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Introducing the book Schuring: One Soldier’s Path to Peace

May 19, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

POSTPONED! The introduction to the book “Schuring” will be rescheduled later in 2022.
If  are interested in learning more about Cody Owen and his contribition to the healing of PTSD and supporting Jean Owen in sharing the information about the book and Cody’s legacy contact her at jeanbennettowen@gmail.com

Schuring: One Soldier’s Path to Peace
co-authored by Donald “Cody” Owen (1942 – 2009) and Jean “Bennett” Owen
Thursday, May 19th, 2022
6:30 to 8 pm
Third Street Center, Calaway Room
520 S. Third Street, Carbondale

You are invited to an introduction of Schuring: One Soldier’s Path to Peace with co-author Jean Bennett Owen.

The book, Shuring, is a compilation of the writings of Jean’s late husband Donald “Cody” Owen, a Vietnam veteran who shortly after deploying to Vietnam experienced the devastation of war in the la Drang Valley battle.
Cody returned from the war suffering from severe PTSD that was not acknowledged by the veterans medical system.
After many years of suffering Cody went on to a productive life due in large part to employing the meditations he has shared in his book. Cody died in 2009 having lived with PTSD and from cancer due to exposure to Agent Orange.

After Cody’s death Jean worked on the manuscript that Cody had prepared. She diligently went through Cody’s copious notes and diaries and miraculously manifested the book Schuring: One Soldier’s Path to Peace that was published 2018. It was Cody’s intention that this simple book of profound meditations would be solace, salve and salvation for others suffering from PTSD.

Schuring was a mantra given to me in prayer which restored my ability to reconnect with God and find purpose for my life. For many years after my Vietnam war experience I struggled to find peace. I have met other combat vets who also suffer from PTSD and the trauma of their wartime experience. I am sharing my meditations in hopes that they will be used by other vets and their families who still suffer from the effects of combat.
Whether currently serving in wartime, active duty or at home I pray these meditations will facilitate bringing vets closer to their estranged families, Country and their God (or what ever higher power they believe in). I have always believed in God therefore my meditations address God as my higher power. It was not my intent to impose my personal beliefs upon others but instead to share my experience as a result of using these meditations on my daily life.
The meditations can be used in any order. I chose the smaller size format to enable the book to be carried in a rough sack like a field guide. Since the meditations are short and only take a portion of the page I encourage the person using them to journal in the extra space on each page or to write thoughts or comments. In this way the meditations, while simple, can be profound and lead to healing on many levels. I have kept a daily journal to delve into deeper insights and carried the meditations over to 3″ x 5″ cards I created for each. This books represents only a sampling of the over 250 individual meditations I ultimately had in my “deck” of cards. Start wiring your own using these as an example. The more personal the meditations become the sooner the healing can begin.God bless my fellow veterans and their families. May you find the peace you deserve.” – Donald “Cody” Owen

Jean and Cody Owen

Although the book was completed in print form in 2018 by Balboa Press there has not been a formal launch of the book to honor Cody’s life and work. The Center for Human Flourishing hosts this event for co-author Jean Owen to share with the Roaring Fork community the “rest of the story” of a remarkable man who has left a gift of healing for fellow veterans.

Suggested donation: $10

Books will be available for purchase.


May 19, 2022
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


The Center for Human Flourishing
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Third Street Center

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