Tenderness Retreat: Compassion for Self and All Beings
July 15 @ 8:00 am - July 18 @ 5:00 pm PDT
A heart that can stay open and present in the face of dukkha (suffering or dissatisfaction) is one that is well-trained in compassion. This quality is recognized in those who are fully awakened, and it is a time-honored practice by those on the Buddhist path.
This retreat will begin with instruction designed to ease the nervous system and soften the barriers to a tender, open heart. This will be followed with instructions using the ancient radiating method of brahmavihāra practice, which opens the heart of compassion towards all beings, including oneself. It is a gentle but powerful approach to compassion practice suitable for newer and seasoned practitioners alike. (This practice, however, may not be suitable for those with an easily activated trauma history.)
Training in the way of compassion can bring clarity and connection to life without denying its challenges. It is transformative work leading toward healing and peace.
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