November 16 – 18, 2018
What is it?
As we grow and develop as human beings, we may recognize the importance of relinquishing opinions, grudges, judgments and resentments through honest mindful reconciliation. This is the path of the heart that leads to deeper wisdom, compassion, and peace
With reconciliation, the heart may naturally begin to open into loving kindness for ourselves and to others… May this be a time to heal our hearts and make peace within.
In this weekend workshop you will learn and practice:
- Mindfulness Meditation
- Reconciliation Meditation
- Loving Kindness Meditation
- Walking Meditation
- Interpersonal Mindfulness to deepen communication
There will also be didactic presentations, and small and large group discussions.
This will be a weekend intensive training on cultivating mindfulness and compassion based approaches into our lives. This is a hands-on “learning from the inside” experience. We will begin by understanding the art and science of mindfulness and compassion that is based in science, neuroscience, psychology, medicine, and contemplative practices. There will be time for formal and informal mindfulness practices as well as to talk in small and large groups about the practices of mindfulness and compassion.
Participants will be able to:
- Describe the foundational principles and practices of mindfulness
- Describe the relationship between mindfulness and compassion
- Cite scientific evidence related to the benefits of mindfulness and compassion practices
- Describe how the practices of mindfulness and compassion can support reconciliation within ourselves, in our relationships with others, and in the world
- Identify formal and informal mindfulness practices that can develop resilience and build compassion
- Utilize techniques to practice and strengthen skills related to mindful communication
- Explain the application of mindfulness in personal and professional situations
- Identify the mechanisms through which stress conditions, exacerbates, and often precipitates illness, and lack of self-worth
12 hours of APA Continuing Education Credits are available. CE credits for psychologists are provided by the Spiritual Competency Resource Center (SCRC) which is co-sponsoring this program. The Spiritual Competency Resource Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Spiritual Competency Resource Center maintains responsibility for this program and its content. SCRC is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN Provider CEP16887) for licensed nurses in California. The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE credits for LCSW, LPCC, LEP, and LMFT license renewal for programs offered by approved sponsors of CE by the American Psychological Association. For questions about receiving your Certificate of Attendance, contact Vajrapani Institute at firstname.lastname@example.org. For questions about CE, visit www.spiritualcompetency.com or contact David Lukoff, PhD at CE@spiritualcompetency.com
- Please plan on arriving between 3:00 and 5:00 PM on the first day of the retreat.
- Please plan on departing approximately 2:00 PM on the last day of the retreat.
- For a preview of our accommodations, please click here.
- For answers to frequently asked questions, please click here.
If you are interested in serving as Course Liaison for this retreat, please apply here.