Event Type Virtual
A Real LIFE Program with Diane Musho Hamilton Tuesdays, 10:00 – 11:30 am MT February 13 – April 2, 2024 Via Zoom The Compassionate Conversations Study and Practice Course is for
A Real LIFE Program with Diane Musho Hamilton
Tuesdays, 10:00 – 11:30 am MT
February 13 – April 2, 2024
The Compassionate Conversations Study and Practice Course is for those passionate about improving the quality of their conversations. These times call for excellent communication skills, whether talking lightly about the topics we agree about or intensely about those we don’t. Every conversation has the potential to transform our understanding and deepen our relationships.
The course focuses on up-leveling your capacity to converse more effectively with friends, family, and groups about topics that matter. The course explores how to build commonality in conversation and the excitement of exploring our differences. We will discuss issues such as power and privilege in the context of effective communication. This is not a course in social justice advocacy.
We will deepen your capacity by offering new frameworks and skills, including how to use the body and breath to calm your nervous system – learning to stay present and engaged. You will explore the capacity of conflict skills to create more freedom and ease in your relationships.
This online course consists of eight sessions over eight weeks. Sessions are 90 minutes in length on Zoom, a video conferencing platform. In addition to the live class sessions, you will receive:
- Access to Zoom video and audio recordings
- Supplemental materials
- Optional facilitated weekly practice groups.
Each 90-minute session will include a teaching segment from chapters in the book, a practice session in small groups, and an opportunity to ask questions that have come up in your daily life. We will offer coaching tips for honing your skills.
The Compassionate Conversations Study and Practice Course is highly experiential, engaging participants in open dialogue and practices. These practices are designed to foster self-expression, deep listening, emotional authenticity, and to address our defensive patterns, unconscious biases, and power dynamics. More importantly, this Real LIFE Programs training will awaken the qualities of self-confidence, wisdom, and compassion for ourselves and others.
$399 Early Registration until January 15, 2024
(Tuesday) 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Love of the Dharma is back. We are excited! We have been building a space for conversations, practice, and peer reflection around our love for the dharma and much more.
Love of the Dharma is back. We are excited! We have been building a space for conversations, practice, and peer reflection around our love for the dharma and much more. Creating that space has been a supportive experience in our training and our capacity to grow together.
We would like to invite you to our 7th iteration of this space. This year, we will read Illumination: A Guide to the Buddhist Method of No-Method by Rebecca Li.
By reading this book and conversing in a supportive group, we will practice engaging freely and fully in our gatherings and lives.
Please CLICK HERE to check our syllabus.
Love of the Dharma: An Illumination Study Group
Wednesdays, 6:30 – 7:50 pm MT
April 3 – May 29, 2024 (8 weeks)
Choose a price
$75 – $100 – $125 USD
About Ro Shogaku Martinez
Ro Shogaku is a Zen monk, facilitator, Two Arrows Zen assistant administrator, and Real LIFE Programs coordinator. He has experience in business, transformational training, and existential psychology. In 2016, he decided to devote himself to studying and practicing Integral Zen. Rodrigo is ordained in the Zen tradition and facilitates a weekly study group called “Love of the Dharma.” He is committed to facilitating groups imbued with warmth, connection and full of heart. Ro was born and lives in Mexico City.
(Wednesday) 6:30 pm - 7:50 pm
Spring Sesshin with Michael Mugaku Zimmerman RoshiMay 1-5, 202421 G Street, Salt Lake City, Utah You are invited to join the Steelyard Sangha for Spring Sesshin
Spring Sesshin with Michael Mugaku Zimmerman Roshi
May 1-5, 2024
21 G Street, Salt Lake City, Utah
You are invited to join the Steelyard Sangha for Spring Sesshin in Salt Lake City, May 1-5. This is an urban retreat well suited to practitioners who may not be able to attend fully residential retreats.
The program includes Zazen and Services, samu (work practice), Dharma talks, and an opportunity to meet with the teacher (Dokusan). In the afternoon, the schedule includes time for light exercise and embodiment sessions to support your sitting practice.
Wed, May 1: 6:00 – 8:30 pm
Thu – Sat, May 2-4: 6:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sun, May 5: 6:00 am – 11:00 am
The Jukai ceremony (Receiving the Precepts) will be on Sunday morning.
The Wednesday evening opening includes a social with light refreshments. We will provide breakfast, lunch, and snacks on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Breakfast is included on Sunday morning.
A MESSAGE FROM MUGAKU ROSHI
“Please join us in this urban retreat. Extended sitting is a rare opportunity to deepen your practice and become more intimate with your mind. And gathering with fellow practitioners will strengthen your resolve to awaken more thoroughly to your life and your ever-present Buddha Nature.” – Mugaku Roshi
$359 Two Arrows Zen Member
$419 General Admission
Can’t come in person? Join the Spring Sesshin Online