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Mindful Eating

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Event Description

Dates

May 24 – 27, 2019

Level

All Levels

Silence Level

Partial silence


What is it?

This three-day retreat will focus on cultivating mindfulness and compassion and the meditation practices of Mindful Eating. When we eat mindfully, we involve all the senses by engaging our body and our mind. We utilize color, texture, smell, taste, and sound to nurture our experience. We learn to pay attention to what our body really needs and why. To support cultivating our awareness, we will quiet the mind and open the heart through yoga, sitting and walking meditation. Through these practices of deepening our inner awareness of the body and mind, we will experience wisdom and compassion, which is our true nature. We will be working with teachings of the Buddha and contemporary applications, how to stay present and embodied in the moment, aware of and working with mind states that create obstacles to awakening, while cultivating qualities that enhance well-being in everyday life. This will include the exploration of craving and grasping, and cultivation of compassion. We can experience food as pleasure and nourishment while finding our right relationship to amount and quality in each moment. Mindful eating and living can nudge us beyond what we’re craving so that we wake up to why we’re craving it. We can learn to live life with more equanimity and ease, with the skills to make conscious choices.

Teachings are appropriate for health care professionals as well as the general public. Health care professionals will be able to incorporate the tools and practices offered in this program in ways beneficial to clients or patients.

Continuing Education

This workshop is eligible for 16 hours of Continuing Education credits.

American Psychological Association: The Spiritual Competency Resource Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Spiritual Competency Resource Center maintains responsibility for this program and its content. California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE credits for license renewal by LCSWs, MFTs, LPCCs, and LEPs for programs from CE approved sponsors of the American Psychological Association. LCSWs and MFTs from states other than California need to check with their state licensing board for approval. SCRC is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN Provider CEP16887) for licensed nurses in California. For questions about these CE accreditations, visit www.spiritualcompetency.com or contact David Lukoff, Ph.D. at ce@spiritualcompetency.com.

Additional Information

If you are interested in serving as Course Liaison for this retreat, please apply here.

Ordained monastics should contact the office directly to register.


  • 24 May 2019 to 27 May 2019

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Teacher Bio

Andrea Lieberstein and Ven. Jampa Sangmo

 

Andrea Lieberstein

Andrea Lieberstein, MPH, RDN, RYT, is bestselling author of the book, “Well Nourished," a mindfulness and mindful eating expert, speaker, trainer, mindfulness-based dietitian nutritionist, mindfulness meditation teacher for 25 years and a champion for leading a Well Nourished Life. She leads mindful eating and Well Nourished trainings and retreats internationally, coaching and training professionals and the general public. In her private practice, Andrea works with individuals to have more peace, balance and joy in their relationship with food, nutrition, body-image, and stress-related issues and health concerns or whom simply want to bring their lives back into balance and vibrancy through mindful eating and living. She spearheaded mind body programs at Kaiser Permanente Northern California centers for many years and has degrees from Stanford University and the University of California at Berkeley. Andrea has practiced mindfulness meditation and yoga since the mid-1980's, and is inspired daily by a regular yoga and meditation practice and the healing power of nature.
 

Ven. Jampa Sangmo

Venerable Jampa Sangmo is a Tibetan Buddhist Nun. She was born in Hermosa Beach, California. Her practice began with Vipassana Meditation where she did numerous long retreats. She came to Tibetan Buddhism in 1993 and began her studies with several Buddhist Masters including Lama Zopa Rinpoche, H.E. Choden Rinpoche, Ribur Rinpoche and His Holiness the Dalai Lama. She took robes with her teacher Khensur Jampa Tegchok Rinpoche in 2008. She has lectured and led meditation groups and retreats for Chevron International, Facebook Menlo Park Campus, Road Scholar (formally Elder Hostel), Spirit Rock Meditation Center, Ocean of Compassion, Land of Medicine Buddha (LMB), and Vajrapani Institute. Jampa Sangmo’s teaching emphasizes the application of meditation to one’s personal, and work life, in order to enrich one's happiness and effectiveness. Venerable Jampa Sangmo currently resides in San Francisco and teaches meditation at Tse Chen Ling.

Teacher’s fees

Traditionally, spiritual teachings are considered priceless; remuneration of our teachers is not included in the fee information detailed on this page. Instead, we invite you to consider bringing a cash donation with you to express your gratitude for the teachings. (Participants get a chance to present a cash offering to the teachers on the last day of the retreat and this is supplemented by a donation from Vajrapani Institute.)

Fees (inclusive of accommodation and meals)

Option A is a subsidized fee designed to allow as many people to attend as possible. These fees are supported by generous contributions to Vajrapani Institute. Option B reflects the true cost of hosting visitors and is higher as a result. We encourage you to choose Option B if you’re financially able. The accommodations are the same for both options.

10% membership discounts are applicable for members.

Option A Option B
Commuting $198 $287
Camping $299 $368
Dorm $391 $494
Semi-private room $422 $525
Private room $580 $680
Private room – extra person $359 $464
Cabin $696 $794
Cabin – extra person $394 $510