There are so many ways to meet people today--internet dating sites, meet-up groups, speed dating, bars and clubs.....Slow Dating is an alternative way to meet other single people. Meet real people, in real time, face-to face, who share a common interest in meditation.
- This day long retreat will consist of sitting meditation, discussion, talks, and a chance to meet other single people interested in the path of meditation.
- It is for all ages and orientations.
- Topics of discussion will include: making friends with fear, loneliness as a path to awakening, respectful communication, how to engage in the dating world with confidence and kindness.
The day ends with a celebratory reception.
David Fraioli has been practicing and studying the Shambhala teachings since 1999. He began his studies in New York, where he was a co-founder of QueerDharma, a meditation group for the LGBT community. He is a meditation instructor, and is on the council of Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles.
Katharine Bainbridge is a Certified Jungian Analyst, long time Shambhala Buddhist practitioner and student of Sakyong Mipham Ripoche . She has a private psychotherapy practice in Encino. Ms. Bainbridge recently traveled to Tibet
Shambhala is an international community of urban meditation and rural retreat centers founded by the Vidyadhara Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, and now led by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche.