As human beings, we are subject to becoming ill and to experiencing painful situations. When we deny that, when we act as if our experience is a mistake, we immediately make a bad situation worse, increase our own suffering, and make healing more difficult. However, if we are willing to look honestly at ourselves during these times of feeling most vulnerable and open, we may find that our inherent compassion, wisdom and goodness awaken and deepen in the midst of our predicament.
Subsequent to contracting a progressive illness and attending Tulku Thondup’s Boundless Healing workshop, Jeff Rubin began the study and practice of teachings that view illness as a steppingstone to spiritual growth, wholeness, and unconditional well-being. In 2006, he was inspired to develop a workshop on healing entitled Unconditional Healing: Embracing Illness and Adversity and Discovering One’s True Self, and has since taught it over a dozen times at various venues. This in turn resulted in the establishment of Healing Circles in several cities.
Healing Circles, open to all, are one part support group, one part community, and one part exploration of what it means to be unconditionally healthy.
There is no charge for this program, however, registration is required. A $10 patron gift is appreciated to support these community offerings.
Jeff Rubin is a senior teacher in the Shambhala Buddhist tradition. He spends much of his time speaking and writing about Unconditional Healing, and facilitating Healing Circles in Manhattan. See the Unconditional Healing website for more about Jeff and his work.