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Pawan Bareja

Pawan Bareja, PhD has practiced Vipassana meditation since 2001. She is a graduate of the Spirit Rock Teacher Training, a Buddhist Ritual Minister and a Community Dharma Leader at Spirit Rock. She has taught classes and daylongs on healing trauma using mindfulness at Spirit Rock, San Francisco Insight, EBMC, and Esalen. In her private practice as Trauma Resolution Practitioner, Pawan works with a diverse population of clients and teaches mindfulness meditation. For the past 18 years, Pawan has been a senior assistant at Somatic Experiencing trauma healing trainings and has traveled to India to teach this work to professional care providers.

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April 24, 2022 - Gliding through Life Transitions

When we’re walking on shifting ground, how do we support ourselves in making skillful life transitions? What gets in the way of changing ourselves or accepting change in our lives and in society? One thing that’s important in making any kind of change is our fixed views and opinions. The Dharma offers the practice of “don't know” mind, and it’s a very powerful practice to come into a situation and really see what ingrained assumptions you’re working with. What are the untapped traumas driving this situation, and what is it you need so that you can come into a space of curiosity and step into life or a situation as if you're seeing it for the first time?

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