Two Streams – Buddhism and Psychological Development

Two Streams – Buddhism and Psychological Development


Sun May 9


Buddhist practice offers us a generous view – that ultimately we need not be defined by our neurosis. This allows us to know our seat in freedom, no matter how brilliant or messed up we feel ourselves to be.

However an embodied meditation practice that fosters ‘flashes of freedom’ also begins to shine a light on ‘developmental cracks’ in our psyche. Many meditators bypass or downplay this ‘human material’ – yet many are heeding the call and knocking on therapists’ doors to engage in this personal work.

On this day of practice and inquiry, Jess will draw on her twenty years of meditation practice and her own psychotherapeutic process. She will map out and offer her personal insight into how these two tracks to growth can work hand in hand to weave us into a cohesive whole.  She will explore what it is to work across these domains – and where we might fall short if we don’t.  

We move from part to whole and back again, and in that dance of comprehension, in that amazing circle of understanding, we come alive to meaning, to value, and to vision: the very circle of understanding guides our way, weaving together the pieces, healing the fractures, mending the torn and tortured fragments, lighting the way ahead – this extraordinary movement from part to whole and back again, with healing the hallmark of each and every step, and grace the tender reward. Ken Wilbur

The retreat will include

  • Meditation instruction
  • Sitting, walking and lying down meditation
  • Discussion and questions
  • Dharma talk
  • Guided relaxation practice

What you might need

  • Meditation cushion, chair or stool
  • Shawl / blanket
  • Your lunch (a lunch break will be provided)


May 9, 2020


10 – 4:30pm


$30 + Dana* for Jess’s teachings

Bookings openbook here


*  In the Buddhist tradition students contribute Dana or a donation for teachings. Please bring your monetary contribution on the day. 

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