Practice shows us, that instead of avoiding our painful patterns, healing comes from turning directly toward them with compassionate awareness. The Tibetan practice of Chod is a powerful technique that supports this transformation in a radical way.
Inspired by this ancient practice, "Feeding Your Demons" is a five-step process created by Lama Tsultrim Allione that allows one to offer compassion and understanding to one's own inner demons, rather than engaging in battle and struggle with them. The process is of great benefit when working with addictions, physical and mental illnesses, fear, anger, relationship challenges, and other dilemmas of modern life.
In this daylong we will explore the five-step demon feeding process in the context of silent seated meditation practice. Please bring a notepad and a pencil to this event.
Erin Selover is authorized by Lama Tsultrim to teach this transformative process to support meditation practice. Erin Selover teaches at Spirit Rock Meditation Center and throughout the Bay Area in schools, mental health settings and the private sector. She is a psychotherapist in private practice in Oakland and is currently being trained in the Spirit Rock/ IMS Teacher Training program.
Teachings are appropriate for individuals as well as health care professionals. Continuing Education (CE) credit available. See below for more information.
This workshop is designed to help health care professionals:
1. Describe the 5-step mindfulness based process of transforming difficult emotions to compassion;
2. Identify difficult emotions through thoughts, body sensations, images and impulses;
3. Identify compassion and other resourcing emotions through body sensations, images and impulses;
4. Practice the 5-step process in a guided meditation.
Young Adults (18-26) and Seniors (65+ with limited and fixed income) are invited to attend this day for $25.
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Online Registration for this event is available until 12 noon on the Friday before the event. If you can't attend, see our Cancellation Policy.
Volunteer/Work Exchange opportunities, as well as full or partial Scholarships, may be available for this program. For more information, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or (415) 488-0164 x224.
Scholarships are not available for events listed as “Benefits.”
Even if you have been to Spirit Rock before, please review Daylong Programs at Spirit Rock for useful information about what to wear, what to bring, how to get here, and more.
Continuing Education (CE) Credit: 6 CE credits available for MFTs, LCSWs, psychologists and nurses from SRMC-SCRC for $45. Prepayment available on website. For more information, see Continuing Education (CE) Credit.