Insight Meditation Modesto will be offering a daylong with Donald Rothberg on Saturday, October 22, 2011, 9:30 am to 5:00 pm at Doctors Medical Center, 1441 Florida Ave., Conference Center, room 1, Modesto, CA (the Conference Center is the building between the parking structure and the emergency department) on:
Working with Judgments
Judgments of a reactive and compulsive nature are very strong in most of our lives, and in the dominant culture. They can distort our perceptions, make relationships with others difficult and undermine our work in the world. In this daylong, we will examine what judgments are and how to work with them, using mindfulness and lovingkindness practices (and a number of periods of silent practice), inquiry, dyad work, and role play. These will help us to transform the energy of judgments–preserving the intelligence and discernment often found in judgments, while working through the destructive and compulsive aspects of judgments.
Donald Rothberg, Ph.D., a member of the Spirit Rock Teachers Council in the San Francisco Bay area, writes and teaches classes, groups, and retreats on meditation, daily life practice, spirituality and psychology, and socially engaged Buddhism. He has practiced mindfulness and lovingkindness meditation since 1976, and also has a background in Tibetan practice and the Hakomi approach to body-based psychotherapy. He has guided training programs (six months to two years in length) in socially engaged spirituality through Buddhist Peace Fellowship, Saybrook Graduate School (an interfaith program), and Spirit Rock Meditation Center. He is the co-editor (with Sean Kelly) of Ken Wilber in Dialogue: Conversations with Leading Transpersonal Thinkers, and the author of The Engaged Spiritual Life: A Buddhist Approach to Transforming Ourselves and the World.
This daylong is offered freely. Donations are gratefully accepted for Donald or for Insight Meditation Modesto. Please bring a vegetarian dish to share for a pot-luck lunch. Dress in loose and comfortable clothing. For the sake of those who may have sensitivities or allergies, please do not wear scented or perfumed products. If you have a meditation cushion, please bring it. Chairs will be available. Suitable for beginning and all-levels of practitioners.