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Pawan Bareja

Pawan Bareja, PhD has practiced Vipassana meditation since 2001. She is a Buddhist Ritual Minister and a Community Dharma Leader at Spirit Rock. She has taught classes and daylongs on healing trauma using mindfulness at Spirit Rock, San Francisco Insight, EBMC, and Esalen. In her private practice as Trauma Resolution Practitioner, Pawan works with a diverse population of clients and teaches mindfulness meditation. For the past 14 years, Pawan has been a senior assistant at Somatic Experiencing trauma healing trainings and has traveled to India to teach this work to professional care providers. Pawan is also a graduate of the Spirit Rock Teacher Training Program.

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Featured Audio Talk
September 30, 2019 - Compassion in action

The Buddha, when he found a way out of suffering, offered the Dharma out of the compassion of his heart. After his enlightenment experience, the Buddha wanted to share what he had found with his two former meditation teachers, but they had already passed away. So he found the five companions he had been practicing asceticism with, and taught the Dharma to them. Neither his teachers nor his ascetic friends had the same practices that he now did, but he was grateful they were on the path with him. He taught his friends out of gratitude, and through his gratitude flowed compassion.

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