sun21nov2:00 PM5:00 PMMore Harm than Good - Spiritual Bypassing & the Implications of Denial2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Online Event Organized By: AABCAP Event Type :Community (e.g. Humanitarian, Ecological, Social),OtherEvent Region:Online
Join Bhante Akāliko and Deborah Chisholm for this interactive online workshop exploring the shadow side of the spiritual path. The term Spiritual Bypassing describes what happens when we misunderstand spiritual
Join Bhante Akāliko and Deborah Chisholm for this interactive online workshop exploring the shadow side of the spiritual path. The term Spiritual Bypassing describes what happens when we misunderstand spiritual teachings in a way that becomes harmful and prevents real spiritual growth. This workshop examines how our shadow selves affect the quality of our personal lives, relationships and health outcomes. We also explore the role bypassing plays in systems, policy making and social moral responsibility.
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Darkening the Shadows: The Power of Delusion
The Buddha described the spiritual path as a journey from darkness to light, moving away from delusion towards knowledge. Spiritual bypassing is what happens when our journey takes a wrong turn without us knowing it. Sometimes, the thoughts and practices that we thought were helping actually cause us to become more lost, taking us further into the darkness. What can we do to avoid this?
Hiding in the Shadows: The Known and the Unknown.
Working within a trauma informed model of psychotherapy, Deborah has witnessed first hand the extreme pain and distress in families, children and adults when repression and denial overwhelms personal capacities to function and thrive. This session examines the tricks our shadow selves play, both in the bypassing of truths and ultimately in our physical and mental wellbeing.
BHANTE AKĀLIKO is an Australian monk in the Theravada forest tradition. Bhante Akāliko first encountered Buddhism as a teenager and spent over twenty years practising in different traditions before taking full ordination with Ajahn Brahm as his preceptor at Bodhinyana monastery in 2016. He currently resides with his long-term teacher, Bhante Sujato, at Lokanta Vihara (the Monastery at the End of the World) in Sydney, Australia. Bhante Akāliko is the founder of Rainbodhi LGBTQIA+ Buddhist Community and a Buddhist chaplain at Western Sydney University. He is also on the board of directors of the Buddhist Council of NSW.
DEBORAH CHISHOLM is the Director of Training with AABCAP and has over 20 years experience in the front line of Acute Psychiatry presentations in the Public and Private Health Sectors. Holding several post graduate degrees Deborah is on the Faculty of The School of Medicine , Sydney University as a Teacher and Clinical Supervisor and is an alumni of AABCAP’s professional training course and a Faculty member of Westmead’s Post Graduate Psychotherapy Programme in Complex Traumatic Disorders. Deborah has a long standing study in Buddhism and meditation practice.
** DATE: Sunday November 21st
TIME: 2:00pm – 5:00pm
COST: AABCAP Members $25 / Non-Members $30 /
Students & Concession $20
(Sunday) 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM