Online: Resilience Club – Bringing Compassion to Our Anger and Overwhelm

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Online: Resilience Club – Bringing Compassion to Our Anger and Overwhelm
with Ralph De La Rosa
Saturday, August 29th, 2020 | 1:00pm – 5:00pm ET

Our nervous systems have never been so raw. The loss, the upheaval, the uncertainty, the hope, the fear – it’s never been more real. For meditators committed to keeping our eyes and our hearts wide open through all of this, it can be particularly challenging. Where do we find the energy to continue engaging? How do we work with overwhelm? How do we practice acceptance when what we’re confronted with is unacceptable? How can we embody compassion when it’s never been so right to be so angry? What if our meditation practice has fallen apart?

Drawing from the material in Ralph’s new book, Don’t Tell Me to Relax: Emotional Resilience in the Age of Rage, Feels, and Freak Outs, this half-day workshop will offer practices for meeting the complexities of our situation directly. Through meditations, breathwork, lively talks, and group discussion, this workshop will offer sustenance and insight that is free of platitudes and spiritual bypassing.

Resilience Club is a monthly series of workshops and online events that speak directly to our times. It is for meditators who want to harness the power of inner connectivity and outer community so we can survive and thrive in the face of myriad social and political crises. Each workshop will focus on a different theme and will be in collaboration with a different venue. Sign up for Ralph’s mailing list at to stay in the know.

20% of Ralph’s proceeds from all workshops will be donated to Future Now Fund, who support progressive state-level candidates in defeating incumbent GOP senators. For more, please visit

Ralph is generously offering 50% off the subsidized base price for black and brown people and folks in the trans spectrum (please email


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Registration Fees include Teacher Support

New York Insight Meditation Center has streamlined the registration fee levels. Members of our Circle of Friends are eligible to receive 20% off of the Sustaining Rate via a code provided in the email confirming membership, which you can enter after clicking the Sustaining Level registration.

*Benefactor Level: Supports NYI’s ability to offer the Subsidized Base.

**Sustaining Level: This level reflects the actual costs to support this program. Circle of Friends members eligible for 20% discount with code. Click here to join.

***Subsidized Base: Made possible by the generosity of Benefactor Level above and other donations to ensure participation by those requiring financial assistance.
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If you are unable to pay the Subsidized Base Fee, you can learn about volunteering to offer work exchange and letting us know how much you are able to pay for this program by emailing



Ralph De La Rosa, LCSW

Ralph De La Rosa is an internationally published author, trauma-focused psychotherapist, and seasoned meditation teacher. His new book, Don’t Tell Me to Relax: Emotional Resilience in the Age of Rage, Feels, and Freak Outs is available wherever books are sold. Ralph began practicing meditation in 1996 and has taught since 2008.

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