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Building Balanced Empathy: An introduction and exploration in Florida.

  • Thubten Kunga Ling 201 SE 15th Terrace Suite 206, Deerfield Beach FL 33441 USA (map)

Would you benefit from developing closer, more nurturing relationships with family, friends and your community?

Are you interested in developing a deeper understanding of how others experience the world and their emotions?

How would your daily life improve, at work and at home, if you were able to respond others in a way that’s beneficial to them and to you?

Do you need to develop your own personal resilience and prevent emotional burn out?

During this dynamic and practical workshop you’ll explore not only how you experience and view the world but also how you relate to others in given situations – and how the choices we make each day can have a profound and wide-reaching impact.

The workshop offers tools and techniques to help practice what we learn so that new ways become habits for us.

The workshop will help you…

  • Improve ability to develop positive relationships in the family, workplace, or community.

  • Increase mental and emotional resilience

  • Learn how to skilfully balance your responses and behaviours

  • Become more aware of and better able to work with thoughts, emotions and feelings.

  • Learn how to calm and focus your mind.

  • Cultivate positive qualities which become stable inner resources.

Expect to be active. If you want to achieve true transformation you’ll need to be committed to fully engaging with the wide range of learning materials and practices throughout the day.

There will be audio practices, reflections, and practical exercises; all contributing to a truly experiential learning experience.

The content of this truly unique workshop is rooted in Buddhist philosophy and psychology supported by scientific research, Western philosophy and psychology, and other wisdom traditions. It was developed by an international team with academic-level expertise in Buddhism, Western philosophy and psychology, contemporary science and experiential learning methodology

Meet your facilitators:

Don Handrick

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Don Handrick has been a teacher of Buddhism since 2005, and is currently the resident teacher for half of each year at Thubten Norbu Ling, the FPMT center in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He is also a touring teacher for the other six months, visiting centers in North America and Europe. Don is an accredited Level 1 facilitator for The a.r.t. of Fulfilment delivering workshops in English.

His career as a teacher began shortly after completing the FPMT’s Masters Programme, a seven-year intensive residential study program held at Lama Tzong Khapa Institute in Italy.

From 1980 until the beginning of 1998, he was employed at Levi Strauss & Co. in San Francisco, holding several positions in finance and accounting. He attended Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, from 1976-1979, and received his BS in Finance at the University of San Francisco in 1987.

In 2014, Don was invited to participate in an advisory capacity with the development of the program that would become The a.r.t. of Fulfilment. Having an interest in participating in secular education, he assisted with that task and then attended the training conducted for the first group of facilitators that was held in the UK in 2016.

Cost and how to book:

The cost of the workshop is $150.

Please call +954-421-6224 or send an email to info@thubtenkungaling.org to book your place or for more info