- November 19-20, 2016
- 10:00 am to 6:30 pm
California Institute of Integral Studies
CIIS Main Building
1453 Mission Street,
San Francisco, CA 94103
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 a core faculty member and co-director 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.