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Awakening Individually and Collectively in a Time of Need

  • Tucson Community Meditation Center 1231 East Edison Street Tucson, AZ, 85719 United States (map)

How do we combine depth of spiritual practice with engaging in the larger world, responding to the major challenges and crises of our times? In this daylong retreat, we will combine periods of silent practice, helping us to quiet our minds, deepen insight, and  open our hearts, with exploration of the connection between inner and outer transformation through group and interactive practices, including several developed by the beloved teacher and activist, Joanna Macy, short talks, and discussion.

Recognizing that there are phases of more inner work and more outer engagement, and very personal ways of navigating this balance, Donald will help us clarify a number of themes related to engaged practice, such as: seeing the world with dharma eyes; working with wise speech and cultivating empathy in the midst of differences and conflicts; opening to difficult emotions and working with reactivity; and connecting with the vision of what Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. called the “beloved community.”

WHEN:  Friday, January 26, 2018
     9:30am - 4:30pm

WHERE:  Tucson Community Meditation Center
     1231 E. Edison St
     Tucson, AZ 85719

PARKING:  Please be mindful to not park on the same block as TCMC. For those who have challenges walking, you are invited to pull into the circle driveway in front of the house.

COST:  $20 plus Donation for the teacher


CONTACT:  Terry Magee

BIO:  Donald Rothberg, Ph.D.
is a member of the Teachers Council at Spirit Rock in northern California, has practiced Insight Meditation since 1976, and has also received training in Tibetan Dzogchen and Mahamudra practice, the Hakomi approach to body-based psychotherapy, and trauma work. Formerly on the faculties of the University of Kentucky, Kenyon College, and Saybrook Graduate School, he currently writes and teaches classes, groups, and retreats on meditation, transforming the judgmental mind, mindful communication, working skillfully with conflict, and socially engaged Buddhism. He has helped to guide a number of six-month to two-year training programs in socially engaged spirituality, both Buddhist-based and interfaith—through Buddhist Peace Fellowship, Saybrook, and Spirit Rock. He is the author of The Engaged Spiritual Life: A Buddhist Approach to Transforming Ourselves
and the World, and is working on Transforming the Judgmental Mind.