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Upaya • REAL FREEDOM • Retreat with Joan Halifax

REAL FREEDOM: A Meditation Retreat on Courage, Love, and Compassion

Sharon Salzberg & Joan HalifaxIn a lot of what we suffer, both within ourselves and in the world, we can see the role played by a deficit in compassion, love and courage, and by a blunted sense of the true happiness that is possible for us. This is fed by a number of factors, including our idea of what it means to care, and our diminishing capacity for relating authentically to other beings. Join longtime friends and colleagues Sharon Salzberg and Roshi Joan Halifax for a weekend retreat focused on reclaiming a world of great possibility by opening these limited definitions and reconnecting with love and compassion in a more essential way.

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In this weekend retreat, we learn how to distinguish skillful habits that lead to awareness and a sense of deep connection, and free ourselves from unskillful habits that reinforce a sense of separation. Mindfulness allows us to reach into our hearts and open them, re-orienting to compassion. Through lovingkindness practice, we can cultivate courage by taking risks to break free of the limits and expectations of love that we habitually carry for so long. In doing so, we can gradually create a spaciousness of mind that allows for a more direct, experiential relationship with ourselves and others. This offers us a deeper sense of freedom and connection in everyday life.

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About Joan Halifax: Roshi Joan Halifax is a Buddhist teacher, Zen priest, anthropologist, and author. She is Founder, Abbot, and Head Teacher of Upaya Zen Center, a Buddhist monastery in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She received her Ph.D in medical anthropology in 1973. She has lectured on the subject of death and dying at many academic institutions, including Harvard Divinity School and Harvard Medical School, Georgetown Medical School, University of Virginia Medical School, Duke University Medical School, University of Connecticut Medical School, among many others.

Paris, France • REAL LOVE EUROPEAN TOUR • Workshop

Join Sharon in Paris, France as part of the REAL LOVE EUROPEAN TOUR. Sharon teams up with French philosopher and meditation teacher Fabrice Midal for a day-long workshop as part of Fabrice Midal’s “A Day to Learn to Meditate” series.

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Whether consciously or unconsciously, we all live our lives searching for a sense of belonging, yet still find ourselves feeling cut off and alone. What holds us back from connecting with one another or our core emotional needs? Sharon Salzberg explores the art of mindful connection with ourselves, one another, and all of life from her latest book, Real Love.

 

Brussels, Belgium • REAL LOVE EUROPEAN TOUR • Weekend Intensive

emergencesJoin Sharon in Brussels, Belgium as part of the REAL LOVE EUROPEAN TOUR  for a two day weekend intensive on REAL LOVE hosted by Emergences.

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Whether consciously or unconsciously, we all live our lives searching for a sense of belonging, yet still find ourselves feeling cut off and alone. What holds us back from connecting with one another or our core emotional needs? Sharon Salzberg explores the art of mindful connection with ourselves, one another, and all of life from her latest book, Real Love.

JCC Manhattan – EVERYDAY LOVE – Talk with Ethan Nichtern

JCC MahanttanIs it possible to live an awakened life even in our everyday relationships? Is there such a thing as true love? What does meditation teach us about living with true connection? Join Sharon Salzberg, author of the new book Real Love: The Art of Mindful Connection, and her friend and colleague, Ethan Nichtern, author of The Dharma of the Princess Bride: What the Coolest Fairy Tale of our Time can Teach us about Buddhism and Relationships, as they talk about love and practice in everyday time.

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The discussion will be followed by a small reception and book sales and signing.

Wanderlust Hollywood – REAL LOVE BOOK TOUR – Daylong Workshop

From one of the world’s foremost experts on lovingkindness meditation comes REAL LOVE: The Art of Mindful Connection by Sharon Salzberg. Sharon has created a field guide for anyone seeking awakened living in the 21st century – regardless of age, race, gender, ethnicity or status.

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Real love is a timely, creative tool kit of mindfulness exercises and meditation techniques that encourage us to strip away layers of negative habits and obstacles, helping us to experience authentic love based on direct experience, rather than preconceptions. Real Love will revolutionize what true connection and love mean to you, and empower you with practical and creative tools to embody it.

To love ourselves, we must know ourselves. To love one another, we must know one another. But our assumptions, distractions, fears, expectations, and personal sense of unworthiness obscure these kernels of truth. We yearn for connection with others — but our minds get in the way, constantly spinning judgments about how we are fundamentally alienated from one another. As William James wisely explained, “Our view of the world is truly shaped by what we decide to hear.” We can train ourselves to change, to “hear” more of what is out there – and to “listen” less to our limiting and often self-condemning thoughts along the way.

With core mindfulness and lovingkindness techniques, and other meditation exercises, Sharon Salzberg will guide participants through the process of seeing through layers of habit – whether rooted in fear, self-condemnation or other mental conditioning – to find a truer meaning of love for themselves, for their loved ones, for those they don’t know but with whom they share this planet –for all beings everywhere.

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Insight Community of Washington DC – REAL LOVE BOOK TOUR – Book Signing

Sharon returns to the Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC for their Wednesday evening dharma talk (filling in for Tara Brach) as part of her Real Love Book Tour.

