The Healing Power of Unconditional Presence
August 2017
John Welwood

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The Healing Power of Unconditional Presence

Integrating Spiritual, Psychological & Embodiment Work

This workshop is by application only. Please submit your materials according to the directions on this page.

August 25, 2017 – September 01, 2017
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
Course:
SM17-4107-846
Teacher:
John Welwood
Tuition:
$825
Materials Fee:
$10
Plus accommodations
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Description

Unconditional presence is the capacity to fully meet, allow, and open to whatever we are experiencing, no matter how challenging it may be. This is what allows our experience to unfold in the direction of greater freedom, truth, and wisdom.

In this weeklong retreat, we cultivate unconditional presence with three kinds of practice: meditation rooted in mindfulness and awareness, psychospiritual inquiry, and embodiment work. Together, these three practices create a powerful synergy that helps us settle into our deeper nature, inhabit our body, flow with our felt experience, and become more attuned and present with ourselves and others.

The first two days of this program are largely devoted to meditation, which cultivates a deeper sense of grounding, openness, and presence that informs our work throughout the week. Previous meditation experience is not necessary—just a willingness to engage fully in this practice.

For 28 years, John Welwood has offered this program at Omega, and it evolves in unforeseen directions based on his current work. This retreat provides an opportunity to slow down, go beyond conceptual mind, meet your experience freshly, and inhabit yourself in surprising new ways. It is appropriate for those in the helping professions and for everyone interested in cultivating embodied presence.

More Information

Enrollment is limited for this program; register early. Open by application only; $10 nonrefundable application fee (payable to Omega) required.

To Apply:

  • Previous participants: call to register directly with Omega at 877.944.2002.
  • New participants: email a letter to classapplications@eOmega.org describing why you want to attend, as well as your therapy and meditation experience. Please include your name, address & phone number.

Required reading:

  • Toward a Psychology of Awakening by John Welwood
Schedule

Please note that there is a special schedule for this course:

FRIDAY
4:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. Check In (Rooms available after 5:00 p.m.)
7:30 p.m. Orientation for All Workshop Participants
 
SATURDAY
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
3:30 p.m.–6:00 p.m. Workshop
7:45 p.m.–8:45 p.m. Workshop
 
SUNDAY
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
3:30 p.m.–6:00 p.m. Workshop
7:45 p.m.–8:45 p.m. Workshop
 
MONDAY
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
3:30 p.m.–6:00 p.m. Workshop
7:45 p.m.–8:45 p.m. Workshop
 
TUESDAY
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
3:30 p.m.–6:00 p.m. Workshop
7:45 p.m.–8:45 p.m. Workshop
 
WEDNESDAY
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
7:45 p.m.–8:45 p.m. Workshop
 
THURSDAY
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
3:30 p.m.–6:00 p.m. Workshop
7:45 p.m.–8:45 p.m. Workshop
 
FRIDAY
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
Noon–1:00 p.m. Check Out

The above schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the faculty.

The Children's Program is generally available during standard workshop hours only. Contact Omega registration at 877.944.2002 for details.

Dining Hall Hours (Dinner is included on arrival day):
Breakfast: 7:00 a.m.–8:45 a.m.
Lunch: Noon–2:00 p.m.
Dinner: 6:00 p.m.–7:15 p.m.

Daily Open Classes in meditation, yoga, tai chi, or movement (subject to availability):
7:00–8:00 a.m., 12:15–1:00 p.m., 5:30–6:15 p.m., 5:30–6:30 p.m.

Teachers
John Welwood

John Welwood, PhD, is a psychotherapist, a teacher, and a pioneer in integrating psychological and spiritual work. He is author of numerous books, including Toward a Psychology of Awakening, Journey of the Heart, Love and Awakening, and Perfect Love. johnwelwood.com