Saturday, August 19, 2017 from 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM PDT
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Insight Community of the Desert Meditation Center 
1111 E Tahquitz Canyon Way
Bldg. C, 2nd Floor
Palm Springs, CA 92262

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Stephen Pickard 
Insight Community of the Desert 

Waking Up in Relationship  

A half-day retreat and workshop with Cheryl Slean

Relationship can sometimes seem like the last frontier of spiritual practice. Because there’s so much that goes on inside when we're interacting with others, it's easy to lose awareness and fall back into old, unhelpful habits of relating. Bringing receptive mindfulness and wise reflection to our encounters is not only possible, it’s a deeply educational process that paves the way for significant positive change.

This half-day mindfulness workshop will focus on improving our relationships by including them in our daily life practice. Through reflection, group process and meditation we’ll explore topics like compassion with safe boundaries, forgiveness, releasing the need to change or judge others, and relational mindfulness practices. You’ll come away with skills and understandings that will help you find your way toward more harmonious, compassionate and fulfilling relationships.

Teacher Cheryl Slean

As of Nov 2017 Cheryl Slean has been practicing insight meditation intensively since 1995, including hundreds of days of silent retreat. She was authorized to teach in 2007, and has a Certification in Mindfulness Facilitation from the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center. She is currently serving on the Teachers’ Councils at Against the Stream and Insight Community of the Desert and regularly teaches classes and residential retreats at these centers and at other meditation, health & wellness and business settings internationally. Cheryl is also a writer, filmmaker and educator working in the arts and sustainability, and is executive producer of VisionLA Climate Action Arts. For more information on Cheryl, see www.aMindfulLife.org