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Relationship as a Spiritual Path: The Present Heart
March 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm PDT
Love always guarantees a broken heart. No matter how else it functions in our lives, love will include loss, separation or betrayal. In this lecture I will address the question, “What is love, anyway?” We will talk about loss in the context of the Buddha’s teachings about reality. This lecture presents a new context for personal love as a spiritual practice of deep acceptance of the human condition.
Related Workshop: Relationship as a Spiritual Path: Love Between Equals
Polly Young-Eisendrath, Ph.D., is a Jungian analyst, Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Vermont and in private practice in central Vermont. Polly is the originator of Dialogue Therapy, designed to help couples and others (for example, parents and grown children) to transform chronic conflict into greater closeness and development. She is past president of the Vermont Association for Psychoanalytic Studies and a founding member of the Vermont Institute for the Psychotherapies. She is also a Mindfulness teacher and has been a practitioner of Buddhism since 1971. Polly is the author or editor of eighteen books, which have been translated into more than twenty languages. Her most recent work book is Love Between Equals: Relationship as a Spiritual Path (Shambhala, 2019).