Buddhist Skills For The Enhancement Of Spiritual Development
(An Introduction to Buddhist Psychology and Meditative Skills)
Offering # 3
Ralph Steele

110 Delgado Street Suite D, Santa Fe NM 87501


When: Saturday, November 10, 2012

Time: 8am to 5pm

Cost: Student Rate: $ 70 (Id Required)
Regular rate: $125 ($95 before August 1st)
NO REFUNDS after October 31st

Where: Life Transition Meditation Center
110 Delgado St., Suite D
Santa Fe, NM 87501

Registration & Information: 505-982-4183

Syllabus and materials will be supplied.

Approved Provider for Counselors for N.M Counseling Therapy Practice Board; 6 CE's

Ralph Steele is an approved education provider for NM Counseling Therapy Practice Board

Approval for 6 contact hours through the AHNA is based on an assessment of the educational merit of this program and does not constitute endorsement of the use of any specific modality in the care of clients.

This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the American Holistic Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Centerxs Commission on Accreditation.

Ralph Steele, M.A., L.M.F.T., S.E.P. has in-depth training and experience in Buddhist psychology, religious studies, family systems, cultural psychology, somatic experiencing practitioner, and cognitive behavioral therapy. He is a PTSD Vietnam veteran and the guiding teacher of the Life Transition Meditation Center, www.lifetransition.com , the non-profit organization supporting this event.

Purpose of the Class:
To assist professionals in:

developing personal skills to manage their body, speech and mind

becoming healthier human beings capable of maintaining health despite stressors

preventing xburnoutx through empowering them with innovative tools for self-care

The class is based on the Buddhist teachings of the Abhidhamma (Buddhist Psychology) and offers an introduction to the direct experience of meditative states of mind. It is suitable for professionals who wish to investigate meditation as an adjunct to psychotherapy and healthcare. For experienced meditators, this course can help explore the interface of various meditation practices.

Offering #3 emphasizes the Four Right Exertions; the Five Facilities and Strengths; and Absorption Concentration which includes eighteen primary skills. A variety of meditation techniques will be taught, with an emphasis on breath work and deep inquiry into sense of self. Questions about the appropriateness of blending psychotherapy, professional medical practice and meditation will be addressed; as well as the most effective ways of doing so. Participants will build foundational skills (concentration/tranquility) allowing them to gain deeper insight into themselves and will learn to work with subtle energies. This class will offer a practice path towards optimum wellness.

To Receive Credit: Participants must have100% participation in all contact hours including group discussions and exercises. Participants must complete required evaluation forms.