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This five-daylong series may be attended in full or in part. You can join the series at any point; each day is a standalone program. You must register for each class separately. These five programs combine to create a deeper understanding of the Buddha’s key teachings and emphasizes learning how to apply mindfulness and wisdom practices in our lives. In each daylong, there will be guided meditations, lectures, discussion, and inquiry. This series will start January 12, 2018, and end February 9, 2018, if you choose to attend all five daylong programs.

Program Titles:

  • 1 – Four Foundations of Mindfulness – January 12
  • 2 – Four Noble Truths – January 19
  • 3 – The Boundless Heart – January 26
    The Buddha taught how to develop four beautiful innate qualities of the heart – love, compassion, joy, and equanimity. In this daylong, we will explore how to cultivate each of these boundless qualities through meditation and exercises. We will look deeply at each of these heart capacities, what supports and hinders their development, and how to bring these sublime states into our relationship with ourselves, others, and the world.
  • 4 – Eightfold Path-Part A – February 2
  • 5 – Eightfold Path-Part B – February 9

Follow the links to register for each class separately.

This program will offer insights and practices for care providers to cultivate their mindfulness practice in ways that improve patient care. By developing these heart practices, care providers will be able to cope more effectively with stress, and reduce emotional exhaustion and risk of professional burnout. Through the practices of compassion, love, joy and equanimity, care providers will strengthen their empathic responses as well as the ability to titrate their emotional response to their own suffering and that of their patients and colleagues, in turn improving patient care and overall communication.

Teachings are appropriate for health care professionals as well as the general public. Continuing Education (CE) credit available. See below for attendance requirements and more information.

If you cannot attend the event in person and you do not want CE credit, visit this link to register for the Livestream.

Learning Objectives for participating health care professionals-
Based on the content of this program, you will be able to:

  • List four practices that can be cultivated to cope more effectively with emotional distress;
  • Describe a mindfulness practice that may be used to develop emotional self-regulation and reduce compassion fatigue;
  • Identify the barriers to experiencing joy, and describe to clients practices to cultivate sympathetic joy;
  • Utilize the principles of equanimity to meet stress, pain and burnout with kindness and wisdom.

Young Adults (18-26) and Seniors (65+ with limited income) are invited to attend this day for $45.