Healthy Non Attachment
A Day-long Workshop with George Haas
Saturday, June 25
10am – 4pm
ONLINE REGISTRATION IS CLOSED – THERE IS STILL ROOM AVAILABLE SO YOU CAN REGISTER IN PERSON
job is a travel agent, taking you effortlessly between heaven and hell.” Joshu
Somewhere along this Buddhist path, you may have heard that
“attachment” is cause of suffering, and that “non-attachment” is the way out of
suffering. If you interpreted that to
mean, the best way to live your life is never to attach to anything ever again,
no matter what: people, places, things, and that the failure to remain
attachment-free is what is making life so miserable, then that would be Wrong
This workshop will focus on how to use the wisdom aspects of
The Eightfold Path: Right View and Right Intention, and the ways we get them
wrong. Not why we cling, but on how we
actually do it, the mechanics of clinging, and how that leads to
suffering. We will use John Bowlby’s
Attachment Theory as the reference point for healthy attachment in the everyday
world sense, so what we do here will have practical application in our day-to-day
The meditation techniques offered in this workshop will be
specific, simple and easy-to-do, so whether you already have an established
practice or are just beginning you can benefit. This class is a taste of what George will be teaching in his 8-Week Series, The Meaningful Life which begins July 7. CLICK HERE for info on the Series.
Daylong cost $50 plus dana for the teacher.
Some scholarships and work study are available. No one is turned away for lack of funds. Call or write for more info.
Please pack a brown bag.
SPECIAL OFFER – IF YOU REGISTER FOR THE MEANINGFUL LIFE AND PAY IN FULL, YOU CAN ATTEND THIS DAYLONG FOR DANA ONLY..
George Haas began down his
path with a period of light-weight spiritual seeking (and heavy-duty drug and
alcohol use). In 1978, he began a serious exploration of the 11th step of the
12-Step tradition, working primarily with concentration to reduce the anxiety
of living sober. In an effort to make sense out of, and live with, the mounting
AIDS deaths of the 1980s, Mr. Haas began walking the Red Road and reading
Buddhist texts. Moving to Los Angeles from Manhattan in 1992, Mr. Haas began
sitting Vipassana at Ordinary Dharma, and reading extensively. In 1998, he began
study with his current teacher, Shinzen Young, and Vipassana Support
International. Mr. Haas is a Senior
Facilitator at VSI and teaches in an irreverent style. He has been teaching meditation in Los
Angeles since 2000.
This daylong will be held at 4300 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90029