Transforming the Judgmental Mind: A NYI Weekend Retreat
with Donald Rothberg
Saturday, November 16th, 2019 | 9:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday, November 17th, 2019 | 9:00am – 4:00pm
Judgments of a reactive nature are very strong in most of our lives and in the dominant culture we live in. They can distort our perceptions, make relationships difficult, and undermine our work in the world.
In this retreat, we will explore such judgments (and their difference from non-reactive discernment) and how to transform them. We will cultivate mindfulness of judgments; inquiry into the deep roots of judgments; and heart practices such as lovingkindness, forgiveness, and compassion. We will also explore the somatic and social dimensions of judgments–how we internalize dominant views (e.g., of race, gender, etc.).
These tools will help us to preserve the intelligence and energy often found in judgments, using them for discernment and compassionate action, while working through judgments’ destructive, automatic, and compulsive aspects.
The retreat will combine silent meditation practice, guided meditations, short talks, and discussion.
Donald Rothberg will also give an evening talk on the Seven Stages of the Spiritual Journey on Friday, November 15th from 7-9pm. Click here for more info.
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Registration Fees include Teacher Support
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