Keeping Cool in the Fire:
Transforming Inner and Outer Conflict
A Daylong Retreat with Donald Rothberg
Conflicts can be challenging, whether in difficult personal choices, close relationships, the workplace, political polarization, or between ethnic groups. Conflicts may be the source of much frustration, despair, anger, and burnout. In this daylong retreat, we will offer a number of core principles and practices for working with conflicts. Guided by a vision of non-dual “conflict transformation” rooted in the Buddha’s Middle Way and the contemporary work of peacemakers, including seeing conflicts as differences of goals or values (not necessarily connected with hostility or aggression), we will approach conflicts as opportunities for learning, reconciliation, steadiness, trust, and compassion.
Donald Rothberg, Ph.D., a member of the Teachers Council at Spirit Rock in northern California, teaches classes and retreats on insight and lovingkindness meditation, transforming the judgmental mind, mindful communication, working skillfully with conflict, and socially engaged Buddhism. Formerly on the faculties of the University of Kentucky, Kenyon College, and Saybrook Graduate School, he has helped to guide a number of six-month to two-year training programs in socially engaged spirituality. He has practiced insight meditation since 1976, and has also received training in Tibetan Dzogchen practice. He is the author of The Engaged Spiritual Life and the co-editor of Ken Wilber in Dialogue: Conversations with Leading Transpersonal Thinkers.
Chairs will be provided. Bring a meditation cushion if you would like. Please bring a bagged lunch.
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