« Back to Event List

Tibetan Compassion Practices: Working with Terror, Trauma, and Transcendence with Steven Goodman

November  9 - 10, 2013
10:00 am - 5:30 pm


Buy Tickets

Share This Event

Steven Goodman
Steven Goodman

Tibetan Compassion Practices: Working with Terror, Trauma, and Transcendence with Steven Goodman

While experiences of fear and some degree of trauma are part of the human condition, the meaning we give to these experiences and the way we integrate them into our lives varies widely. Likewise, when a terrifying experience lingers as trauma, a person's response often manifests paradoxically as an unconscious yearning for transcendent experience. Tibetan Buddhist compassion practices offer natural ways of accepting and integrating negative material into a confident and responsive way of living. In this intensive experiential workshop, participants explore various practices-calming relaxation, mindful awareness, and Tantric visualization-that can help create a context for identifying and integrating painful, emotionally conflicted aspects of the psyche.

Steven Goodman
, PhD, is Director of Research and Core Faculty of the Asian and Comparative Studies program in the Philosophy and Religion Department at CIIS, where he teaches Buddhism and comparative philosophy. A former Rockefeller fellow and visiting professor in religious studies at Rice University, he has taught and lectured widely on Buddhism, meditation, and Western psychology for the past 25 years. He is the coeditor of Tibetan Buddhism: Reason and Revelation and a contributor to Mindfulness and Meaningful Work.


Saturday and Sunday
November 9-10, 2013
CIIS Main Building
$235/$25/$275 (when one price tier sells out, that tier is closed)
Become a Member today and Save up to 20%!

13 CEs (MFT, LCSW, RN)
This course is also available for one unit of academic credit to CIIS students.

Featured Photo: Wonderlane via Compfight cc

California Institute of Integral Studies, 1453 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94103


Related Program

Asian and Comparative Studies MA and PhD Programs

Asian and Comparative Studies MA and PhD Programs

The Asian and Comparative Studies program offers intensive studies in the spiritual and philosophical traditions of South and Southeast Asia, China, and the Himalayan regions. Our students encounter world traditions and cultivate an integrative understanding of the personal and the social, the intellectual and the spiritual, the historical and the contemporary. Our students also gain an in-depth understanding of how philosophical and religious thought is deepened by experiential involvement - an important adjunct to intellectual understanding.