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Finding the Sacred in Desire and Love

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Ryushin Paul Haller
Polly Young-Eisendrath Ph.D.
with Polly Young-Eisendrath and Ryushin Paul Haller
June 26-July 1 (Sunday-Friday)
$370 ($315/member)

Everyone welcome.
CEU credits available for MFTs.

The transformative path of desire and love embraces the beloved as both endearing and imperfect.

While desire objectifies, love appreciates. Transforming desire into love reveals the insightful path through the passions that bound and separate us. Love calls forth both our nobility and frailty, offering a natural spiritual awakening that embraces the beloved as endearing, though frustratingly imperfect. In this retreat, two experienced teachers, one a Jungian Analyst and one a Zen teacher, will offer exercises and didactic teachings as we explore practical perspectives and interventions on this transformative path.


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Ryushin Paul Haller

Ryushin Paul Haller, former City Center Abbot, has taught Zen, mindfulness, and meditation for over 25 years throughout the U.S. and Europe. He has created programs that assist with depression and substance abuse, has taught in prisons, and has a long involvement with the Zen Hospice Project. He has been practicing yoga for over 25 years.

Polly Young-Eisendrath Ph.D.

Polly Young-Eisendrath, PhD, Jungian Analyst and Psychologist, has published 14 books that have been translated into more than 20 languages. Polly is a long-time practitioner of Zen Buddhism and Vipassana and is certified as a facilitator in the Vipassana tradition of Shinzen Young.