A new era of integration is emerging. The connection between political and spiritual awakening is finally undeniable. We see now that cannot work for our own wellbeing and self-actualization while bypassing the oppression and marginalization of others. We’re seeing in a new way that undoing racism and uprooting patriarchy has a direct relationship to deepening self-love and authentic presence. We see that being effective in working for change in these times is synonymous with knowing how to remember our deeper, compassionate nature; self-regulate our strong emotions; and be humble.
In this workshop, we will look at the connection between “ego” and the way dynamics of oppression, privilege, and white supremacy live inside of us. We will engage in compassion-based meditation (aka “parts work”) and breathwork to discover clarity and insight in the midst of confounding matters and overwhelming circumstances. We will conclude by setting aspirations for how we will show up in the crucial months ahead.
Resilience Club is a monthly series of workshops and online events that speak directly to our times. It is for meditators who want to harness the power of inner connectivity and outer community so we can survive and thrive in the face of myriad social and political crises. Based on Ralph’s new book, Don’t Tell Me to Relax: Emotional Resilience in the Age of Rage, Feels, and Freak Outs (Shambhala Publications), each workshop will focus on a different theme and will be in collaboration with a different venue. Sign up for Ralph's mailing list at ralphdelarosa.com to stay in the know.
Please bring a pen and paper.
20% of net proceeds from all workshops will be donated to Future Now Fund, who support progressive state-level candidates in defeating incumbent GOP senators. For more, please visit www.futurenow.org
Ralph De La Rosa is an internationally published author, psychotherapist in private practice, and seasoned meditation teacher. His new book, Don't Tell Me to Relax: Emotional Resilience in the Age of Rage, Feels, and Freak Outs is available wherever books are sold. Ralph specializes in utilizing contemplative methods to help people heal from the effects of trauma. His work has been featured in The New York Post, CNN, GQ, SELF, Women’s Health, and many other publications and podcasts. He was named amongst Sonima's "Next Generation of Meditation Teachers to Watch." He is a summa cum laude graduate of Fordham University’s Graduate School of Social Services. As a psychotherapist, Ralph incorporates Internal Family Systems, somatic, and mindfulness-based approaches. Ralph began practicing meditation in 1996 and has taught meditation since 2008. He was a student of Amma's for 16 years and began studying Buddhism in 2005. His teaching style has been described as, “Utterly honest, raw, and relatable.” (Lila Donnollo, Horizontal with Lila podcast) Ralph himself is a depression, PTSD, and addiction survivor. His work is inspired by the tremendous transformation he has experienced through meditation, yoga, and therapy. Ralph is also a musician, storyteller, and athlete currently training to audition for the television show American Ninja Warrior.