Click here to be taken to a listing of  ALL UPCOMING PROGRAMS   on our schedule, in chronological order
Click here for information on DANA – what it is and how to offer it

 

Click below for details on the various categories of our offerings:

 

Certificate Program in Meditation and Psychotherapy:

Bill & Susan are meditation teachers within this certificate program sponsored by the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy. Click here for more information on this program.

 

Retreats:

Therapists : Residential retreats offer the possibility of taking a deeper mindfulness dive, which enhances therapeutic presence and empathic attunement.
Couples : Like gardens, relationships need tending, and periodic weeding. These retreats offer an immersion experience in caring for each, alone and together in our primary relationship.

 

Meditation Practice Groups:

Therapists : Groups for like-minded therapists to deepen both therapeutic and everyday presence.

 

Individuals:

Posture Consultations : Physical posture affects the quality of attention and calm abiding. The aim is to meet the body where it is and support it as it journeys toward alignment.

Clinical Consultations : We offer consultations to mental health professionals and caregivers on an as needed basis.

Personal Meditation Instruction : Learning how to assess and navigate within one’s own practice is key to establishing a lasting and vital practice that continues to grow.

 

Conferences

 

Schedule of Upcoming Programs

 


Dana

The practice of giving is universally recognized as one of the most basic human virtues….
In the teaching of the Buddha, too, the practice of giving claims a place of special eminence,
one which singles it out as being in a sense the foundation and seed of spiritual development.
~Bhikkhu Bodhi

 

There is a long tradition of offering meditation instruction in exchange for some offering of dana, which means generosity in the Pali language. Moved by this model, we have come to adopt an approach akin to this in spirit.

Some of our offerings are for dana, which means that there is no fixed fee. The receiver of the guidance and instruction is free to offer an amount based on a combination of perceived value and personal means. This exchange brings the heart aspect of the mind—qualities of appreciation, kindness and gratitude– into clearer focus.

We wish to introduce this model to professional caregivers in the context of retreats and personal meditation instruction so that they may consider, feel and realize the benefit from engaging generosity. Many ask us what the usual range of offering might be. As therapists we are accustomed to appreciating the value of wise counsel, and most offer what they themselves might expect to pay for a psychotherapy/consultation session, or what they might charge for a session themselves. That said, we gladly receive what is freely offered.

 

May what we offer be of benefit to as many as possible.

 

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