Learning to Love in Disagreement Online Course
As we move through our day, our lives, our heart opens and we are moved by a movie we see, a teaching that has inspired us, a book that has been so transformative for us, a picturesque view that we experienced as stunning, a restaurant that was beyond the beyond. We are so moved by these experiences that we wish to share it with a beloved. “After all, it has been such a benefit and gift in my life it would certainly be a benefit in their life as well”. We make the offering and the response is not what we expected. They say through their facial expression, body position or in their words that it did not move them. You are disappointed, your heart sinks, a rush of feelings courses through your body and in that moment everything has changed between you and that person. The beloved has become your enemy. In one moment your world has changed!
“Learning to Love in Disagreement” explores that moment. That nano second that shifted from love and connection to pain and disconnection. This moment is not new it has been going on for most of lives and has shown up in many forms. This moment is also the key to our freedom and peace. This course will support us in slowly, gently, peeling away the layers of beliefs that have been hurting us for so long.
As we journey together each week, we will:
- Identify and inquire into each of those thoughts on our worksheet
- Gently explore and discover the underlying beliefs that have been moving us for so long
- Investigate the advice we give to others. Why are we giving the advice and to whom we are really giving?
- Practice deep listening for ourselves and fellow participants as we move towards seeing/accepting “What Is”.
Schedule: Tuesday 26 September – Tuesday, 24 October 2017
Five Tuesdays – 10am to 11.30am PDT
Where: Zoom (Video Conference Room)
One-on-One Immersion into The Work in Bellevue, WA
Dates: Ongoing and based on availability
A One-on-One Immersion is an opportunity to go deeper into your practice of The Work, taking up to 12 hours of focused time to identify and question the thoughts that are causing you stress. You choose the date(s) and duration of the Immersion, which can be anywhere from 6 to 12 hours. This course will be tailored to your needs.
If you are new to The Work, a One-on-One Immersion is a great introduction to this powerful process of inquiry. And if you’re experienced in The Work, the Immersion offers extended and uninterrupted time for you to go deeper into your work. In either case, we will begin by focusing on one Judge-Your-Neighbor Worksheet and work through it from top to bottom. We will slow the process of the inquiry and look at the underlying beliefs as well.
We will also spend some time with The Living Turnarounds exercise. This exercise explores how to take the insights revealed during your inquiry and make them a part of your life.
If you choose a face-to-face Immersion in Bellevue, Washington, we will structure the time like a retreat with up to 6-hours of inquiry over two days. In order to get the most out of your experience with The Work, I’ll invite you to turn off and put away all distractions such as phones, devices, and television during the course of your Immersion. (For face-to-face Immersions, see lodging and dining information below.)
You will receive customized homework assignments designed to enrich and build upon the discoveries you are making in your sessions.
The course will also include a follow-up phone or Skype session with me in order to continue The Work and reflect upon what you have discovered about yourself thus far.
Available year round by appointment.
Bellevue, Washington (Lodging Information below) or in your own home
$65/hour from a minimum of 6 hours ($390) to a maximum of 12 hours ($780).
Lodgings for Bellevue Location
The event location is 10 minutes away from Downtown Bellevue
600 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue, WA 98004
3241 156th Ave. South-East, Bellevue, WA 98007
This event counts anywhere from 6 to 12 hours of credit for Candidates in the BKI Facilitator Certification Program, depending on how many hours of Immersion you complete. (If you complete a 7-hour Immersion, for example, you’ll receive 7 hours of credit.) Participants must attend the entire event in order to receive credit.
The Work of Byron Katie Summer Camp 2015
Join us for this immersion into The Work of Byron Katie in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. The weekend will start Thursday with an introduction to The Work and an opportunity to write a Judge-Your-Neighbor Worksheet. Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday will consist of Inquiry sessions and exercises. Saturday night is our Family Dinner and entertainment; bring your instruments!
The fee includes camping in the park. We will be camping at Millersylvania State Park, just outside of Olympia, WA. There are local hotels close by for those who prefer hotel accommodations. Families are welcome. There is a separate fee for those camping but not participating. If you are going to bring children interested in doing The Work please be sure to let us know on the registration form.
This retreat is open to anyone interested in experiencing The Work on a deeper level—whether you are experienced or new to The Work. If you are new to The Work, it is important for you to come on Thursday evening for the introduction to The Work.
For more info:Northwest Summer Camp
Schedule: 6-10 August 2015
Location: Millersylvania State Park
12245 Tilley Road S. Olympia, WA, 98512
Camp for The Work, Northwest 2016
Dates: August 18th to August 21st
Location: Millersylvania State Park, 12245 Tilley Road S. Olympia, WA, 98512
The Camp started out as an idea among a group of facilitators, who wanted to create an experience of The Work that is affordable and casual, in a rustic outdoor setting. We were delighted by the moving experiences of our first camp in 2015. Participants got to experience profound realizations and transformation through The Work. Together, we all formed a supportive and inclusive community.
With such a great reception of last year’s camp, we are excited about this Summer’s camp. We are going to draw from our experiences from last year and make this year’s camp even better!
What makes the camp unique
Casual Environment: Come as you are. No need to dress up, pretend to be anything, perform in any role or to do it right.
Work at your own pace: You participate as much or as little as you want. There will be regular meeting times with structured activities and support. Attendance is not required. Each day, there will be options for group work, for pairings, individual inquiry, or a break.
Supported by many facilitators: The camp is hosted by at least five facilitators who are to help you go deep with your inquiry.
Beautiful Natural Location: Millersylvania State Park in Olympia Washington is a magical summer destination with a canopy of Douglas Firs and enchanting lake. We reserved shelters for our group that protects from weather and provides rustic comfort. There are many tent site reserved as well. Nearby Olympia has all the amenities including hotels for those not wanting to ‘rough it.’
Affordability: The Camp is an affordable experience of The Work. We do our best to keep the cost reasonable and as low as possible.
Great for people new and experienced in The Work: The Camp provides a profound experience of The Work for people at all levels. Everything you will need for your Inquiry will be provided, other than a willing mind (that’s on you).
Practical and experiential: This is a hands on workshop. You will have many opportunities to practice and get comfortable with the basics of doing The Work and facilitating yourself.
Collegial Community: We have the attitude that everyone is in this together. Each of us is a teacher and a student. We, as hosts, value your participation. We are here to share our experience of The Work as we invite you to share your discoveries from your work.
Adaptable program: We are continuously open to adjust the program to fit the needs of the participants. We always invite and consider feedback, and we aim to provide the space to help participants get what they came for.