Residential Weekend – Radical Acceptance: Healing and Freeing our Hearts – Kripalu, West Stockbridge, MA
October 18 @ 6:00 pm - October 20 @ 12:00 pm
Stockbridge, MA – Radical Acceptance: Healing and Freeing our Hearts
For everyone; no meditation experience required.
One of the deepest forms of suffering in contemporary society is the pain of believing that “something is wrong with me.” Feeling that we are continually falling short is like a toxic gas we breathe, making it difficult to be truly intimate with others or at home in our body, heart, and mind. Whether in the shape of chronic self-judgment, blaming others, depression, anxiety, or shame, feelings of deficiency prevent us from living and loving fully.
Radical acceptance arises as we cultivate mindfulness and self-compassion, and it reveals the sacred presence that shines through our own, and all beings. In this program that includes talks, guided meditations, exercises, and discussion, we learn to bring an unconditionally kind presence to the parts of our lives that are judged and unforgiven. We then explore how to cultivate the forgiveness and compassion that allows us to embrace others with an open and wise heart.
Recommended reading Tara Brach, Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life with the Heart of a Buddha (Bantam); Tara Brach, True Refuge: Finding Peace and Freedom in Your Own Awakened Heart (Bantam)
Registration and information: kripalu.org/presenters-programs/radical-acceptance-healing-and-freeing-our-hearts