A Presentation by Barbara Bonner
October 22, 11:00AM, Neighbors Hall
On October 22nd, Vermont Insight is very pleased to welcome Barbara Bonner, author of Inspiring Courage to speak during the second half of our regular Sunday sitting session. Come to hear stories of courage in the midst of adversity and challenges that were sometimes small and sometimes enormous. Barbara will share with us the many faces of courage and the texture and complexity of this noble human capacity. Claire Stanley will offer a few remarks on the place of courage in Buddhist thought and practice. There will be time for Questions and Answers.
After starting her professional life as an art historian, Barbara Bonner has devoted her career to nonprofit management, fundraising and philanthropy. In New York she held leadership positions in three of the city’s distinguished museums. She then served as Vice President of Bennington College and of the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health. Since 2009 she has had her own consulting company that helps nonprofit organizations transform their board leadership and philanthropic support. In addition, Barbara has served on ten nonprofit boards, most recently as Board Chair of The Barre Center for Buddhist Studies. Several years ago she started a major fund for helping women with cancer in her region. After 30 years in New York City, Barbara now lives in a converted barn in the Berkshire hills of Western Massachusetts.
She is the author of Inspiring Generosity (2014) and Inspiring Courage (2017). Barbara has spoken widely on the subjects of generosity and leadership and is a frequent contributor to The Huffington Post.
Click here to visit Barbara’s website.