Educator Circle Gathering

with Jonathan Kirkendall

March 10th

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    Room: Windhorse

    Educators, meditation instructors, community/affinity group leaders and Shambhala guides in the Philadelphia sangha are invtied to this important training, given at the request of many in our educator community. We are excited to welcome back Jonathan Kirkendall as teacher.

    It is essential that those of us who are engaged in giving meditation instruction or in leadership positions are sensitive to possible trauma in people we encounter. There are simple guidelines that can help us to tune into that potential and respect the boundaries of those we serve. This is not to suggest in any way that we take on the role of therapist or try to do trauma work. Rather it is an invitation to reflect on how we work with body, speech and mind, with ourselves and our students.
    As our own community engages in a close examination of our culture and power structure, we have an opportunity to see how aspects of our tradition and training (i.e. meditation instruction) can support that inquiry and bring greater wisdom and compassion into our activities. 
    This training is free of charge.