Pawan Bareja, PhD

Residential Retreat Teacher

Pawan Bareja, PhD has practiced Vipassana meditation since 2001. She is a graduate of the Spirit Rock Teacher Training, 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 18 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.

Aniccā—change, or impermanence—is one of the three characteristics of our existence. But even with our Dharma practice, when we have so much coming at us, we may feel afraid of change, or be afraid to make some changes in ourselves. One thing that gets in the way of letting go of negative thought patterns and making changes is trauma. What's beautiful, though, is that the psychological, neurological, and biochemical impacts of trauma can be reversed entirely! The mind has enough neuroplasticity that you can heal and thrive in ways that you may have never believed possible.
 
Pawan Bareja, Change, Impermanence, and Gliding Through Life's Transitions

Pawan Bareja's Upcoming Programs

Class Series Online Dharma Institute

April 11 - May 16, 2024 6 Thursdays | 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Heart-Opening Practices to Release Trauma Responses and Nurture Resilience

7.5 CE Credits. When the stressors and traumas of our life build up and take their toll on our psyche, it is a natural response to turn inwards to find rejuvenation and healing in the Dharma. This is the time to draw from the deep well of the brahmavihāras of lovingkindness, compassion, sympathetic joy, and equanimity. As we learn to nurture ourselves with lovingkindness, these life-transforming practices can heal and open our heart, soothe our anxious mind, and calm our inner critic.

Pawan Bareja

Pawan Bareja

Upcoming Drop-Ins

Drop-in Online

Sunday, May 12 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

BIPOC Voices: Weekly Sunday Saṅgha

Open to all self-identified BIPOC. The Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) Saṅgha is a weekly gathering of self-identified BIPOC practitioners that provides a safe place to meditate and explore the Dharma in light of our experiences. Beginners and experienced meditators are welcome.

Pawan Bareja

Pawan Bareja

Drop-in Online

Sunday, June 23 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

BIPOC Voices: Weekly Sunday Saṅgha

Open to all self-identified BIPOC. The Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) Saṅgha is a weekly gathering of self-identified BIPOC practitioners that provides a safe place to meditate and explore the Dharma in light of our experiences. Beginners and experienced meditators are welcome.

Pawan Bareja

Pawan Bareja

Dharma Library

Can't join us live online or on the land? Study and practice at your convenience with Pawan Bareja through our new library of recordings, articles, and self-paced online courses.