Very much looking forward to my first Half Day Retreat at Against the Stream San Francisco... SF feels like my second California home with all the family and friends I have up there... looking forward to sitting with the sangha for a few hours...
The Four Divine Abodes and the Transformation of Trauma and Suffering:
The ancient teachings of the Buddha and those who have followed over the millennia have outlined many aspects of the enlightenment experience, including the Brahmaviharas: Lovingkindness, Compassion, Appreciative Joy and Equanimity. These are often described as the result of dedicated practice, but can also be cultivated directly through practices specific to these four qualities. Modern trauma theory and practice also outlines the critical need for the cultivation of positive states and resources as the key to success in bringing traumatic stress to an adaptive resolution. Through talks, discussion, sitting and walking, this Half Day retreat will guide participants to develop these Four Immeasurables not as a spiritual bypass, but rather as a path to the transformation of trauma, toward the cessation of suffering.
COST: Sliding Scale: $25 – $60, plus an offering of DANA to the teacher. Please pay at the highest level you can afford to support our programs and pay it forward for those who have less. Scholarships and work-study are available. No is turned away for lack of funds.