february, 2020

sat22feb10:00 AM5:30 PMThe Journey from Trauma to Flourishing10:00 AM - 5:30 PM Vajrayana Institute Inner West, Vajrayana Institute, 9 Victoria Square, Ashfield NSW 2131 Event Organized By: Vajrayana Institute Event Type :Courses/Teachings on Buddhism


Event Details

Through meditation, introspective reflection and in-depth discussion, this workshop will explore the four Buddhist heart practices – the cultivation of loving-kindness, compassion, empathetic joy, and impartiality. These ancient contemplative skills provide a practical and compassionate way to transform suffering. In this workshop, Anita will share her journey from the abyss of trauma along the path of healing through to the cultivation of wellbeing and genuine happiness. Participants will gain an understanding of post-traumatic stress and complex trauma and the path to recovery, resilience and flourishing. The workshop will be interactive, flexible and gently nurturing. It will shed light on ancient wisdom, the ground of courage and boundless love that has often been neglected in clinical treatments. Participants will be invited to share their experiences if they wish and potentially gain guidance from the experiences of others and the workshop leader. The importance of such sharing cannot be overstated. The overall aim of this workshop is to enrich the skills of professionals who work with trauma as well as benefit those who are on a personal journey of transformation and growth. Participation reaches beyond mere intellectual knowledge and delves into the heart of experiential learning and knowing. In order to heal the world, we need to heal ourselves first.

Prerequisites: none; all are welcome.  

Date: Saturday the 22nd of February
Time:  10 am -5.30 pm
Cost: By donation (suggested $75 per class, but no set amount)
Morning and afternoon tea provided. Please BYO lunch or a plate to share

About Anita

 Anita Milicevic came to Australia as a refugee from the Balkans war in 2001. Since that time she has completed an Honours degree and a Ph.D. in Psychology at Victoria University. Concurrent with the 3.5 years of her Ph.D. study, she has held positions as a Family Therapist, Disability Worker, Community Worker, Youth Justice Worker as well as working as a Lecturer in Psychology.  Anita is passionate about research and she is particularly driven by a need to understand the interconnection of the psychological, social and political dimensions of trauma. Her enthusiasm and commitment to working in the area of compassion and reconciliation were recognized by the Victorian Refugee Recognition Record for outstanding efforts and commendable achievements to the community and the State of Victoria. Anita works as the Head of Social Sciences at Endeavour College in Melbourne. 


(Saturday) 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM


Vajrayana Institute Inner West

Vajrayana Institute, 9 Victoria Square, Ashfield NSW 2131


Vajrayana InstituteContact Phone: 02 9798 9644 or www.vajrayana.com.au

Vajrayana Institute Inner WestVajrayana Institute, 9 Victoria Square, Ashfield NSW 2131