Mindfulness Practice Retreat

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Sunday 4/9/2017
2:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Program Leader
Radhule Weininger

A half-day, Sunday afternoon retreat in Mindfulness Meditation with Radhule Weininger, to create a refuge for calming the mind, opening the heart and finding peace with ourselves and others through gently guided meditations, including Metta (Loving-kindness) meditation.  All are welcome, those with a practice and beginners.

The April 9th session will focus on —

Everyday Ways to Inter-Being

We can so easily get caught up is a world of conflict, us versus them-thinking, fear and anger, as well as the judgment and reactivity that goes with that.

What are some simple practices that we can bring into our every day lives so we can remember our identity as what Thich Nhat Hahn calls “inter-beings?” The more we experience our interconnectedness with others and with our world, the less afraid we will be. Being less fearful allows us to open our hearts.  Now we can be  motivated  to care and to be of service in our suffering world.

We will work with mindfulness and compassion meditations, nature connection and the Mindful Pause practice as simple everyday ways of tapping into the experience that we are all family on a very deep and essential level.

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 Retreat Center in Santa Barbara, California.  She mentored in her teaching by Jack Kornfield. Her forthcoming book “Heartwork: The Path of Self-compassion”, with a forward by Jack Kornfield, will be published in the spring of 2017 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 and has written two books, which explore these issues 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.

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