Online Retreat

The Dharma of Healthy Boundaries: Buddhist Wisdom for Loving Each Other

Knowing your boundaries, and communicating them clearly, is an act of fierce compassion. But in a culture that normalizes appeasement, overwork, and non-consent, it can feel vulnerable, even scary, to articulate boundaries (even to ourselves). You can have a different experience. You can change, you are allowed to change, and your practice can support you. Together we’ll explore how the Buddha’s teachings on spiritual friendship (kalyāṇa mitta) and the heart qualities (brahmavihāra) can be your greatest allies in establishing healthy boundaries. You’ll build your capacity to know and name what you want, what you need, and what is no longer acceptable to you, so you can truly show up for the people you care about without losing yourself in the process. Our time will include guided meditations, Dharma talks, journaling reflections, and time for questions and insights. The day is appropriate for beginners as well as experienced meditators.

Teaching Team

Kate Johnson, MA

Kate Johnson, MA

Teacher

Kate Johnson is a meditation teacher, facilitator, writer and mama. She offers classes and retreats integrating relational spirituality, social justice, somatics and creativity, and consults with organizations committed to equity, sustainability, and the practice of wise relationships. She is also the author of the book Radical Friendship.

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