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Sharon will be speaking on the topic of her new book, REAL LOVE and offering a book signing after the event. Books will be available for purchase at this event. We yearn for connection with others — but our minds get in the way, constantly spinning judgments about how we are fundamentally alienated from one another. As William James wisely explained, “Our view of the world is truly shaped by what we decide to hear.” We can train ourselves to change, to “hear” more of what is out there – and to “listen” less to our limiting and often self-condemning thoughts along the way.

With core mindfulness and lovingkindness techniques, and other meditation exercises, Sharon Salzberg will guide participants through the process of seeing through layers of habit – whether rooted in fear, self-condemnation or other mental conditioning – to find a truer meaning of love for themselves, for their loved ones, for those they don’t know but with whom they share this planet –for all beings everywhere.

Suitable for both new and experienced meditators, the class will consist of guided meditations, talks and time for questions and answers. This is a large gathering of approximately 250-300 people. Chairs are always provided or you may bring your sitting gear. No registration is necessary. Please email Glen Harrison, the class coordinator, for the current ASL (American Sign Language) interpretation schedule.

Infinity Foundation – REAL LOVE BOOK TOUR – Weekend Retreat

Infinity FoundationJoin Sharon Salzberg, one of the most influential meditation teachers in the West, in her most recent work and upcoming release, Real Love. Move beyond the standard definition of love as intense affection, romance, adoration, strong attachment, and personal attraction. Discover how to redefine and explore a world of greater possibility to experience love in a more essential way, without the stale narratives perpetuated by popular culture. Move from feelings of alienation to reconciliation and peace while still maintaining your integrity. Experience and appreciate love as a more sustaining and sustainable kind of happiness.

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Real love is about developing a core within and an ability to love beyond reciprocating. It invites you to practice courage, as well as resilience, self-forgiveness, acceptance, gratitude, and letting go. Increase awareness and a sense of deep connection with yourself and others. Apply mindfulness and loving kindness to reach into your heart, open it, and take risks by breaking free of the limits and expectations of love. Create a spacious balance of mind that allows you a more direct, experiential relationship with love.


EVENT DETAILS

Course 171184 CEUs available
Date  Saturday, August 19 and Sunday, August 20
Time  9:30 AM – 4:30 PM, Sat. night optional Q & A 7:00-9:00 PM
Cost  $340/300 by July 19
Place  Techny Towers, 2001 Waukegan Rd., near Northbrook, IL
Identifying and acknowledging your habitual thought patterns is the first step in developing a greater sense of awareness regarding your moment-to-moment existence. With core mindfulness and loving kindness techniques and meditation experientials, be guided through methods that best align with where you are right now by:

  1. Acknowledging and reconciling the inclusion of loving with yourself, others, and the world.
  2. Connecting and fostering self-love and love for others.
  3. Enhancing your capacity to love and receive the love of others with acceptance and a new perspective.

In these practices, you are invited to return, abide, and dwell in the flourishing of your potential. Rather than fall in and out of love, rise in love. Experience more compassion and well-being, connection, and a stronger sense of authenticity.

This retreat is for both new and experienced meditators. Bring a cushion if you would like to sit on the floor. Chairs are provided. The Saturday night optional program offers time for questions and answers and guided meditation.

 

Spirit Rock – REAL LOVE BOOK TOUR – Daylong Workshop

You are a person worthy of love. You don’t have to do anything to deserve all the love in the world. Real Love is a creative tool kit of mindfulness exercises and meditation techniques that help you truly engage with your present experience and create deeper love relationships with yourself, your partner, friends and family, and with life itself.

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Sharon Salzberg has taught lovingkindness meditation all over the world, and in her newest book she encourages us to strip away layers of negative habits and obstacles, helping us to experience authentic, love-based, direct experience, rather than preconceptions. Sharon will guide us in dispelling cultural and emotional habits and directing focused care and attention so we can recapture the essence of what it is to love and be loved. With positive reflections and practices, Sharon teaches us how to shift the responsibilities of the love that we give and receive to rekindle the powerful healing force of true connection. This daylong will include a combination of talks, guided meditation and direction for practice to carry forth the lessons of the day into our daily lives. This daylong is appropriate for all audiences. A book signing will follow the event.

Insight LA – REAL LOVE – Daylong Workshop

Sharon returns to Insight LA for a daylong immersion on Real Love as part of her Real Love Book Tour in 2017. To love ourselves, we must know ourselves. To love one another, we must know one another. But our assumptions, distractions, fears, expectations, and personal sense of unworthiness obscure these kernels of truth. We yearn for connection with others — but our minds get in the way, constantly spinning judgments about how we are fundamentally alienated from one another.

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REGISTER HERE

With core mindfulness and lovingkindness techniques, and other meditation exercises, Sharon Salzberg will guide participants through the process of seeing through layers of habit – whether rooted in fear, self-condemnation or other mental conditioning – to find a truer meaning of love for themselves, for their loved ones, for those they don’t know but with whom they share this planet — for all beings everywhere. Suitable for both new and experienced meditators, the course will consist of guided meditations, talks and time for questions and answers.