Romantic Fantasy, Everyday Disappointment: Meditation and Relationships

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Date Teaching Length
Mon, 12/02/2013 Romantic Fantasy 18:12
Mon, 12/09/2013 Love and Loneliness Tricycle Sustaining or Supporting Member Only 13:40
Mon, 12/16/2013 Lovingkindness: Alone With Others Tricycle Sustaining or Supporting Member Only 7:38
Mon, 12/23/2013 Real Love, Real Passion Tricycle Sustaining or Supporting Member Only 19:38

There is nothing as delicious as falling in love and nothing as devastating as falling out of it. When this happens, we have a unique opportunity to open more fully to our experience and to more complete relationships with others. In this retreat, we will explore the romantic expectations of love relationships and how through meditation practice we may work more closely with the dynamics of the masculine and feminine, independence and intimacy. View a preview of the retreat here:

Judith Simmer-Brown, PhD, is a prominent Buddhist scholar and has been a professor of religious studies at Naropa University since 1978. She has practiced Tibetan Buddhism for more than forty years and is an Acharya senior dharma teacher of the Shambhala Buddhist lineage of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche and Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, founder of Naropa University. Simmer-Brown serves on the steering committee of the American Academy of Religion's Contemplative Studies Group. Her published works include Dakini's Warm Breath: The Feminine Principle in Tibetan Buddhism (Shambhala). 

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Latest Comments in this Retreat

  • Damien9's picture
    Damien9 commented on
    March 16, 2014, 6:37 pm

    I was attracted to the title of the retreat because of feeling intense loneliness - the torment of loneliness you...

  • Noelle Bowles's picture
    Noelle Bowles commented on
    February 23, 2014, 3:53 pm

    Thank you, Judith, especially for the insight of a growing sense of isolation (and accompanying sadness, distress)....

  • garydudell87's picture
    garydudell87 commented on
    January 8, 2014, 2:24 pm

    Thank you ,Judith. I'm new to the site and very much enjoying and benefiting from your retreat. I've been practicing...

  • Jikai's picture
    Jikai commented on
    January 4, 2014, 10:12 am

    Thank you so much for this retreat and for addressing loneliness and aloneness, both in relationship and out. Your...