Mindfulness Practice Retreat

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Sunday 11/27/2016
2:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Program Leader
Radhule Weininger


Please note: The date for this program has changed from November 20th to November 27th.

On November, the 27th, Michael Kearney and Radhule Weininger will co-lead the after-Thanksgiving-Sunday-afternoon retreat from 2.30-6pm at La Casa de Maria’s Big Chapel.

Our Dharma talks will be distilling for you the highlights of the Dalai Lama’s 4-day-teaching in October 16 in Dharamsala. The main points of the talks were,” How can we respond to the suffering in the world,” and “Difficult emotions as the big cause of this suffering; how can we understand and work with them,” “ The importance of understanding and experiencing interdependence/ or emptiness of separate self,” and the role of compassion in helping us to face and work through the obstacles we are encountering.” Finally we will share with you the Dalai Lama’s teachings on bodhichitta, “Cultivating the Heart that Cares for All” and its relevance in these uncertain times. Together we will experience mindfulness, compassion and deep connection meditations.

Radhule Weininger, PhD, 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 Retreat Center in Santa Barbara, California.  She mentored in her teaching by Jack Kornfield. Her forthcoming book Heartwork: Practicing of Self-compassion, with a forward by Jack Kornfield, will be published in early summer 2017 by Shambala Publications.

Michael Kearney, MD, with over 30 years experience of working in palliative and hospice care, has been interested in combining medical treatment with approaches that enhance the innate healing of body and mind. He has published two books (Mortally Wounded: Stories of Soul Pain, Death, and Healing, and A Place of Healing:  Working with Nature and Soul at the End of Life). He has just finished a book, The Nest in The Stream: How to be with our Pain, which offers a new spiritual model of self-care and resilience grounded in Indigenous spirituality, nature connection, and Buddhist philosophy and practice. He lives in Santa Barbara, California.

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