About the Event
The human heart has no circumference. Nothing can hold it back from loving not only near and dear but far and wide. Such love coming from us and to us gives us a sense of fulfillment on our human journey. We find affirmations and practices that help this happen. We can go beyond fear and ego to comfort and joy. Presenter David Richo shares these and additional insights from his booklet Take Heart – The Ways of Love, Free of Fear and Ego. A free copy will be given to each participant.
A healthy person combines and integrates his or her psychological work with a spiritual practice. Here are some ways this can happen for us:
We find ways to increase our wisdom and compassion.
We enter the serenity and equanimity that happen when we are no longer driven or stopped by fears and fixations.
We free our ego from its terrified clinging to self-centeredness in favor of true intimacy and a deeper sense of our part in the evolution of humanity.
We become more attuned to our inner trio when making choices: what our head knows; how our heart feels; whether our gut agrees.
We accept the givens of our lives with a yes to the way things are but with the courage to make whatever changes we can make.
We realize that our life purpose is to actualize our human powers and unconditional loving is our best power. This workshop introduces us to specific practices that help this happen.
Registration begins at 9:00 am to 9:30 am.
9:30 am. First Session.
12:00 pm. Lunch and retreat end at 3:30 pm.
There is an option to spend the Friday night prior to the retreat at San Damiano.
Please call Kateri at 925-785-9850 if you prefer making your reservation by phone. Thank you.
About the Presenter(s)David Richo, Ph.D., M.F.T.
David Richo, Ph.D., M.F.T., is a psychotherapist, writer, and workshop leader. He teaches at a variety of places including Esalen
and Spirit Rock Buddhist Center. He shares his time between Santa Barbara and San Francisco, California. Dave combines psychological and spiritual perspectives in his work. His most recent books are: Five True Things: A Little Guide to Embracing Life’s Big Challenges (Shambhala, 2019), When Catholic Means Cosmic (Paulist, 2015), You Are Not What You Think: The Egoless Path to Self-Esteem, and Generous Love (Shambhala, 2015).