March 2019

15Mar10:00 AM5:00 PMBringing Intentions Into Action: Embodying Wise Kindness10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Community Meditation Center Teacher(s): Rev. Keiryū Liên Shutt, LCSW No prerequisiteOpen

Event Details

Date: March 15, 2019; 10:00am – 5:00pm
Sliding Scale:
$75 – 200. Code KL1D19.
6 CE credits available for $60, for psychologists and California licensed MFTs, LCSWs, LEPs, LPCCs, nurses, and chiropractors.

We all have good hearts. Seeing suffering around us, our natural instinct is to act to alleviate it.

And yet, given the countless sources of suffering in our world today, we can easily fall into the extremes of either spiritual bypass or compassion burnout. How do we know when to meditate, and when to get off the cushion?

Knowing “when” can be driven by many intentions: the alleviation of anger or fear, or the desire to support social justice.

Together, we’ll explore how to more readily access our good heart’s deep intentions, and to transform it into wise action. The day will include teachings on heart and wisdom-based practices, guided meditations, practical behavior-changing tools, skill-building exercises, discussion, and Q&A.

Teachings are appropriate for health care professionals as well as the general public. The day’s focus is experiential. In going through the day’s exploration for putting “internal” intentions into “outer” practice, your own shifts will give you a more grounded sense how to then better access and motivate your clients. Health care professionals will be able to incorporate the tools and practices offered in this program in ways beneficial to clients or patients. Continuing Education (CE) credit available. See below for attendance requirements and more information.

Learning Objectives for participating health care professionals-
Based on the content of this program, you will be able to:

• Describe and utilize meditations to cultivate awareness and presence for stabilizing and centering self or client
• Use mindfulness-based inquiry tools to access current feelings and intentions to discover what are yours versus your client’s motivations to better mitigate compassion fatigue;
• Prepare methods to shift at least three cognitive or behaviors habits to help improve motivation for change;
• Utilize a compassion-based motivational process to help set and achieve change goals for yourself or your clients.

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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Continuing Education

This program offers 6 CE credits for $60 for psychologists and California licensed MFTs, LCSWs, LEPs, LPCCs, nurses, and chiropractors. If you have a different license and are interested in CE credit, please check with your licensing board to see if credits from APA or BRN approved providers are accepted.

Continuing Education credit is co-sponsored by Spirit Rock and the Spiritual Competency Resource Center.

– The Spiritual Competency Resource Center 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.
– Spirit Rock is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP16905 for 6 contact hours.
– The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE credits for license renewal for programs from APA approved agencies.
– 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.
Attendance Requirements:
– 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, please visit the CE Credit information page.


Cancellation Policy:
If you are unable to attend a program, or fulfill the attendance requirements for CE credit, you may offer your CE credit fee as a donation to Spirit Rock, or you may request a credit to be used towards a future non-residential program. If you would like a credit, you must cancel by 4:00pm at least two business days prior to the program. For more information, please see our Cancellation Policy for Non-Residential Programs.


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