Mon, Jul 15|
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
Tenderness Retreat: Compassion for Self and for All beings
with Gullu Singh and Kate Mundig
Time & Location
Jul 15, 2024, 3:00 PM – Jul 18, 2024, 12:00 PM
Spirit Rock Meditation Center, 5000 Sir Francis Drake Blvd Box 169, Woodacre, CA 94973, USA
About The Event
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.