’s Peace Studies Program in the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters hosts James Finley with the lecture, “Compassion as a Path to Spiritual Awakening and Inner Peace”. The lecture will take place on Thursday, October 18, 7:30 p.m., in the University Theatre on FAU’s Boca Raton campus, 777 Glades Road. Tickets are $15; $10 for FAU alumni, faculty and staff; and students are free with ID. To purchase tickets, call 1-800-564-9539 or visit fauevents.com.


Finley became a monk at the age of 18 at the cloistered Trappist monastery of the Abbey of Gethsemani where the world-renowned monk and author, Thomas Merton, was his spiritual director. Merton studied Eastern meditation techniques and is credited with reviving an interest in Christian meditation. After six years, Finley left the monastery and went on to earn degrees from the University of Akron, Saint John College and the Fuller Theological Seminary. Finley now leads retreats and workshops throughout the United States and Canada. During his lecture, he will emphasize the use of mystical compassion in our own lives and in our interactions with others.

For more information about the lecture and workshops in FAU’s Peace Studies Program, call 561-297-2337. See ad page 5.