As we continue to navigate a world impacted by Covid, political strife, climate change, and global conflict, stirring fear and anxiety in all forms, the healing arts of the Buddha-Dharma and Western psychology offer healing perspectives and practices. In this program, we’ll explore a Buddhist and psychodynamic understanding of anxiety, its causes, and personal symptoms. Together we’ll examine a contemplative response to this powerful form of suffering as a way to find meaning and offer support to those who experience anxiety and its many ripple effects. With a focus on interpersonal dynamics and collective triggers, we will learn about key relational and developmental experiences that generate feelings and behaviors associated with anxiety. We will also explore how these early dynamics can inform and intensify anxiety during these stressful times. This program will be helpful to meditators of all experience levels and clinicians interested in the clinical applications of Buddhist meditation.
Noble silence will be observed following each evening session through breakfast the following morning.
Suitable for beginning and experienced practitioners.
Applications for 10 continuing education units for psychologists and social workers will be submitted for this program. Accrediting agencies are the National Association for Social Workers (NASW) and the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy (IMP). You can find more information about social work licensure board endorsements here. Please confirm with your licensing board whether the CEUs offered are applicable for your licensure before registration. For more information about CEUs through BCBS, please click here.
This policy applies to all residential programs, including Paths. If you need to cancel your registration, please contact us as soon as possible. Please note cancellation fees are at most $50 for those receiving financial assistance. As of 2023, 100% of your deposit is forfeited if you cancel less than two weeks before the program start date and there is a $50 cancellation fee if you cancel two weeks or more in advance. Beginning in 2024, prior to six weeks before the program start date, cancellation fees are $50 for all programs more than two nights and $25 for programs two nights or less. 50% of your deposit is forfeited if you cancel between two and six weeks of the program start date. 100% of your deposit is forfeited if you cancel less than two weeks before the program start date.
Covid-19 Safety Protocol:
As we work to become a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive community, we invite feedback/suggestions you may have regarding ways that we can make participation in the program more accessible and welcoming. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.