Along with the gifts of the human body come inevitable experiences of physical discomfort: from daily aches to illness, aging, and chronic pain. In this daylong workshop, we will explore how to work skillfully with pain in the body, and how practicing wisely with pain strengthens the heart and can be a doorway to release. The day will include silent meditation in all four postures –sitting, standing, walking and lying down – as well as guided movement, reflection, dialogue and practical tools for working with pain.
The workshop will present core teachings of the Buddha on right view, right attitude, and feeling tone (vedana) as applied to the experience of physical pain and illness. Participants will learn how Buddhist wisdom teachings, specific reflections, and meditation practices can be used to develop more compassion, insight and freedom in relation to experiences of unpleasant sensations commonly regarded as “pain.” This workshop is appropriate for general meditators, those living with chronic pain, caregivers and those working with others in pain.
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 (CE) credit available.
Cost: Sliding Scale $75 - 200.
Special Discount: $45 for Young Adults (18-26) and Seniors (65+ with limited income)