August 2020

14Aug10:00 AM4:30 PMA Day in the Life of the Buddha: The Path of Happiness10:00 AM - 4:30 PM Community Meditation Center Teacher(s): Howard Cohn, MA No prerequisiteOpens soon

Event Details

Date: Friday, August 14, 2020; 10:00am – 4:30pm.
Sliding Scale:
$95 – 200. Code HC3D20.
5.5 CE credits available for $55, for psychologists and California licensed MFTs, LCSWs, LEPs, LPCCs, nurses, and chiropractors.
Note: The average cost per person, per day to Spirit Rock to offer a program is $160.


Description:
The Buddha was called “the Happy One.” His teachings and practices provide an inspiring vision of our human capability of experiencing the same happiness. This day of Insight Meditation will explore the Buddha’s Way of Mindfulness, Concentration, and Love, guiding us from clinging and attachment to letting go and freedom, from confusion to clarity, and from tension to tranquility. The Buddha said, “If it was not possible to do this, I would not ask you to. Come and see for yourself.” Our time together will include periods of instruction, sitting and walking meditation, discussion, and Q&A. For both new and experienced meditators.


Continuing Education (CE) credit available. Teachings are appropriate for health care professionals as well as the general public. Health care professionals will be able to incorporate the tools and practices offered in this program in ways beneficial to clients or patients. Health care professionals will develop a greater understanding of how we can train our hearts and minds to be happy, how we can change our happiness set point. We will practice the art of feeling and staying present in the body while working with others and accomplishing the many tasks necessary for effective health care service. See below for attendance requirements and more information.

Learning Objectives for participating health care professionals-
At the end of the program you will be better able to:

• Describe how body awareness practices can be utilized to cultivate positive mental states;
• Describe emotional intelligence from a meditative perspective;
• Describe the emotional impact of conditional happiness vs unconditional happiness;
• Describe the causes of happiness and the causes of suffering.

Continuing Education content level: Introductory

General Information

Online registration for our programs is available until 12 noon of the last business day prior to the day of the event (e.g. online registration for a Monday program ends at 12 noon on the prior Friday). There is an additional $5 fee for registering at the door. If you can’t attend an event you registered for, please see our Cancellation Policy.

 

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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 volunteering@spiritrock.org.

 

Even if you have been to Spirit Rock before, please review our Non-Residential Programs FAQ for useful information about what to wear, what to bring, how to get here, and more.

Continuing Education

This program offers 5.5 CE credits for $55 for psychologists and California licensed MFTs, LCSWs, LEPs, LPCCs, nurses, and chiropractors, licensed by the APA, CA BRN, BBS, or BCE.

 

– CE credit for psychologists is provided by the Spiritual Competency Resource Center (SCRC). The Spiritual Competency Resource Center (SCRC) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Spiritual Competency Resource Center maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
– The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE credits for LCSW, LPCC, LEP, and LMFT license renewal for programs offered by approved sponsors of CE by the American Psychological Association.
– Spirit Rock is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP16905 for 5.5 contact hours.
– The California Board of Chiropractic Examiners Code of Regulations 361(h)(2) provides that continuing education requirements may be met by taking continuing education courses by any California Healing Arts Board approved provider, including those approved by the BRN.

For those with a different license or board, please contact your licensing board directly to ask if CE credit from the above-approved sponsors is accepted.

 

Attendance Requirements:
– Register and pay for CE credits before the program begins.
– Sign-in at the CE table within 15 minutes of the start of the program;
– Stay until the end of the program;
– Sign out.

Credit is awarded for instructional time only and does not include extended silent meditation, if offered.

For more information about CE credit at Spirit Rock, including attendance, cancellation, and grievance policies, please visit the CE Credit information page.

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