Online Retreat

The Awakened Heart: Mindfulness and Compassion Practices for Living a Wise and Free Life

Jack Kornfield

Jack Kornfield

The Awakened Heart practices known as the brahmavihāras are treasures that offer us timeless ways to cultivate and embody lovingkindness, compassion, joy, and peace. Cultivating the heart begins with self-love and self-compassion, and opens toward boundless kindness and care, holding beings throughout the many worlds in our own awakened heart.  Join us in the delight of exploring, practicing together, and renewing these beloved disciplines through meditation, transformative stories, teachings, and dialogue. Practicing amidst the troubles of life, we can always use a boost. These beloved Buddhist teachings are at the heart of a wise and free life. They carry powerful blessings and medicine for our times. This special hybrid day on the Spirit Rock land and online will weave together meditation, time with one of our most beloved elder teachers, and spiritual fellowship with each other. All are welcome.

Affinity Group

Open to all

Continuing Education

This program offers Continuing Education (CE) credits for for , and may be applicable for other licenses. Please review our CEC information page for full provider information.

To be eligible for Continuing Education Credits (CECs), you must:

  • Register and pay for CECs by 4:30 p.m. PT, the business day before the program. After the program begins, no retroactive CECs will be given and the CEC fee is non-refundable.
  • Attend in full and fulfill all attendance requirements and next steps. No exceptions. Please review the CEC information page for attendance requirements.

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Learning Objectives

Additional notes

  • For full provider information, and additional CEC information, including attendance requirements, cancellation, and grievance policies, please visit our CEC information page.
  • Spirit Rock is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP16905, for contact hours.
  • Credit is awarded for instructional time only and does not include extended silent meditation, if offered.
  • For those with a different license or with a license from a different licensing board, please contact your licensing board directly to ask if CE credit from the above-approved sponsors is accepted. Spirit Rock does not confirm applicability of credit for those with licenses different than those listed above.

Add-Ons

To be eligible for Continuing Education Credits (CECs), you must:

  • Register and pay for CECs by 4:30 p.m. PT, the business day before the program. After the program begins, no retroactive CECs will be given and the CEC fee is non-refundable.
  • Attend in full and fulfill all attendance requirements and next steps. No exceptions. Please review the CEC information page for attendance requirements.

Attendance Requirements

  • Register and attend with Zoom using the same email used to register for the program, to enable proper attendance tracking.
  • Join the program, by web browser or Zoom App, not dialing in by phone, within the first 15-minutes of the start of the program.
  • Stay logged-in and engaged for the duration of the program. It is the participant’s responsibility to ensure adequate internet reliability and bandwidth. Unstable internet connections may result in incomplete attendance.

Next Steps

  • Certificates of Attendance are only available for those who complete the attendance requirements and submit the CEC Course Evaluation within the stated time frame.
  • Complete the online CEC Course Evaluation (different from the course survey) within 1-week of receiving the access link. The access link will be emailed within 2 business days following the end of the program/series to all CE participants with complete attendance.
  • CEC participants with incomplete attendance will not be emailed the CEC Course Evaluation. If you do not receive an email with the link for the CEC Course Evaluation within 2-days of the end of the program, please contact us. CEC records are closed two weeks after the program.
  • Incomplete attendance nullifies CEC eligibility as board regulations prohibit partial credit for partial attendance.
  • Certificates of Attendance will be sent via email once the CEC Course Evaluation is received.

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