• May 5, 2017
  • 7:00 pm
  • International House
    2299 Piedmont Ave
    Berkeley, CA 94720
Add to Calendar 05/05/2017 7:00 pm 05/05/2017 America/Los_Angeles The Awakened Family Join Shefali Tsabary in Conversation with Richard Buggs on 'The Awakened Family'. International House
2299 Piedmont Ave
Berkeley, CA 94720
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Pre-registration - $25
At the door - $30
Members - $20

Reception - $25

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Shefali Tsabary believes we can put an end to parenting struggles and create close and connected relationships within our families by addressing our own misconceptions and inner limitations.

Parents unwittingly pass on an inheritance of psychological pain and emotional shallowness. To handle the behavior that results, traditional books on parenting abound with clever techniques for control and quick fixes for dysfunction. In Dr. Shefali Tsabary's conscious approach to parenting, however, children serve as mirrors of their parents' forgotten self. Those willing to look in the mirror have an opportunity to establish a relationship with their own inner state of wholeness. Once they find their way back to their essence, parents enter into communion with their children, shifting away from the traditional parent-to-child "know it all" approach and more towards a mutual parent-with-child relationship.

Shefali Tsabary is a clinical psychologist and New York Times bestselling author of The Conscious Parent who integrates Eastern mindfulness with Western psychology. As seen on Oprah's SuperSoul Sunday, her most recent book, The Awakened Family is a radically transformative plan that shows parents how to raise children to be their best, truest selves. She is also a CIIS graduate returning to share her insights with the Bay Area community. Dr. Shefali is joined in conversation by CIIS Dean of Alumni Richard Buggs, for an evening of insights, stories, and strategies on how to become the parent you've always wanted to be.

Meet Dr. Shefali Tsabary
For just $15, add a pre-show reception and book signing ticket to your order. Meet the doctor from 5:30-6:30pm at the venue.  Attendance very limited.

Shefali Tsabary, PhD is an international speaker, clinical psychologist, and acclaimed author. She has presented at Wisdom 2.0, TEDx, Kellogg Business School, The Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education, and many more. As a clinical psychologist who received her doctorate from Columbia University, New York, she specializes in the integration of Eastern philosophy and Western psychology. Her first book, The Conscious Parent has been endorsed by Oprah as one of the most profound books on parenting she has ever read.


Richard Buggs, PhD is a licensed Clinical Psychologist who has been in private practice in San Francisco for over 20 years. He specializes in issues related to childhood trauma, anxiety and mindfulness practice, sexuality (including LGBTQ), couples counseling and end of life care. He is also a Senior Administrator at the California Institute of Integral Studies, serving as the Dean of Alumni, Director of the Travel Program and adjunct faculty member in the Human Sexuality doctoral program. He annually conducts workshops on Human Sexuality in China. Richard met Shefali in 1993 on the Ashbury Street campus of CIIS. They completed their degree programs at the same time and were part of the graduating class of 1996. He has referred many parents to Shefali's books and workshops and is delighted to join her in conversation.

Richard Buggs

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