The spiritual path that can bring us to genuine and lasting contentment is also strewn with a myriad of detours and difficulties that can discourage even the most ardent practitioner.
After 38 years on the spiritual path, 25 years as a meditation instructor, and having completed a traditional three-year Tibetan Buddhist meditation retreat, Andrew Holecek knows a thing or two about this. In this workshop for helping professionals and others, he helps you develop the perseverance—and humor—you need on your own spiritual journey.
Never Give Up focuses on developing, or refining, a meditation practice. Through talks, meditation sessions, and optional yoga and Tibetan movement meditations, you learn about the cognitive, physical, emotional, spiritual, and social benefits of meditation. You also learn about the “shadow side” of meditation and spirituality, and the most common traps that mislead practitioners or cause them to quit.
You discover how to relate to physical or psychological pain, and how to befriend it. You also explore how this time of personal and global upheaval brings with it unparalleled opportunities for spiritual growth. Ultimately, you learn that, when related to properly, difficulties on the spiritual path—and in life—can be your greatest friends.
No meditation experience is required.