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Freedom and Intimacy: Zen Teachings on Healthy and Happy Relationships

25th November 2017 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuition fee: £40

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Kevin Jikai Pickard

One day retreat / CPD day for Zenways Mindfulness and Meditation Teachers
Teacher: Kevin Jikai Pickard Sensei

This one day course is open to anybody who wants to learn how to apply Zen to their relationships. Our relationships often bring us the most happiness and also the most hurt and confusion in our lives. This course looks at an eight stage cycle of the creation of pain in relationships and how to move into and sustain happy and healthy ways of relating to others and ourselves. The course draws on Buddhist psychology and key Zen teachings to provide a framework to understand why relationships go wrong and how we can do our best to make them work well. It offers practical strategies and meditation approaches, along with opportunities for self-inquiry both during and after the course.

The eight stages are:

Falling out of the Pure Land – the descent in to dualistic hell
Manas a manas – the basis of unhappiness
Close the gap – heart goals not smart goals
The great grief – shattering into a thousand pieces so that you can be rebuilt
The wide open universal heart – only compassion and kindness work
Emptiness and generosity – the more you give, the more you get (but only if you do it right)
The true partner of no rank – not knowing is most intimate
Attachment without attachment – healthy and happy relationships
The course provides 6 hours of CPD for Zenways Mindfulness and Meditation Teachers.
Poole: 25th November 2017 (Hosted by Dorset Zen Society – tickets available here)
London (Camberwell): 9th December 2017 (tickets available here)
Edinburgh: 27th January 2018 (Hosted by Edinburgh Zen Society)
Glasgow: 28th January 2018
Brighton: 24th January 2018 (Hosted by Brighton Zen Society)
Tickets for Freedom and Intimacy: Zen teachings of healthy and happy relationships for Dorset on 25th November 2017 can be purchased via the Dorset Zen Society website – tickets available here).


25th November 2017
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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