IntegralTherapy continues its “Time In” program with the following offerings: The “Benefactor” practice, “The Growing Edge” and the “Handshake” practice.
In these 3-hour Sunday afternoons we approach these practices with curiosity and creativity. You don’t have to be a meditation practitioner. We welcome all levels of experience. The only expertise we require is an open mind and a desire to experience..
Once again, we invite you take "Time In" from 1:30 to 4:30 on Sundays and join us. Conducted by Jacqueline Dubbs Siroka, ACSW, CGP, TEP and Jaye Moyer, TEP, LCSW-R
||1:30pm - 4:30pm
||Sociometric Studios, 213 West 35th Street, Suite 806 (8th floor)New York, NY
||There is no fee for this programs. (Suggested donation $40.00 - $60.00)
A snack to share is welcomed too!
||Call Jaye Moyer at (845) 774-9364 or Jacquie Siroka (212) 947-7111 ext. 201
Upcoming Dates & Subject Matters:
In our first Sunday session we will introduce a beautiful practice that helps us open to receiving compassion. The “Benefactor” practice, as taught by Lama John Makransky, is adapted from Tibetan Buddhist meditation traditions. It is particularly helpful in repairing broken receivers.
In order to feel and express compassion we must first be able to receive it. Unfortunately, many of us have broken receivers. We protect ourselves with hard hearts and ruminations on what is wrong and bad. Ironically, this perpetuates suffering and causes additional suffering in ourselves and in the world. Fortunately we can learn to receive. When we feel loved, held, safe and secure, we begin to relax and loosen our armor.
All of us have parts of ourselves that we wish we could nurture and develop. This session orients us in the direction we want to grow. Each of us will identify one area as the focal point of investigation: whether to be kinder, more patient, restrained, or spontaneous. We will look at the conditions that encourage and support growth. This practice requires developing deeper intimacy with ourselves.
“Handshaking”, as taught by Tsonkyi Rinpoche, is a meeting between mind and the feeling world. Handshaking begins with embodied and welcoming feelings towards anything that arises in experience, including emotions, resistance, sensations and thoughts - our “beautiful monsters”. We learn to be with the things that we normally want to push away or grasp tightly.
Exploring the “Handshake”, we will learn to create a more welcoming and accepting environment for all of our experiences. This is important because each of our experiences offers the opportunity to grow:30
There is no fee for this program. (Suggested donation $40 - $60). A snack to share is also welcomed!