We are so pleased to have guest teacher Ralph Steele give a talk on how we relate to existence with our mind and body. What are we doing in here after all? Our consciousness is constantly receiving information that ranges from healthy to disturbing, from sensuous to provoking, from joy to grief, from compassionate to traumatic. Eventually we face end-of-life in the body. What are we doing to manage ourselves from breath to breath?
As we go through our daily activities, it takes the Right View of the Dharma for us to make adjustments instead of unintentionally causing suffering for ourselves or for others.
This event will include Meditation, Dharma Talk, and Q&A.
A private zoom link will be emailed following registration. Registration closes Saturday, Oct 1 @ 9am PT.
This event will be recorded and a link will be sent to all registrants to view up until 30 days after.
More information about Ralph Steele:
Ralph Steele is the founder of Life Transition Meditation Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Along with an incredible history and background, he is also a Certified Somatic Experiencing Practitioner and certified in Integral Somatic Psychotherapy. He completed a year of intensive practice as a Theravada monk in Myanmar and Thailand; in 2000 he completed a four year teacher training with Jack Kornfield. Born on Pawleys Island, South Carolina, Ralph began his meditation practice while in high school in Japan. He studied with Tibetan masters Ven. Kalu Rinpoche and Lobsang Lhalungpa, and worked on H.H. The Dalai Lama’s meditation team at the San Francisco conference of Nobel laureates. Ralph is a Vietnam veteran, and spearheaded the establishment of annual retreats for People of Color at Spirit Rock Meditation Center and Insight Meditation Society. He is the guiding teacher of Life Transition Meditation Center which offers meditation-based treatment for trauma, and the author of Tending The Fire: The Path of War and Meditation.
“Ralph’s revealing honesty about the deep-seated racism he encountered in this country, his own struggles with drugs, and his profoundly transforming spiritual practices illuminates so much of our human condition. One can’t help but marvel at his extraordinary life.”
– Joseph Goldstein’s review of Tending The Fire: The Path of War and Meditation