Spiritual Civilization Meeting - Thursday, May 12, 2022 - Stone Barns Center - Tarrytown, NY

This meeting convened Global Philanthropists Circle members interested in diving deeper into exploring Spiritual Civilization – what can be done to increase consciousness of the ideals that drive members of society to help each other and work towards the greater good.

The ideals of love, compassion, purpose, altruism, ethics, and creativity were examined on a personal, philanthropic and societal level through the exchange of stories and reflective practices. 



9:30AM Arrivals and Networking
10:00AM        Welcome and Introductions Melissa Durda, Senior Director, Philanthropy, Synergos
10:20AM Our Quest for an Inspired Life
Lisa Miller, PhD, Author, The Awakened Brain and The Spiritual Child
11:10AM The Impact of Spreading Joy
Jolene Smith, Impact Producer, Mission: Joy - Finding Happiness in Troubled Times in conversation with Rodney McKenzie, Jr., Vice President, Ally Development, The Fetzer Institute
12:00PM Lunch
1:00PM Reflective Walk in Nature
2:00PM Group Practice
Ajay Dahiya, Managing Director, Synergos
2:10PM Group Sharing and Commitments
3:00PM Meeting Closes


Lisa Miller, PhD
The Awakened Brain


Jolene Smith
Impact Producer
Mission: Joy - Finding Happiness in Troubled Times

Rodney McKenzie, Jr.
Vice President, Ally Development
The Fetzer Institute

Ajay Dahiya
Managing Director, Philanthropy

Montana Retreat Reunion - Thursday-Friday, May 12-13,, 2022 - Tarrytown, NY

Past participants in Synergos Montana Retreats came together to refocus, reconnect, and recommit to their retreat experiences. The program included guided time together, as well as in small groups, in nature, and participant networking (by year of retreat attendance). 

The reunion was held in Tarrytown, New York, about 45 minutes north of New York City.  

Two people walking in nature