Stephen Dansiger

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Punk drummer then Songwriter then Dharma Practitioner then Social Justice Educator then EMDR/Trauma/Addiction Therapist then Author/Podcaster now simultaneously...

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Half Day Retreat - Kindness and the Transformation of Trauma and Suffering

  • Against The Stream 4300 Melrose Avenue Los Angeles, CA, 90029 United States (map)

Half Day with Dr. Stephen Dansiger
Against The Stream - Melrose

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 heart practices 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.


$100 Plus Monthly Supporters of Against The Stream attend for no cost.


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