Tools for Being Human: Buddhist Practices

Tools for Being Human: Buddhist Practices

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Bring more kindness and joy to yourself and the world with this weekly workshop

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Tools for Being Human is a by donation weekly online workshop. Register to receive the link for this online class.

For over 2,500 years the Buddhist tradition has created powerful tools to work with our minds. These tools are practical, direct ways to bring something different to the world. More kindness. More joy. Each session will explore various practices including Tonglen "sending/receiving", Maitri "loving-kindness", LoJong "mind training" and other meditative practices to help cultivate sanity for ourselves and others. The class will focus on practical and everyday applications so they can apply directly to when we need them most. Despite the rich heritage of philosophical and intellectual study in Buddhism, at its heart is something very basic and direct. We will explore that. 

Speaker bio:

Carlyle Coash, MA, BCC has spent many years in the fields of performance, education and spiritual counseling. His life has been a series of firsts, blazing away into the unknown so that others can walk the path a little easier. As a spiritual counselor in hospice and palliative care, he created hundreds of rituals and life transitions, assisting others to find clarity about the most essential elements in their lives. He works with trauma, grief and major life changes with people of many ages. He specialized in pediatric palliative care and end of life, working with dynamic teams in Colorado and California. He contributed to the creation of the book Making Healthcare Whole and has a chapter published in The Arts of Contemplative Care by Wisdom Press. He is also a founder of The Actor's Gymnasium, a Chicago-based school dedicated to the alternative theatre arts and performance. He is certified as a Mindfulness Meditation Instructor and is the first Tibetan Buddhist practitioner to be Board Certified through the Association of Professional Chaplains. He is also honored to be a part of Wisdom Spring, a nonprofit that creates water and education projects in Africa, India and Nepal. 

Donations help support PRS and our programs. Thank you! Please email carlyle@prs.org if you have any questions or do not receive a link for the event.

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