Program Details

Gentle and Fearless: The Way of the Woman Warrior (Westside)

with Katie Bainbridge & Anne Saitzyk
August 17 / 9:00 AM - August 17 / 5:00 PM

No one turned away for lack of funds

As women in our modern world we wear many hats:  mother, sister, wife, partner, friend, boss—to name a few. 

As our experience seems to be more and more disconnected from nature, women are especially vulnerable to losing a connection with our natural sanity and the wisdom of the rhythms of being a woman.  Speed, technology and materialism are forces that separate women from our core.  Through this separation from our nature, we can become anxious, depressed, and even physically sick.

Join us in this one day Women's retreat where we will invite you to slow down and reconnect with our basic goodness as women.  Through the practices of meditation, creativity, subtle body movements and aimless wandering we will unplug from technology and plug into our own power and gentleness as women.

KATHARINE BAINBRIDGE is a certified Jungian Analyst.  She has been a practicing Shambhala Buddhist for nearly 20 years and a devoted student of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche.  A chronic female health issue set her on an odyssey of healing.  This adventure led her to become a Jungian Analyst where she is devoted to empowering and helping to heal other women.  In 2010 she took a pilgrimage to the sacred sites of the feminine in Tibet and Nepal where she met Aama Bambo a female shaman and one if the 13 Indigenous Grandmothers.  This auspicious meeting initiated Katharine into the healing practices of Indigenous wisdom.  She has a private psychotherapy practice in Encino where she utilizes Jungian thought, Shambhala principles of creating Enlightened Society and Shamanic Healing practices to help others.  She is currently working on a book uniting Jungian Archetypes of the feminine and Shambhala principles.

ANNE SAITZYK is a student of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche and is a long time Shambhala Art teacher. She has served as Director of Contemplative Arts at Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles and is currently co-coordinator of Westside Shambhala. Anne met the dharma through the Dharma Art program in 1997. In her professional life, she teaches painting and drawing at Art Center College of Design and, this past summer, at Chung Ang University in Seoul, Korea.


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