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Jack Kornfield - The Psychology of Loving Awareness

A Two-Day Training in Transforming Difficulty into Ease and Well-Being

October 3–4 | San Diego, CA

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October 3–4
9:30 AM–4:30 PM

$299
9 CE Credits available for $36

Doors open at 9 AM

Hilton San Diego / Del Mar
15575 Jimmy Durante Blvd.
Del Mar, CA 92014

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The Experience

The Psychology of Loving Awareness with Jack Kornfield, PhD
A Two-Day Training in Transforming Difficulty into Ease and Well-Being

Loving awareness, mindfulness, and compassion have enormous power to benefit every human life. These time-tested tools of Eastern psychology are widely supported by modern neuroscience in more than 3,000 studies and research papers from the past 25 years. With The Psychology of Loving Awareness, master teacher Jack Kornfield invites professionals and meditators alike to join him in a retreat-like setting in San Diego, California to discover the transformative practices from Buddhist psychology that are now being applied in therapy, education, medicine, business, law, athletics, the arts, and in the personal lives of millions.

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This two-day training will offer the theory and practice of age-old methods for transforming difficulty into ease and well-being. Through guided practices, wisdom teachings, experiential exercises, case studies, healing stories, dialogue, and inner training, Jack Kornfield will provide an immersive demonstration of the most important principles of Buddhist psychology for awakening the heart and mind—offering skills to aid professionals and deepen the practice of meditators, including:

  • Compassion and forgiveness
  • Refining clarity of intention
  • Composure in stressful circumstances
  • Mindfulness towards the body, thoughts, and emotions
  • Fostering resilience, adaptability, and a gracious, wide perspective

When we see the spirit of a leader like Nelson Mandela, the Dalai Lama, or Aung San Suu Kyi, we come to realize what is possible when we meet the world from a place of loving awareness. By cultivating our capacity for balance and attunement, we can experience joyful embodiment of inner liberation, no matter what the outer circumstances.

Join us for two days of powerful practices, heartfelt reminders, clear teachings, personal skill-building, and clinical tools—shared in a warm, retreat-like setting with a loving and open community.

The Venue

We are pleased to have this event at the beautiful Hilton Del Mar. While rooms in the Hilton have sold out, there are many wonderful lodging options in the area. To find local hotels, click Lodging Nearby at the link below. Parking will be available for a discounted rate of $10 per day at the Hilton Del Mar. The Hilton Del Mar is 22 miles to the north of Downtown San Diego and the San Diego International Airport.

To foster community building and a more cohesive experience, we encourage you to consider dining with your fellow attendees at the Hilton Del Mar. See the Details below for lunch options onsite.

Lodging Nearby

Hilton San Diego / Del Mar
15575 Jimmy Durante Blvd.
Del Mar, CA 92014
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The Details

Register online or at the door—space at the venue is limited, so we encourage you to reserve early.

This event is ticketless, and you will need only to check–in at the door with your name or the name of the person who purchased your admission. Doors open each day at 9 AM. Please arrive early to reserve your seat.

There will be at least two 20-minute breaks during the event and a 1.5-hour lunch break each day. You may bring a notebook, journal, or small cushion for your comfort during the event.

Lunches at Hilton Del Mar

A private lunch buffet will be offered onsite for workshop participants. Enjoying lunch with your fellow participants offers an opportunity to remain in the retreat-like space created by the workshop. Participating in the group lunch will also help you deepen your practice through eating meditations and mindful interactions with the community. Each lunch will feature gluten-free and vegetarian options, and is available for purchase with your event registration for an extra $15. Alternatively, you can make your own plans to go offsite for lunch at local area restaurants.

An option to add lunches to your admission will be presented when you register for the event.

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The Buzz

“This was one of the best trainings I have attended in more than 20 years as a social worker, and I have been to a lot! Jack was funny, informative, insightful, and down-to-earth. I loved doing all of the guided meditations! I appreciated that Jack managed the time well, that CEUs were available, and that the lunch break was more than the standard hour long. It was a real treat to attend this workshop and I would love to do another one of his trainings in the future! And now several of my friends want to see him too!”

“Thank you to Jack for allowing us to ‘check in’ periodically. I got to ask a couple of questions for clarification of my own understanding and he was great about listening and giving his own perspective. This is important to me, because I have been at other venues where this was not allowed and the questions were cherry-picked by the presenters at the end and mine were not addressed. Thank you for that opportunity.”

“It was a wonderful two days. Kornfield is such a great storyteller. The pacing was perfect, the content was enlightening.”

“Copious information delivered in a clear, easily absorbed format . . . Jack has an incredible skill in presenting the teachings in an almost subliminal way. So relaxing that at times I did not know if I was awake or sleeping.”

“I was nourished, encouraged, and empowered by this event. Thank you.”

“This was truly one of the best workshops I have ever attended, both on a personal and professional level. Thank you so much. I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to attend. I'll look forward to attending future conferences. I would be especially pleased if you can bring them to Arizona!”

“Jack Kornfield was amazing and approachable and loveable and I learned a ton. I laughed and relaxed and loved the schedule, which wasn't crazy. Thanks to this beloved teacher. Bring him back for part two!”

Ce Credits

9 CE Credits

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