Collective Joy As a Spiritual Asset

with guest speaker and musician Rick Ingrasci
Collective Joy
is an essential spiritual asset for community building. Based on his life-affirming belief that “If you want to create a healthy community, THROW A BETTER PARTY,” Dr. Ingrasci will discuss the critical role that love, compassion, creative self-expression, and collective joy can play in the evolution of a more just and sustainable world.

Rick Ingrasci, M.D., has a rich background in psychiatry and holistic medicine. For over 30 years he has been convening Summer, Winter, and Fall Gatherings here on Whidbey and Cortes Islands. Each event generates a deep sense of community spirit and belonging through the power of collective joy AND collective pain. Rick is the co-author of the best-selling book Chop Wood, Carry Water: A Guide to Spiritual Fulfillment in Daily Life. With his wife, Peggy Taylor, he is a long-time resident of Langley.

Worship leader: Terra Anderson