Rigpa Spiritual Care Program: Healing Relationships

This retreat has been cancelled.

Sometimes through no fault of our own, in our relationship with others, we are left with feelings of disappointment, pain, grief, fear or hurt. These feelings can be hard to deal with and can keep coming back.

This retreat, away from the busyness of our daily life, will provide the basis for a self–reflective process, giving us insights and a practical methodology to address old problems and unblock difficult communication with others.

It is a unique opportunity to directly experience how meditation and using reflections can help us to reconnect with our inner sense of well-being, transform past difficulties and open to more genuine relationships. There will also be experiential exercises on listening and communication. The aim of the weekend is to support our own healing, self-compassion and process of forgiveness, and to enable more compassionate and authentic interactions with partners, family members and work colleagues.

For more information about the retreat please contact Rigpa Spiritual Care Program at usa@spcare.org, call 866-511-2273, or visit the Spiritual Care website



Kristen DeLeoKirsten DeLeo, MA, International Trainer, Spiritual Care Program.
Drawing from more than fifteen years' experience accompanying people in the last phase of life, Kirsten leads trainings for professionals and the public in Europe and the US. Trained in Hakomi body-centered psychotherapy Kirsten has been active in the hospice movement since the early 90’s. She served as a volunteer at the Zen hospice in San Francisco, and has worked as volunteer coordinator and spiritual care counselor for people facing major life transitions. Since 2003 Kirsten is serving on the faculty for Spiritual Care’s Contemplative End-of-Life Care Certificate Program which she also helped to co-design. The certificate program is offered in partnership with Naropa University.  Kirsten completed a three-year meditation retreat under the guidance of Sogyal Rinpoche and is a International Senior Meditation Instructor in Rigpa.


Pam RussellPam Russell, LMSW, Senior Educator, Spiritual Care Program.
Pamela is an end-of-life care social worker and bereavement counselor with over twenty years' experience in elder care in long-term care facilities. She is faculty for Naropa University's 'Contemplative End of Life Care' training, and a Rigpa meditation instructor.

April 26th, 2013 3:00 PM   through   April 28th, 2013 3:00 PM
Phone: 1-866-511-2273
Open to the public