Visiting Teacher Pablo Das

Please join us for a special weekend with Buddhist teacher Pablo Das, who will be will be giving a weekend of teachings at PIMC 1/26 through 1/28.

Pablo was trained as a Buddhist teacher at the Against the Stream Buddhist Meditation Society. He was on the founding treatment team at Refuge Recovery, a Buddhist addiction treatment center in Los Angeles.

He is an assistant trainer and practitioner of Somatic Experiencing (S.E.), a body centered system for the management and resolution of trauma. You can learn more at his website: www.causesofwellbeing.com

To register online, please use this link: https://secure.acceptiva.com/?cst=9d729c.
Donation is requested. No one turned away for lack of funds.

PIMC is a 501C3 non-profit and an open Buddhist Community. People of all faiths, genders, orientations, abilities, and racial/cultural backgrounds are welcome.


Here's the schedule of events:

FRI. 1/26 - EVENING TALK ON BUDDHIST HEART PRACTICE (7-9pm)
On this evening in Portland, Pablo will be offering some thoughts on Buddhist heart practice framing the teachings on kindness, compassion, sympathetic joy and interpersonal equanimity in a new and hopefully useful way. He might even sing some songs.

SAT. 1/27 - DAY-LONG WORKSHOP - TRAUMA AND BUDDHIST MINDFULNESS (9am-5pm)
Buddhism encourages a process of developing greater presence for both the pleasant and unpleasant experiences that are part of any human life. This process can be complicated when a person has a history of trauma. Whether connected to early childhood, an event in adulthood or to social oppression, trauma impacts our self-regulatory capacities, our self image, and our relational capacities. People with a history of trauma have extra challenges that require additional tools and a different framework for how to think about what it means to be present and responsive.

In this gentle day-long workshop, Pablo will guide participants to explore some ways of working to create more capacity for presence (and the agency to decide when and how to be present). The day will include lectures to help contextualize Buddhist mindfulness within the experience of trauma, self regulatory strategies, and compassion oriented practices.

Because this is NOT a trauma resolution workshop, this event is not designed to provide individual or group therapy.

NOTE: Attendees are encouraged to make their own self-care a priority during the workshop. People are free to participate according to their own level of comfort.


SUN. 1/28 - A GUIDED MEDITATION AND AN HOUR-LONG TALK ON "TRAUMA AND THE DHARMA" (10am and 11am)