Relationships from a Buddha’s Eye View with Bruce Tift
April 1–3, 2011
Intimate relationships demand both vulnerability and authenticity. To keep our hearts open to one another, while simultaneously maintaining our integrity, is incredibly challenging. By relating to intimacy as path, however, we may discover that personal liberation is actually a responsibility to others and that the irresolvable provocation of intimacy is exactly what we need to free ourselves from our conditioned history. By pairing interpersonal tools and views from Western psychotherapy with compassion-generating practices from Buddhism, we have an effective and unique means by which to transform relationship into a path of awakening. This program is for couples, therapists, practitioners, and anyone else interested in integrating meditation and psychotherapy.
Bruce Tift, M.A., L.M.F.T., has been in private practice since 1979, taught at Naropa University for twenty-four years, and given presentations in the U.S., Mexico, and Japan. A student of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and practitioner of Vajrayana Buddhism since 1975, he lives in Boulder, Colorado.
Bruce Tift, MA, LMFT, has been in private practice since 1979, taught at Naropa University for 25 years, and given presentations in the U.S., Mexico and Japan. His new CD, Already Free: Buddhism Meets Psychotherapy on the Path of Liberation, explores the human issues of neurosis, anxiety, body awareness and relationship dynamics.
Financial aid is available for this program.