April 2021

03Apr10:00 AM4:00 PMPracticing Yes: Accepting What Is -- ONLINE10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Online Teacher(s): David Richo, PhD, MFT No prerequisiteOpens soon

Event Details

Date: Saturday, April 3, 2021. 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Pacific Time
Sliding Scale: $45-$200. Code DO1D21.

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.


Description:
There are certain facts of life that we cannot change, unavoidable “givens” of human life and especially of relationships:
1) Everything changes and ends,
2) Things do not always go according to plan,
3) Life is not always fair,
4) Pain is part of life,
5) People are not loving and loyal all the time.

We cannot find real contentment in our lives until we acknowledge and come to terms with these facts. This means giving up trying to control them. Once we begin to do that, we start to realize that these givens actually offer us profound opportunities for a
new honesty and realism in our lives.

We cultivate an “unconditional yes” to these conditions of existence, and we learn to open, accept, even embrace our predicaments without trying to control the outcomes. We begin to trust what happens as opportunities for practice of mindfulness and lovingkindness.

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

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