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The Forgotten Child: Explorations in Meditation and Psychology
with William Auerbach & Joseph Mauricio
October 18 / 7:00 PM - October 19 / 6:00 PM
This program is now closed to online registration. Please call 212-675-6544 to register.
There is great wisdom and energetic potential in trauma that lies buried in the body like a child banished to the shadows. This self-denial creates defensive tension in the body, unease in the heart, and a mind continually clinging to externals in order to find wholeness.
Meditation allows us to settle into the body, so that we can open up to our energetic core. Bodhicitta practices of Loving-kindness and Compassion become practical ways of accessing those feelings free of bias or judgment. As we meet ourselves with deep affection, we can unlock the defensive code that keeps feelings embedded in our system and can reunite with the forgotten child inside.
THE FORGOTTEN CHILD, a Friday night public talk followed by a practical workshop on Saturday, is the next installment of our popular Meditation & Psychology series. The program employs contemplative compassion practices, talks and group discussion in order to bring basic psychological tenets and contemplative mind training into the realm of transformative healing.
William Auerbach is a student of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. He has a private practice and is on the teaching faculty of New York University's Contemplative Study Project which is part of the Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis.
Joseph Mauricio, a senior teacher in the Shambhala Buddhist Tradition, is a student of Meditation Master Sakyong Mipham, Rinpoche. He is a writer, lecturer and, as founder of LIFEWORK Personal Coaching Services, a meditation, performance, public speaking and personal actualization coach.