May 2019

05May(May 5)10:00 AM12(May 12)5:00 PMResilient: Cultivating an Unshakable Core of Calm, Strength, & Happiness -- LIVESTREAM10:00 AM - 5:00 PM (12) Online Teacher(s): Rick Hanson, PhD No prerequisiteOpen

Event Details

Date: May 5, 2019; 10:00am – 5:00pm. Livestream registration open until May 12, 2019.
Sliding Scale:
$30 – 108. Code RH1L19.
Livestream access: 3 months after the program.

This program is also available in person. To register for the in-person version of this program, visit this link.

The world is volatile and unreliable. So it’s vital to develop durable psychological resources such as grit, gratitude, and compassion: the inner core that remains unshaken no matter what life brings. This is true resilience, the foundation of lasting well-being in a changing world and at the heart of the Buddhist idea of equanimity.

In this day retreat, we’ll explore:
• Why suffering arises due to craving, and why craving arises due to a sense of deficit and disturbance in the meeting of our needs.
• How to use positive neuroplasticity to grow inner resources like calm and confidence to soothe, ease, and replace old pain.

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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