Program Details

Introduction to Unconditional Healing


with Jeff Rubin
July 12 / 7:30 PM - July 12 / 9:30 PM

Donation can be applied to full weekend.  No one will be turned away for lack of funds.


This evening talk by Jeff Rubin is the first of several talks he will give during the full weekend.  It also stands on its own for those who can come only Friday evening. 


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.


This evening, and the weekend, are open to all 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 is not required.


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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