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.
Cultivating Wholesome Relationships
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
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
Working Draft - Principles for Wholesome Relationshipsby Mark Nunberg, September 2014
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