WI Zen Center Hosts “Compassion Fest”

September 19, 2004

Source: The Journal Times


On September 19, 2004 The Journal Times reported, "joy, pure and simple, is what Holly Johnson is hoping to bring to the DeKoven Center grounds [Racine, WI] next month in an event called Compassion Fest. There won't be anything sold or bought there. There won't be a fund-raising raffle. Instead, it will be a day of doing for others, appreciating and giving to nature and enjoying one another's company... 'It's not about what you get, but what you give,' said Johnson, the reverend teacher of the Original Root Zen Center at DeKoven, which is hosting the event. 'It's what our whole practice is about. It's been my direct experience that when it's about others, that's when joy appears.'"