No Hope, No Fear Part 2: Mindfulness & Space with Frank Berliner
May 26–28, 2006
If we look honestly at our lives, we can see they are pervaded by an unending dance between hope and fear. The teachings of Shambhala invite us to live with an unflinching awareness of this truth, rather than look for a path that will somehow avoid it.
In the remaining seminars of this four-part series, we will study this theme as it recurs throughout the work and life of Chögyam Trungpa, exploring its practical application to our own spiritual journey through meditation practice (including the Sadhana of Mahamudra), lectures, group discussion and poetry reading. You may participate in any or all of these four programs.
Mastering the art of meditation is an endless journey. Along the way, we begin by learning to appreciate the importance of sustained, gradual effort — what the Buddha termed “right effort.” We bring gentleness to our own confusion. This is the practice of mindfulness.
As we proceed on the path, we glimpse the significance of non-effort as well, discovering the fundamental openness that we already are and have always been. This openness, or space, is the practice of awareness. In this weekend retreat, we will explore the paradoxical interplay of effort and non-effort on the path.
Part 3: Warrior Heart will be held September 22 – 24.
Part 4: Sacred Wisdom will be held in December 1 – 3.
Frank Berliner is a core faculty member at Naropa University, where he teaches Buddhist and Western humanistic psychology. A long-standing student of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, he has served as national director for Shambhala Training. He maintains a private practice as a psychotherapist and organizational consultant in Boulder, Colorado.
Frank Berliner is an associate professor of Contemplative Psychology at Naropa University. He became a student of the Vidyadhara in 1974 and later served as the national director of Shambhala Training, and executive director and resident teacher of the Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center. Frank is also a psychotherapist and life coach in Boulder, Colorado.
Financial aid is available for this program.