Shameless Embodiment: An Introduction to Contemplative Psychology
with Miriam Hall & Emma Bunnell
September 24th from 10 am - 12 pm MT
FREE - ONLINE
Embodying our gender and sexuality can feel tricky, and trigger shame. In this introductory program, we will touch on gentle practices together, and build a communal field to share the raw humanness of what makes us both individual and part of collective wholeness. This program is also an introduction overall to Karuna Training, a program rooted in Tibetan Buddhist teachings providing a modern opportunity to practice deep psychological awareness. If you're looking for an authentic space to investigate emotional energies, mine them for their innate wisdom, and learn methods that cultivate kind-hearted acceptance and self-love, Karuna Training is the program for you.
Participants will practice contemplative methods that bring us more present and connected with others.
This two-hour program is appropriate for anyone aspiring to combine mindfulness, awareness, and compassion with their experiences in everyday life.
Please note there are no prerequisites for this program.
- How to be more present with themselves in an embodied way
- Methods that build ‘intensity capacity’ with uncomfortable emotions and circumstances
What to Expect:
- Guided Meditation
- Practicing Contemplative Psychology methods within a group
- Sharing and working with one’s personal experience of emotions, especially around embodiment, gender, and sexuality
To receive a preview of what to expect, click here
to read Miriam's article Shedding Shame: Growing Compassion for Sexuality and Gender.
Miriam Hall is a cisgender queer white woman who is the lead teacher at Herspiral Contemplative Arts
(www.herspiral.com) and co-director of Nalanda Miksang Contemplative Photography (www.miksang.org), as well as a senior teacher of Nalanda Miksang.She is a meditation instructor, an authorized Maitri Space Awareness teacher, and a creativity coach. Her work focuses on the intersection of compassion and perception and unapologetically regards all liberation as inherently tied to social justice. She was a member of the first North American cohort of Karuna Training, both basic and graduate, and has been on faculty since 2017.
Emma (they/she) is a queer non-binary individual based in San Diego, CA and currently works as a Director of Implementation at a software company in Solana Beach. Emma leads regular meditation groups through the San Diego Shambhala Center and recently completed the Karuna Training Graduate Program.