Public Events

Big Themes for 2022

  1. Resilience – Bouncing Back and Moving Forward

2. Creating a Culture of Cooperation

3. Staying Centered in a Time of Deconstruction and Creation

Resilience. Finding your true Nature. The Arts as a Path to Wholeness.

Cheryl is an inspiring speaker who offers fresh perspectives, insights and a wealth of professional, artistic and personal experience to share.  For many years, she has spoken and run programs for lawyers, women, service professionals, and sustainability and health care communities. As someone who has personally explored nature and the arts, many of Cheryl’s recent offerings have integrated these themes with those relating to law, service and healing.

Cheryl is developing a curriculum for using the contemplative arts as a path of personal development. And, she continues to write and speak about how lawyers, women, and all people can learn more about their own personal resilience through better understanding nature.

Upcoming Events:

“Peace and non-violence: Thich Nhat Hahn and Buddhist perspectives”

March 31, 2022 4:00 to 5:30 pm. Zoom for the Asheville Women’s Center

The recent passing of Thich Nhat Hahn, has many reflecting on the richness of his many teachings, among them, those on peace and non-violence. Cheryl Conner, a consultant, composer, sound healer and lawyer, has been a Buddhist for 30 years, and has both taught and practiced these Buddhist approaches. She will reflect on the teachings on non-violence and peace of Thich Nhat Hahn, and her Tibetan teacher Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche. A couple of their essays will be shared in advance to those who RSVP and after a brief presentation, we will discuss these pieces as a group. Contact Cheryl to RSVP

“Monday Meditation Series”

April 4, 2022 – September 19, 2022 7-8:30PM. Private group hosted by Cheryl via Zoom

Resting in our natural minds we regenerate our souls and move more comfortably through these tumultuous times. Join this twice-monthly meditation series to learn more about natural meditation and to receive structure and support for your own spiritual journey. Meditation is via Zoom from 7 to 8:30PM on the first and third Mondays of the month. Learn More or contact Cheryl to RSVP.

The Declaration of Independence: Remembering the American Spirit in Music

April 12, 2022 12:00 to 1:30 pm. Zoom for the Daughters of the American Revolution monthly meeting

Ms. Conner will share a recording of her choral composition based on the Declaration, as sung by members of the Tanglewood Festival Chorus. Offered in three sections, participants will be inspired by the music to reflect on the text and its living meaning. 

American Bar Association, National Conference

May 2, 2022 12:00-1:30 p.m. Annual Lawyer Well-Being Week Conference

Practical Mindfulness Seminar

This program is designed to demystify mindfulness practice, illustrate how it can be incorporated into one’s everyday legal work, and provide a direct mindfulness experience to better understand the potential benefits one can gain. Panelists will share their personal stories and testimonials about the value of mindfulness for their lawyer selves. 

“Music and Meditation Gathering Offered by Cheryl Conner & her Musical Friends”

May 7, 2022 – September 10, 2022 3-5PM. First Saturdays of the Month at Crystal Visions in Asheville. Second Saturdays of the Month at The Hearth Sanctuary.

Join Cheryl Conner and her musical friends as they gather to share the grounding and inspiring power of music and meditation. Piano, guitar, violin, recorder, harp, drums, and any instruments may be present in the gathering. Gathering leaders will offer acoustic music on the theme for that month. Each musical offering will be followed by silence and then optional group sharing. Learn More or contact Cheryl to RSVP.

“Law and Holism: Putting Wisdom, Exploration and Creative Ideas Into Action”

May 20, 2022 1:30PM – May 22, 2022 4:30PM MDT. Santa Fe, New Mexico. The International Alliance of Holistic Lawyers Conference

Join a retreat with legal practitioners who believe in breaking down the us vs them paradigm and embracing a new vision for legal wellness. Co-facilitated by J. Kim Wright, Eric Sirotkin, John McShane, Cheryl Conner and others.

Past Events:

“Resilience,”  keynote for the Massachusetts, Newburyport,  and New Hampshire Bar Association’s program for small law firms, Newburyport, MA, June 2018.

“Finding Balance as Woman Lawyers,” workshop for the Northeastern University School of Law,  for the 10th Annual Women in the Law Conference, Boston, MA, June 2018

“#MeToo : Using Music and Poetry as Catalysts for dialogue among women,” two workshops for women, Kellogg- Hubbard Library, Montpelier, Vermont February and March 2019.

Ms. Conner has given guest lectures and given speeches at Columbia, Harvard, Northeastern, Suffolk, Boston University, Mount Holyoke, Marlboro College, at conferences for bar associations, continuing legal education programs, churches, temples, other spiritual groups and community centers and for foundations. She has been featured in national newspapers (the Boston Globe, Washington Post) on the radio (Public Radio International, community radio (wgdr) and written about in anthologies.

For more information, contact Cheryl Conner here.

Copyright Cheryl Conner 2022

%d bloggers like this: