Taming the Wild Horse: Riding the Energy of Emotions

Learning to work with emotions can be challenging, even for experienced meditators. This five-day residential rural group retreat is designed to strengthen meditative tools for understanding and healing emotional struggle. Especially applicable for people working in the helping professions who wish to deepen compassion for self and others, the retreat includes "sending and taking" meditation (tonglen); mindfulness-awareness sitting practice (shamatha); contemplative interactive exercises; periods of silence; mindful eating practice; and outdoor walking meditation. Individual meditation instruction as well as daily lectures and discussions are included. This retreat can be challenging because practicing with emotions can be challenging. The instructor strongly recommends that participants have some prior meditation intensive experience (e.g., a weekend meditation program) prior to attending this retreat. Extra fees apply.
Course Number: CNST575
Units: 2.0