HEART WORK: Mindfulness and Compassion Practitioner Training MODULE I – Temporarily Relocated to the Unitarian Society of Santa Barbara

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Saturday 1/20/2018 - Sunday 2/11/2018
9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Program Leader
Radhule Weininger, Ph.D and Michael Kearney, MD


La Casa de María co-sponsors this program in partnership with Mindful Heart Programs. Please check for schedule & location updates at: http://www.mindfulheartprograms.org/meditation.html

While deepening your own practice, learn how mindfulness, compassion and nature connection practices can be most effectively shared with others. If you are a therapist, health-care professional, teacher, spiritual director, social or environmental activist, working with minority or marginalized communities, or you are a caretaker of others in any way, you will find this 3 Module training program highly valuable. You will receive a solid foundation in mindfulness, compassion and nature connection practices, learning about the relationship between mindfulness and emotional regulation, how to connect deeply with others, and how to bring what you learned back into your everyday life.  A Practitioners Certificate of Completion will be awarded upon completion of all three Modules.

Module I: Laying the Foundations of Practice
In this module, you will learn about The Four Noble Truths of Buddhism as a framework of philosophy and practice.  You will learn how mindfulness, compassion, and nature connection practices form a synergistic triad that quietens the mind and opens the heart. You will be become competent in these practices and learn how to integrate them into your life.

Dates: January 20 – Saturday, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm, lunch included.

January 21 & 28, and February 4 & 11 – Sundays, 2:30 – 6:00 pm

Module II: Cultivating Emotional Balance
One of the Dalai Lama’s central teachings is that negative or destructive emotions are a cause of personal suffering that lead to harmful behaviors towards others and our world.  In this module, you will learn a variety of practices that allow you to transform such emotions with wisdom and compassion, and to bring the fruits of these practices into your relationships.

Dates: March 10 – Saturday, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm, lunch included.

March 11 & 25, and April 8 & 15 – Sundays, 2:30 – 6:00 pm

Module III: Engaged Compassion
Our lives become especially meaningful when we put our good intentions and newly found inner balance into action.  This may be in our own lives, or as part of our occupation or activism on behalf of the greater good.  In this module, you will learn practices that empower and enable you to engage with others and our world, and self-care strategies that will nourish and sustain you as you bring what have learned back into your work.

Dates: May 12 – Saturday, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm, lunch included.

May 13 & 20, and June 3 & 10 – Sundays, 2:30 – 6:00 pm

The cost of each Module is $300. Payment will be required prior to each module.  A single non-refundable $150 deposit  is required when registering for the first module. ($50 will be applied to each Module).

18 CEU’s are provided for each Module for psychologists, registered nurses, MFT’s and LCSW’s.  The cost is $35 for CEU’s for each Module.

Mindfulness and Compassion Facilitator Training Program: This additional program provides training, support, internship, and supervision, to those who want to teach these practices to the communities with whom you work. Successful completion of this program provides a Mindfulness Facilitator Certificate. Please contact Connie at c[email protected] for further information and an application for the Facilitator Training.

Radhule Weininger, Ph.D., clinical psychologist, and teacher of Buddhist meditation and Buddhist psychology is the founder and guiding teacher of the One Dharma Sangha, as well as the resident teacher of mindfulness practice at La Casa de Maria in Santa Barbara, California. She mentored in her teaching by Jack Kornfield who also wrote the foreword to her book “Heartwork: The Path of Self-compassion” by Shambala Publications.

Michael Kearney, MD, a Palliative Care Physician with over 30 years experience and works with Palliative Care Consultants of Santa Barbara. He has been interested in combining medical treatment with approaches that enhance the innate healing of body and mind, such as Buddhist meditation and Native Spirituality. Michael Kearney’s forthcoming book “The Nest in the Stream: Lessons from Nature on Being with Pain” will be published by Paralax Press in spring 2018.

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