Online Retreats

Reversing Compassion Fatigue ~ Daylong

Date: March 19, 2022

Location:

Online, via Zoom

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8am–1pm US Pacific Time / 11am–4pm US Eastern Time
With Stephen Snyder

Investment: Any amount, suggested contribution of $25, $50, or $75.

Compassion fatigue is all too real for those in service professions.  The demands of managing life, along with being of service to others can be draining beyond a point of rejuvenation.

In this daylong, online retreat we will explore the causes of compassion fatigue and the strategies and practices that can be applied to reverse this depletion and to rejuvenate the spirit with resilience and buoyancy.

We will learn about setting boundaries and how to balance our energy to retain more life force and expend less while still being sensitive and responsive to client experiences and needs.

We will practice heart meditations, and related practices, that reveal and awaken our deepest nature’s heart qualities.  During this daylong, you will learn and practice the meditations, practices, and common resistances to Innate Goodness, Equanimity, and Compassion.

  • Innate Goodness is a quality in us all, that is not dependent on being any certain way or doing anything specific.  It is our goodness when you are at rest.
  • Equanimity teaches us to accept this moment and lower our resistance to what is actually happening—freeing us from the suffering we experience while contracting against what is arising.
  • Compassion reveals to us an ability to extend an inclusive holding for our dissatisfactoriness and suffering, as well as while attending to others.

This retreat will be based upon content in Stephen Snyder’s book Buddha’s Heart: Meditation Practice for Developing Well-Being, Love, and Empathy.

The format of the daylong includes:

  • talks on our inherent heart qualities, instruction on the meditations and practices related to Innate Goodness, Equanimity, and Compassion
  • group discussion on the common resistances to these heart experiences
  • and ample opportunity for questions or comments with Stephen

Stephen Snyder is a retired attorney and a senior meditation teacher in the Buddhist tradition.  He is the author of Buddha’s Heart, co-author of Practicing the Jhanas, and author of the forthcoming Demystifying Awakening (March 2022). He works with students worldwide as well as leading online and in-person retreat in the U.S., the U.K., and Europe.

Investment: Any amount, suggested contribution of $25, $50, or $75.
Register Now: https://awakeningdharma.org/rcf-reg/

Innate Goodness, Gratitude, and Forgiveness ~ Daylong

Date: January 22, 2022

Location:

Online, via Zoom

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8am–1pm US Pacific Time / 11am–4pm US Eastern Time
With Stephen Snyder

Investment: Any amount, suggested contribution of $25, $50, or $75.

Scholarship is available, please write to awakeningdharma@yahoo.com for more information.

The Divine Abodes, or Brahmavihāras, are ancient Buddhist heart meditations, and related practices, that reveal and awaken our deepest nature’s heart qualities.  

During this daylong, we will learn and practice the meditations, practices, and common resistances to Innate Goodness, Gratitude, and Forgiveness.

Innate Goodness connects us to the unconditioned goodness that is an inherent part of our deeper or true nature. Gratitude connects us to our appreciation and the unseen support we have always had in our lives. Finally, Forgiveness lets us authentically open to the memories and relationships that have been difficult or painful in our lives and appropriately release guilt, shame, hurt, and anger. Together these practices invite a deeper opening to who and what we truly are while releasing out dated memories and hurts.

This retreat will be based upon content in Stephen Snyder’s book Buddha’s Heart.

The format of this daylong retreat will include:

• talks on True Nature’s heart qualities;
• instruction on, and participating with, the meditations and practices related to Innate Goodness, Gratitude and Forgiveness;
• group discussion on the common resistances to these heart experiences;
• and ample opportunity for questions or comments with Stephen.

Investment: Any amount, suggested contribution of $25, $50, or $75.
Register Now: https://awakeningdharma.org/iggrforg-registration