In the great healing traditions of Mahayana Buddhism and psychotherapy there is a powerful appreciation for the wish to feel well, to recover from all forms of suffering, and to live a full and peaceful life. In this retreat, psychoanalyst and Dharma teacher Dr. Pilar Jennings will explore the roadmap for healing in Shantideva’s classic text: The Bodhisattva’s Way. Together, we will explore these sacred Buddhist teachings and practices and apply them to our own contemporary spiritual and psychological healing.
Through meditation, discussion, and guided exercises we will engage in methods for increasing self-compassion, addressing trauma, and releasing beliefs that limit happiness and the capacity to connect meaningfully with oneself and others.
This retreat is open to all. For beginning and experienced meditators and for clinicians who want to apply the healing arts of Buddhist spirituality in clinical work, this retreat will offer ample opportunity to reflect on our experiences patients or therapists, and to consider skillful ways to live more fully and with greater ease.
Applications for 10 continuing education credits for psychologists and social workers have been submitted for this course. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for an questions regarding CEs.
Noble Silence and Mindful Speech:
Noble silence will be observed following the evening session through breakfast the following morning.
Suitable for both beginning and experienced practitioners.