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Kindness and the Transformation of Trauma and Suffering
October 21, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm PDT
A Half Daylong Retreat with Dr. Stephen Dansiger.
The ancient teachings of the Buddha and those who have followed over the millennia have outlined many aspects of the enlightenment experience, including the Brahmaviharas: Lovingkindness, Compassion, Appreciative Joy and Equanimity. These are often described as the result of dedicated practice, but can also be cultivated directly through practices specific to these four qualities. Modern trauma theory and practice also outlines the critical need for the cultivation of positive states and resources as the key to success in bringing traumatic stress to an adaptive resolution. Through talks, discussion, sitting and walking, this Half Day retreat will guide participants to develop these four heart practices not as a spiritual bypass, but rather as a path to the transformation of trauma, toward the cessation of suffering.
Open to all.
$100 Plus Monthly Supporters attend for no cost. TO RSVP AS A MONTHLY SUPPORTER, CLICK HERE.
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Cost: $25-60 sliding scale, plus dana (donation) to support the teacher. Scholarships are available. No one turned away for lack of funds.
Pre registration has closed. Please register at the door!