Program Details

Unconditional Healing: Embracing Illness and Adversity and Discovering One's True Self

with Jeff Rubin
July 12 / 7:30 PM - July 14 / 3:00 PM

$60.00 to repeat the weekend.  No one will be turned away for lack of funds.


Illness is like sand in the engine of our life, stalling us, and often leaving us in despair.  The conventional view of illness is that it's something to be resisted and discarded at the earliest opportunity and that it offers no intrinsic value or worth.  Consequently, if the illness is chronic or life-threatening, we often feel a loss of self esteem and self worth, and a sense of isolation.


The more expansive view of illness or adversity in general is that it is a profound and auspicious occasion in our lives, forcing us to confront questions of mortality and wellbeing. Through this exploration, we may discover our genuine nature of wisdom and compassion in the midst of our predicament. This is the view that we will explore and practice together. 


The weekend will be comprised of talks, discussions, reflection circles, meditation practice, and contemplation and healing practices. Open to those who are ill or disabled, their partners, friends and/or caregivers, as well as those who would like to learn more about working with adverse circumstances.  Meditation experience not required. 


Contact Laura Burnham with any questions: or 626-357-9041


Jeff Rubin is a senior teacher in the Shambhala Buddhist tradition, and has directed meditation-related workshops for over 30 years.  Subsequent to contracting a progressive illness, Jeff began the study and practice of teachings that view illness as a steppingstone to spiritual growth, wholeness, and unconditional well-being. He has been directing programs on Unconditional Healing since 2006.
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