During this day we will explore the nature of ego and the enormous stress that comes with trying to be "someone." With Insight Meditation, we can make peace with our various self views. Sitting and walking in silence, supported by instructions and dharma talks, we will cultivate embodied presence. We will use the healing tools of mindfulness and lovingkindness to meet the activity of self with balance and openness, perhaps even "loving the house that ego built."
Teachings are appropriate for individuals as well as health care professionals. Continuing Education (CE) credit available. See below for more information.
Learning objectives for health care professionals who are participating
- Define ego in a buddhist context.
- Distinguish between idea of self and felt sense of self.
- Explain common ways of soothing oneself that add to distress.
- Demonstrate ways of soothing oneself that bring reliable relief.
- Develop the practices of Mindfulness and Lovingkindness to gain self awareness and self compassion.
Young Adults (18-26) and Seniors (65+ with limited and fixed income) are invited to attend this daylong at a rate of $25.
Please Carpool! Visit our Online Bulletin Board for Ride Sharing to find or offer a ride.
Online Registration for this event is available until 12 noon one business day 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 email@example.com 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.