About this course
Passion & Compassion - Caregiving for Self & Others with Ram Dev Dale Borglum, PhD
Live Webinar Saturday 11/19/22 (New Date!!)
Approved 8 CA / NCCAOM CEUs CEP #1650 / NCCAOM #9191
This course is also Day 1 of Healing at Our Edge: Conscious Living / Conscious Dying - If you are interested in the full weekend course please do not sign up for Passion & Compassion and just sign up for Healing at Our Edge.
Compassion, literally with passion, is at the heart of the caregiving process and is the essence of all great religions. Without compassion, contact with suffering will eventually lead to burnout. With compassion, our open heart meets suffering, the suffering within each of us and the suffering that is all around each of us. This movement is the movement from contraction to spaciousness, from judgment to connectedness and requires all of our passion. How alive are you willing to be?
In our culture, compassion for self is mostly ignored and compassion for others is confused with pity. Hence approaching caregiving as one’s spiritual practice, as work on oneself, is not common practice. We don’t have to be Mother Teresa to find joy in working with suffering. There is a joy that goes beyond happiness and sadness, wellness and illness, even beyond life and death. Compassion is our true nature. Life becomes incredibly simple when we experience this truth.
This presentation is intended for those who wish to take better care of themselves, of those they love, of those they work with, for those who wish to prevent burnout, for those who are ill, and for those who wish to transform caregiving into the joy of selfless service.
Guided meditations from the Christian and Buddhist traditions will be explored. Together we will work with self-investigative exercises including communications dyads and exploration of different internal energetic states in relationship to self and to other. We will also learn to recognize and transform our psychological blocks through compassion; to find value and sacredness in the simple, in the immediate, in the difficult; to cultivate compassion for that which blocks our passion, for those parts or ourselves and of others that we fear, reject, or avoid; to hear the message of that which is asking to be heard through our illnesses, our problems, our habits; to enter into symptoms rather than to reflexively try to fix them; to become aware of that which has been hidden to us; to find the Presence that our personality often masks. Finally compassion unlocks our hearts so that we each may live authentically.
"If you want others to be happy, practice compassion.
If you want to be happy, practice compassion."
–H. H, the Dalai Lama
Upon completion of this workshop, participants should be able to:
- Describe the defining characteristics of compassion.
- Distinguish between compassion and pity.
- Fully understand the somatic foundation for being able to let go of identification with separateness.
- Understanding how to transmute the separateness of grief into the connectedness of compassion.
Refund Policy: Full refund given if requested 7 days prior to course start. Partial refund (75%) given if requested within 7 days of course start. No refunds offered on or after course begins.
The Live Webinar is scheduled for Saturday 11/19/22 from 9am-6pm PST
You must attend the Live presentation to earn CE credits.
We are looking forward to sharing this information with you!
The Integrative Healing Institute
About the presenter - Ram Dev Dale Borglum, PhD
Founded the conscious dying movement in America 44 years ago with Ram Dass and Stephen Levine and have been teaching on the topic of conscious living, conscious dying ever since. I have taught with Ram Dass, Stephen Levine, Joan Halifax, Joanna Macy, Jack Kornfield, Annie Lamott, Jai Uttal, Bob Thurman, Krishna Das and many others.
I have studied the intersection of meditation, energy medicine, the chakras, martial arts, Buddhism, devotional practices and conscious dying for 50 years.
Learn more: www.livingdying.org