THE ALCHEMY OF COUPLE RELATIONSHIPS

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THE ALCHEMY OF COUPLE RELATIONSHIPS

Time: January 12, 2018 at 6pm to January 14, 2018 at 4pm
Location: Centro di Mindfulness
Website or Map: http://centromindfulnessmilan…
Event Type: retreat/workshop
Organized By: http://centromindfulnessmilano.com/
Latest Activity: Jan 7

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A weekend with David Brazier
(English with Italian translation)

Intimate encounter changes lives. It may also stabilise or wreck them. We are shaped, challenged, fulfilled, defeated, comforted, upset, and transformed by the strange chemistry of love. We may be liberated or restricted or both. Sometimes we choose, sometimes we are chosen, sometimes we simply fall. Always we enter a mystery and can never know in advance entirely what we are getting into. In this weekend we will investigate this fascination, explore our fantasies and fears, ideals and experience. We will ask ourselves how much we are open to love and how capable we are of truly loving. We shall reflect upon what our experience of doing so has given rise to in our lives, what openings, what blockages, and what we still hope for, dream of, avoid, cherish, and yearn for. We shall also touch upon how all of this bears upon the kinds of relationship that develop in psychotherapy and in spiritual settings. Can love be a path to enlightenment? Does it heal? Are the wounds that it inflicts reparable or bearable? Can we risk to investigate the most important things in life with no guarantees?

DAVID BRAZIER is a doctor of philosophy and Buddhist teacher. Following a serious health crisis he has spent most of the past two years in retreat and is now returning to his work giving courses, retreats and workshops on subjects of personal and spiritual importance. He is the author of many books, including Zen Therapy, Love and Its Disappointment, Who Loves Dies Well, and others. He has been involved in social and community projects and mental health work, especially in UK, Bosnia and India and in the development of a Pure Land Buddhist Sangha. He is an international authority on Buddhist psychology, yet also well-versed in humanistic and analytic approaches and psychodrama. He has travelled widely, has three adult children and five grandchildren.

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Posted by David Brazier on October 21, 2018 at 17:25 1 Comment

Born: September 13, 1919, London, United Kingdom

Died: October 10, 2018

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I am currently leading courses on Buddhist psychology here in Seoul, Korea, but as I am putting the course onto this site as we go along, members of La Ville au Roi (Eleusis) are also responding so it is a bit as though the course is going on in several countries at the same time which is nice.

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