Cultivating Wholesome Relationships

Whether one has a partner or is relating to friends, work colleagues, and relatives; our lives and minds are often filled and confused by the ups and downs of relationships. In this course, we will learn to recognize the skillfulness or unskillfulness of our actions with others by better understanding the underlying intentional roots behind these actions. We will learn to distinguish between intimacy and attachment, and between clear discernment and judgment. With practice, we can learn to transform the relational habits arising out of greed, fear, anger and denial into ways of relating arising out of generosity, kindness, and wisdom.

Eight Mondays, September 15 – November 3, 7:30-9:00 p.m. Optional sitting period 7:00-7:30 p.m.

Week 8 Audio

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Week 7 Audio

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Week 6 Audio

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Week 5 Audio

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Week 4 Audio

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Buddhist Personality Types

posted Oct 6, 2014, 1:08 PM by Mark Nunberg   [ updated Oct 6, 2014, 1:08 PM by Scott Jensen ]

Which buddhist personality type are you? Greedy, Aversive, or Deluded? Find out with this guide—and quiz!— from Amita Schmidt in Tricycle, Spring, 2009

Personality Types by Sharon Salzberg in Heart as Wide as the World

Week 3 Audio

posted Sep 29, 2014, 7:43 PM by Scott Jensen   [ updated Sep 29, 2014, 7:43 PM by Scott Jensen ]

Additional Study Resources

posted Sep 24, 2014, 4:44 PM by Mark Nunberg   [ updated Feb 13, 2017, 7:49 AM ]



The True Hard Work of Love and Relationships.

Love Relationships Tricycle EBook

A Mindful Marriage, Kittisaro and Thanissara on Celibacy, Sex, and Lasting Love by Leslee Goodman in The Sun, January, 2009

Perfect Love Imperfect Relationships by John Welwood, Exercises for Chapters 1&2

Week 2 Audio

posted Sep 23, 2014, 3:00 PM by Scott Jensen   [ updated Sep 23, 2014, 3:00 PM by Scott Jensen ]

Apologies for the poor audio due to technical difficulties.


Principles for Wholesome Relationships

posted Sep 22, 2014, 7:55 PM by Mark Nunberg   [ updated Sep 22, 2014, 7:55 PM by Scott Jensen ]

Working Draft - Principles for Wholesome Relationships

by Mark Nunberg, September 2014

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-kXNQo45wRSP3XNlkkYNASXAM1iGGbpWqxzvh1dDM8U/edit?usp=sharing

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