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Being With Grief: A half-day retreat on how Mindfulness, Self-compassion an...

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Parish Hall at Trinity Episcopal Church

1500 State Street

Santa Barbara, CA 93101

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Being With Grief

How Mindfulness, Self-compassion and Nature Connection can help us to live with our pain.


There are some pains that cannot be taken away. The grief we feel when we lose someone or something of great significance to us may be overwhelming and prompt a desperate search to find a way out of the suffering we are experiencing. But no matter how hard we try; we cannot make it better.

In this half-day retreat, we will offer a set of practices that can help us to find freedom in our suffering. This approach based on mindfulness, self-compassion, and nature connection will help us to find a way of being with our pain that lessens its intensity as we experience compassion, a greater sense of meaning, and deep, heartfelt connection.

Dr's Kearney & Weininger presented this workshop at InsightLA to a very positive response and are excited to present it in Santa Barbara.

This workshop is for all who have experienced grief, whether recently or more distantly, and are interested in learning how meditation practices may be of help. It is suitable for both novice and experienced meditators.

The workshop is intended for the general public as well as healthcare professionals as well. Healthcare professionals will be able to incorporate the tools and practices offered in this program in ways beneficial to clients or patients.


4 CE credits are provided for this workshop for psychologists, registered nurses, LCSW, LPCC, LEP, MFT, and LMFT

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Michael Kearney, MD, a physician with over 35 years’ experience in palliative care and hospice at Cottage Hospital and Serenity House in Santa Barbara. He is interested in models of healing that go beyond the Bio-Medical to include the whole person and the world. He is inspired by the teachings of Engaged Buddhism and Earth-based spirituality. His latest book entitled, “The Nest in The Stream: Lessons from Nature of Being with Pain” offers an ecological model of self-care and resilience that awakens the desire to act for the welfare of all beings. Visit michaelkearneymd.com

Radhule Weininger, Ph.D., clinical psychologist, and teacher of Buddhist meditation and Buddhist psychology, is the founder and guiding teacher of the One Dharma Sangha as well as the resident teacher of mindfulness practice at the La Casa de Maria Retreat Center in Santa Barbara, California. She is mentored by Jack Kornfield in her teaching and by Joanna Macy in her interest in Engaged Buddhism. Radhule has a strong interest in the direct experience of the sacred and how this can inspire our service to others. Her recent book "Heartwork: The Path of Self-Compassion 9 Practices for Opening The Heart", with a foreword by Jack Kornfield is published by Shambala Publications. Visit: radhuleweiningerphd.com

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