Program Details

Connections - dating, friendships, and connecting with others; and a HOLIDAY PARTY (Westside)


with Katie Bainbridge & David Fraioli
December 19 / 7:30 PM - December 19 / 9:30 PM

No one turned away for lack of funds.


There are so many ways to meet people today--internet dating sites, meet-up groups, speed dating, bars and clubs.....Slow Dating is the Shambhala alternative.  


How can we bring mindfulness and kindness to the world of dating and meeting people? By having confidence in our own basic goodness and the basic goodness of others. Through the path of meditation, we learn to trust ourselves and then open to others. When we trust ourselves,  we don't fear rejection, or hope for acceptance. We  can simply relax and appreciate getting to know each other.


Join us for this talk which will be followed by a holiday party!


Katie and David will lead a full day Slow Dating event on January 20.


Katie Bainbridge is a long time Shambhala Buddhist practitioner and student of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. She is a Jungian Analyst and a psychotherapist in private practice in Encino. She specializes in dream work and feminine development issues.


David Fraioli has been studying and practicing Shambhala Buddhism since 1999. He spent a year at Karme Choling, a Shambhala retreat center in rural Vermont. He is an Assistant Director in Shambhala Training, and recently completed Meditation Instructor training. David is pursuing an acting career in LA, and is interested in creating community through shared inspirations.

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