Transforming Our Internalized Misogyny: Mindfulness for Women

Mare Chapman Crossings Center for Healing Traditions

Mare Chapman

9/21/2019 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM  at  Crossings Center for Healing Traditions (8720 Georgia Avenue, Suite 300, Silver Spring, MD, 20910) (Map It)

Mindfulness has the power to free us from the oppressive habits of the mind’s conditioning, allowing natural access to authentic self and the wisdom of our true nature. Based on a class the author-instructor has been teaching to women for 25 years, this workshop addresses the ways we’ve internalized the misogynistic views of our patriarchic culture and developed habits of discounting ourselves, giving our power away, striving to be perfect and pleasing, and becoming dependent on others, rather than ourselves, for validation and approval. These habits of “othering” breed self-doubt, anxiety, depression, and relationship addiction, and stop us from being our fully amazing selves.

Through brief lecture, discussion, and guided meditations, we will explore these common patterns, review the basic principles of mindfulness, and practice applying mindfulness to transform these gender-conditioned habits. Understanding that these habits are not who we truly are, we will deepen our self-acceptance and trust so we can live more and more in the natural freedom and confidence of our authentic true nature.

Appropriate for all levels of experience and for anyone who feels oppressed by our culture’s sexism and misogyny.

This venue is accessible for those with mobility impairments and has an elevator.

There is a free public parking garage. Crossings is on the Red Line Silver Spring Metro.

IMCW retreats and workshops offer instruction in Buddhist meditation and talks on the awakening of our natural insight, love and wisdom. While the meditation practices derive from the Buddhist tradition, they are universal in orientation and address spiritual themes of concern to all contemplative traditions.

A workshop is not primarily silent (talking may be allowed during breaks and lunch) and may be focused on a special topic, such as applying meditation to relationships, emotional healing or physical well-being. Workshops may include a variety of formats, including different reflections and exercises and the sharing of experiences.

The base offering covers direct expenses for this event, including support for the teacher. Your payment at the two higher levels includes a tax-deductible donation to the Insight Meditation Community of Washington (IMCW).

Scholarships: Scholarships are available. To apply, please click the "Financial Assistance" button below before registering. You can also direct a donation to the scholarship fund on the registration form. Please apply early as funds are limited.

IMCW Refund Policy: $35 of the base registration fee is non-refundable. If you contact the retreat manager by clicking the "Contact Us" button below three weeks before the event, the balance of your registration will be refunded. Issuing a refund check may take 2-4 weeks. If you cancel less than three weeks before your retreat begins, your full payment is forfeited. Please note that donations cannot be refunded (IRS regulations).

Fees:

Base price:$75.00
Mid-level price (base + $10 gift):$85.00
Sponsor price (base +$20 gift):$95.00

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