January 2019

20Jan10:00 AM5:00 PMDukkha and the End of Dukkha: Transforming Suffering and Reactivity10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Community Meditation Center Teacher(s): Donald Rothberg, PhD, with Heidi Bourne No pre-requisiteOpen

Event Details

Date: January 20, 2019; 10:00am – 5:00pm
Sliding Scale:
$75 – 200. Code DR1D19.
6 CE credits available for $60, for psychologists and California licensed MFTs, LCSWs, LEPs, LPCCs, nurses, and chiropractors.


Description:
The Buddha famously said, “I have taught one thing and one thing only, dukkha [suffering or reactivity or a sense of unsatisfactoriness] and the cessation of dukkha.”

In this day retreat, we will explore this core teaching as it is expressed in the Four Noble Truths and the teaching of the Two Arrows. We will suggest ways to study and implement this teaching both in formal meditation and in everyday life, through practices and reflections that bring together the wisdom of seeing the roots of dukkha, the compassion and kindness that can hold our difficulties, and skillful action to transform dukkha.


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. By understanding the dynamics of reactivity, and skillful means for managing stressful times, care providers will be able to better manages stressful conditions, and share these perspectives with their patients and clients. 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 the basic dynamics of reactivity in the mind and emotions;
• Explain how a non-reactive response to difficulties can reduce suffering;
• Describe the concept of the “two arrows,” and how separating unavoidable difficulties, pain, or hardship from the self-imposed suffering of mental reactivity, may prevent unnecessary suffering;</li>
• Integrate mindfulness and compassion practices with clients to work with reactive mind states.

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 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.

Teacher(s)

  • Donald Rothberg, PhD

    Donald Rothberg, PhD

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  • Heidi Bourne

    Heidi Bourne

    Heidi Bourne is a mindfulness meditation teacher and dedicated vipassana practitioner whose personal practice has been strongly informed by loving-kindness and compassion practice. She has been guiding groups and individuals since 2005 in private and professional settings, and in the summer months offers meditation retreats in the wilderness. Heidi holds certification in mindfulness facilitation through UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center, and is a periodic guest teacher at Spirit Rock Meditation Center where her primary mentors are Donald Rothberg and Sylvia Boorstein. She has a background in nursing and has been a small business owner in Arcata, California for 30 years.

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