Transforming the Inner Critic – Saturday workshop
March 24 - 25, 2023
Friday 7 - 9pm and Saturday 9 am - 5 pm
**This is the first time Chozen Roshi has brought this event to Portland.**
Everyone has an Inner Critic. Sometimes experienced as an inner voice of clear criticism and judgement, directed inside or at others. Sometimes experienced energetically or wordlessly. When out of balance the Inner Critic has the potential to destroy relationships, turn our mind towards anxiety and depression, sap our physical energy and undermine our spiritual practice, creativity and careers.
Yet the Inner Critic is not the enemy. It contains the wisdom of discernment. Rather than try to destroy or silence this powerful voice, our work is to become strong and clear enough to stand up to it, hear its truth, yet widen our view.
During this one-day workshop will take up tools through both Buddhist inquiry practices and Voice Dialogue practice to clarify and transform our relationship to the Inner Critic. This workshop will also include group discussions and interactive exercises. You may want to bring a journal.
Opening session is Friday night, 7 pm-9 pm and then meet Saturday, 9 am – 5 pm
Lunch (vegetarian/vegan) is provided
Sliding scale: $60 to $180
Jan Chozen Bays, Roshi