September 2021

11Sep10:00 AM4:00 PMHealing in the Six RealmsTrauma, Privilege, and Emotional Life10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Online Teacher(s): Sean Feit Oakes, PhD, E-RYT, SEP OnlineNo prerequisiteOpen

Event Details

Date & Time: Saturday, September 11, 2021; 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. US Pacific Time
Sliding Scale: $45-$200. Our sliding scale options for this program include financial support for our teachers. Code SF1D21.

Please Note: This retreat is offered online only. We invite you to try this creative form of practice as we take care of one another and respond skillfully to COVID-19.

Open to Everyone!

The ancient Buddhist map of existence known as the Six Realms is both a vision of the cosmos and all its inhabitants and an elegant psychological model we can use in everyday life. Working with the realms as psychological archetypes (demon, ghost, animal, human, titan, angel) reveals patterns in how we process both harm and help in our personal and collective past, which play out as trauma and privilege in the present.

Through meditations and relational exercises, we’ll bring mindfulness, compassion, and appreciation to our present situation, and explore how we can see beings in various states of existence, from hellish to heavenly, all around us. This kind of reflective practice reveals how central emotions and mind states are to our experience of life’s challenges and pleasures, and suggests pathways for healing and liberation from all conditioned ways of being.

Tentative General Schedule:
10:00 a.m. -12:30 p.m. morning session
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. lunch
1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. afternoon session
Sessions will include meditations, talk, and small groups

All are welcome! No one will be turned away for lack of funds as space allows. For more information, please email


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