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...


Often in the recovery community and in other healing communities one is instructed to "put the oxygen mask on yourself before helping others in the cabin." Clinical Dharma is a series of workshops and retreats designed to assist those in the helping professions to take care of others while also taking care of themselves.



Clinical Dharma is a series of classes and retreats designed to help helping professionals to become more effective at their work and their own self care. In the book Clinical Dharma, I go through all 4 Noble Truths and the Factors of the 8 Fold Path to make them even more accessible to the helper. Since so many of us are driven to the helping professions by our own loving kindness and compassion, what better way to bring structure, meaning and a path for us than the path laid out by the Buddha, the path designed to teach "suffering and the end of suffering."

Clinical Dharma is now available on Amazon in print and Kindle version.



The 12 sessions in the Clinical Dharma series are each 2 hours long and consist of meditation, lecture and discussion. The first four sessions cover the 4 Noble Truths, and the last eight sessions address the 8 Fold Path.  The classes are meant to build upon each other, however, like the path itself, one can address any of the elements of these classes out of order as well and still get the benefit.

For information on class schedules and to keep track of upcoming dates, please be sure to check my calendar and on social media.



Clinical Dharma retreats are an opportunity to practice the path of the Buddha guided by experienced teachers and clinicians in a community of helpers. These retreats are set up much the same as other Buddhist mindfulness retreats with walking meditation, sitting meditation, dharma talks, and during longer retreats, silent meals. These retreats help deepen the experience of the Clinical Dharma classes, but can also be experienced and appreciated on their own as practice opportunities for people who help others, an opportunity to give some sustenance to oneself in order to better help others.

Again, please feel free to enhance your Clinical Dharma class experience with these retreats, or come and join us just for a retreat.



Please refer to my calendar for upcoming class and retreat offerings.