Event Dates: Sunday, August 19, 2018.  10:00 am – 4:00 pm

 Led by Shantigarbha

Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and right doing, there is a field. I’ll meet you there. – Rumi

We connect with each other in the space that opens up when we let go of our ideas of good and bad, right and wrong. We are connected in such a way that it hardly makes sense to talk about us as separate beings. There’s just a sense of compassionate presence, intense closeness, and empathy. Through empathy we can find a way to stay connected to our humanity and to contribute to a more peaceful world. I’ll meet you there. To empathize with others, we need to learn how to empathize with ourselves, so that, when we reach out, we do so from the inside out.

Shantigarbha returns to Aryaloka to lead a day workshop based on the exercises found in his recently published book: I’ll Meet You There: A Practical Guide to Empathy, Mindfulness and Communication, a beautifully written guide to how empathy and mindfulness help us connect with ourselves and others. More information about the book here

Endorsements for I’ll Meet You There:

An excellent book on empathy that teases out the centrality of this value in Buddhism as the foundation for the cultivation of compassion and loving kindness. – Stephen Batchelor, Buddhist teacher and author, co-founder of Sharpham College

Written with clarity and sensitivity, I’ll Meet You There is clear-sighted in its approach to healing and transformation. I encourage all who pick up this book to read it cover to cover.’ – Claude AnShin Thomas, Zen Buddhist Monk and Author of At Hell’s Gate, A Soldier’s Journey from War To Peace

I’ll Meet You There is a wise, unique and beautifully written history of empathy and why empathy is important in experiencing compassion. This is a book for anyone who wants hope for living in a peaceful, humane world, and who wants a guide for how to get there. – Mary Mackenzie, M.A., Author of Peaceful Living: Daily Meditations for Living in Peace, Healing and Compassion

Shantigarbha is an experienced teacher of both Nonviolent Communication (NVC) and Buddhism. He is certified with the international Center for Nonviolent Communication (CNVC). He teaches on CNVC’s International Intensive Trainings (IITs), and is a CNVC Assessor-in-training. He has been practicing meditation and Buddhism since 1985, and in 1996 he was ordained into the Triratna Buddhist Order. He was given the name Shantigarbha, which means “seed of peace”. Find out more about his NVC work at Seed of Peace

As preparation for the workshop, please read the first chapter of the book online here

You may register online here.

Or register by calling the office between 9 am and 3 pm, M-F, 603-659-5456.

Led by: Shantigarbha
Times:  10 am – 4 pm
Venue: Aryaloka
Fee: $85/65/45
Level: Everyone
Directions: Directions Page
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