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October 1st: Healing the Healer: A Daylong for Compassion, Self­-Care and R...

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Healing the Healer: A Daylong for Compassion, Self­-Care and Restorative Practices

Led by Melvin Escobar, Louije Kim, Kat Roubos, David Shih­Chun Wu

East Bay Meditation Center

285 17th Street, Oakland


This daylong is offered to those that are in service to others, bringing together healers and caregivers to learn and re­learn self­care practices. The metaphor of “first securing one’s own oxygen mask before helping others” is foundational to being of true service. The facilitators of this daylong are professionally trained psychotherapists. We will offer strategies for surviving and thriving based on the timeless wisdom of the Buddhadharma. Through meditation practices and interactive exercises, we will explore how to manage vicarious trauma and burnout to support healers in their own healing.


Melvin Escobar is a registered yoga teacher and licensed psychotherapist in private practice. Melvin teaches workshops on self-­care and leads classes for Kaiser Permanente's Behavioral Health Dept. Melvin's psychotherapeutic orientation is based in helping clients identify, heal and transform through their life experiences and navigate the systems of oppression that cause mental distress. In all his work he offers body­-centered contemplative practices to create personal and social healing based in Buddhist and Yogic practices. http://www.melvinescobar.com


Louije Kim is an Oakland­based therapist and dharma practitioner who has been cultivating a Vipassana practice since 2009. Louije completed the East Bay Meditation Center’s (EBMC) Commit to Dharma program in 2012 and is a graduate of Spirit Rock's most recent iterations of the Dedicated Practitioner and Community Dharma Leader programs. They are currently participating in Spirit Rock’s Teacher Training Program. Louije is deeply committed to the personal and collective liberation of local communities through the integration of political praxis and dharma.


Katherine Roubos is a Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction instructor who teaches courses independently across the Bay Area and through Kaiser SF. Katherine’s training comprises more than 9 months of cumulative silent retreat and monastic practice, including temporary ordination with a Bhikkhuni Sangha in Thailand in 2013. They completed the Commit to Dharma program at EBMC in 2012 and are currently enrolled in the Dedicated Practitioners Program at Spirit Rock. David Shih­Chun Wu is a committed mindfulness practitioner and a hospice social worker. His spiritual practice is bringing loving­kindness and mindfulness to daily life, with particular interest in transitions of birth, sickness, aging and death. His involvement with EBMC has included participating in the first Commit2Dharma program and being a former volunteer coordinator for the Alphabet Sangha. He believes in the power of witnessing and storytelling as self­care & liberation tools for all beings on the margins.


David Shih­Chun Wu is a committed mindfulness practitioner and a hospice social worker. His spiritual practice is bringing loving­kindness and mindfulness to daily life, with particular interest in transitions of birth, sickness, aging and death. His involvement with EBMC has included participating in the first Commit2Dharma program and being a former volunteer coordinator for the Alphabet Sangha. He believes in the power of witnessing and storytelling as self­care & liberation tools for all beings on the margins.

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Space is limited & registration is required. Please email admin@eastbaymeditation.org for registration information.

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The East Bay Meditation Center operates using a generosity-based, gift economics model. This means we charge no set registration fees to attend our events and instead rely on the generous giving of our community. All classes at the Center do come with a financial cost. Class participants are offered an opportunity to make a voluntary gift to EBMC during the registration process or at an event itself.

Please note that no one will be turned away for lack of funds. If you would like to explore any EBMC volunteer positions, please send an email expressing your interest to admin@eastbaymeditation.org.


EBMC TEACHERS ARE NOT PAID BY THE CENTER

You can offer a voluntary financial gift to them at the class.

In order to protect the health of community members with environmental illness, please do not wear fragranced products (including natural fragrances) or clothes laundered in fragranced products to EBMC.


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