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Interpersonal Meditation Retreat (on hold)
May 2, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Interpersonal meditation is the practice of discovering and training new mindful ways of relating with others. The practice is done with others in pairs, small groups, and large groups. We practice directly the art of seeing and being seen in relationship without needing to change ourselves or others. Interpersonal meditation is an excellent way to integrate and bring our mindfulness practice off of the cushion into everyday relationships. Rather than falling back into small talk or habitual ways of relating, we can identify, name, and explore what’s present right here in connection. This provocative, and alternately unnerving and deeply calming practice of interpersonal meditation will be complemented by traditional silent sitting practices. The day offers an introduction and is open to people with any and all level of meditation experience, including total beginners.
Miles Bukiet teaches meditation and interpersonal meditation. His practice experience includes ~ five years of full-time study of meditation and related mind-body disciplines encompassing upwards of 10,000 hours of practice. This training included ~ two years at monasteries and practice centers in Asia, ~ two years of solitary retreat under the guidance of Alan Wallace, Ph.D. and Roshi Joan Halifax, Ph.D, and ~ one year studying with Soryu Forall at the Monastic Academy. Miles recently completed the Master’s of Applied Positive Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania where he focused his studies on the intersection of meditation and modern science and he leads Compassion Cultivation Trainings (CCT), a course designed at the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE) at Stanford University School of Medicine. He is currently studying the Alexander Technique (a refined method of fostering body awareness and tension release) with Ann Rodger at The Balance Arts Center where he is a two thirds of the way through a 1,600 hour teacher training. Miles works with college students through Dharma Gates, a non-profit he co-founded, that empowers young people to build meditation communities in order to confront racial, economic, and environmental challenges. He loves sharing meditation.
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