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"In truth we are always present; we only imagine ourselves to be in one place or another."
—Howard Cohn

Celebrating Life and Possibilities Through the Lens of Understanding Cancer
Shahara Godfrey
Sunday, February 4, 10:00am - 4:30pm
Community Meditation Center
Sliding Scale $75 - 200. Please bring your lunch. Code SG2D18.
OPEN-Register Here

May I have the courage today
To live the life that I would love,
To postpone my dream no longer...
----A Morning Offering - John O'Donohue

Living with or challenged by cancer, we experience a greater need to celebrate life, love and endless possibilities. Each moment is precious. Many of us yearn to access our deepest compassion for our struggling selves, and to connect with the natural joy of living. This daylong is open to people living with Cancer, survivors, and recently diagnosed as well as caretakers, loved ones and health professionals.

Through writing, music and sharing held in the cradle of meditation, we will explore our healing capacities. The daylong will also include contemplative practices of walking and sitting meditation. Participants should bring writing materials and a business-sized envelope as well as a personal item to share.

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. See below for more information.

Learning Objectives for participating health care professionals-
Based on the content of this program, you will be able to:

  • Explain how mindfulness meditation can be applied to working with physical pain;
  • Describe the difference between suffering resulting directly from a health challenge, and the suffering from the “second arrow” that the mind fabricates;
  • Integrate the principles of equanimity and compassion for meeting stress, pain and burnout with kindness and compassion;
  • Utilize mindful breathing techniques to develop present moment awareness with self and when working with clients.

Young Adults (18-26) and Seniors (65+ with limited income) are invited to attend this day for $45.


General Information

Online registration for our programs is available until 12 noon of the last business day prior to the day of the event (e.g. online registration for a Monday program ends at 12 noon on the prior Friday). There is an additional $5 fee for registering at the door. If you can't attend an event you registered for, please see our Cancellation Policy.

Visit our Online Bulletin Board for Ride Sharing to find or offer a ride.

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 volunteering@spiritrock.org.

Even if you have been to Spirit Rock before, please review our Non-Residential Programs FAQ for useful information about what to wear, what to bring, how to get here, and more.

Continuing Education

This course offers 5.5 CE credits for $55 for psychologists and California licensed MFTs, LCSWs, LEPs, LPCCs, nurses, and chiropractors. If you have a different license and are interested in CE credit, please check with your licensing Board to see if credits for programs from APA or BRN approved providers are accepted.

Continuing Education credit is co-sponsored by Spirit Rock and the Spiritual Competency Resource Center.
  • The Spiritual Competency Resource Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Spiritual Competency Resource Center maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
  • Spirit Rock is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP16905 for 5.5 contact hours.
  • The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE credits for license renewal for programs from APA approved agencies.
  • The California Board of Chiropractic Examiners Code of Regulations 361(h)(2) provides that continuing education requirements may be met by taking continuing education courses by any California Healing Arts Board approved provider, including those approved by the BRN.
Credit is awarded for instructional time only and does not include extended silent meditation. To qualify to receive the certificate of completion, participants must attend the event in full - no partial credit for partial attendance. For more information about CE credit at Spirit Rock, please see Continuing Education (CE) Credit. Please note: In order to qualify for CE credit, you must arrive and sign-in at the CE table within 15 minutes of the start of the event, stay until the end of the program, and sign out.

Cancellation Policy: If you are unable to attend a program, or fulfill the attendance requirements for CE credit, you may offer your CE credit fee as a donation to Spirit Rock, or you may request a credit to be used towards a future non-residential program. If you would like a credit, you must cancel by 4:00pm at least two business days prior to the program. For more information, please see our Cancellation Policy for Non-Residential Programs.

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