SDI Learns From ... John Pollard and Dan Prechtel
John Pollard and Dan Prechtel reflect on the healing movement of compassion.
John Pollard, spiritual director and psychotherapist, teaches at the Transformational Arts College of Spiritual and Holistic Training in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Pollard has been meditating since the 1970s, most recently in the vipassana tradition (insight meditation) with Spring Rain Sangha. Having studied with a number of Theravadan Buddhist teachers, he feels most called to metta (lovingkindness) practice. John holds an MA in sociology from York University where he also works as a social researcher.
Daniel Prechtel lives in San Pablo, California, USA, and operates Lamb & Lion Spiritual Guidance Ministries. Prechtel is the author of the book Where Two or Three are Gathered: Spiritual Direction for Small Groups and presented the workshop Joining the Dance of Divine Compassion: Group Spiritual Companionship Dynamics at the 2013 Spiritual Directors International Cultivating Compassion on the River conference.