The Conscious Couple is a 28-day meditation event exploring what course leaders Shelly Chatterelli and Bodhipaksa call “The Noble Eightfold Path of Relationships.”
For those of us who practice the Dharma but don’t live a monastic life, intimate relationships are an important area for practice. Our sexual and romantic relationships can be like the tantric guru, who uncompromisingly directs our attention toward that within us which creates suffering and needs to be transformed. Intimate relationships can also present us with opportunities for deep connection, joy, and self-transcendence.
In this 28-day online event, we’ll look at how the art of connecting spiritually, intellectually, emotionally, and physically can be seen as one of the most important parts of our spiritual practice.
You don’t have to participate in this event as a couple! You’ll find this course helpful even if your partner doesn’t join in, and even if your partner has no interest in meditation or spirituality. You don’t even have to be currently in a relationship; the course will benefit you in future partnerships.
Clear, practical and down-to-earth, this course will help you to transform not just your relationship, but your life. You’ll receive:
Bodhipaksa brings to his teaching over 30 years of immersion in Buddhist practice, and lessons about relationships gained (sometimes painfully) through being (at various times) single, celibate, married, and divorced. He’s blessed to have spent time in a rewarding relationship with your other guide, Shelly Chatterelli. His time with her was nourishing, and challenged him to live more from the heart.
Shelly Chatterelli brings more than 14 years’ experience as a spiritual teacher. Her work includes founding a non-profit holistic center, where she taught mindfulness and heart-based vinyasa yoga to students of all ages. Shelly also introduced mindfulness and yoga to children, including at-risk youth, in public school systems. She was challenged to take her practice deeper after the cancer diagnosis and subsequent death of her husband and spiritual partner of 20 years. She embodies a heart-centered approach in her practice and teaching that emphasizes how all healthy relationships are founded on the love, compassion, and respect you have for yourself.
Registration for The Conscious Couple (Sep 1-28) is open!
Participation is by donation. There are three suggested donation levels, but you are free to give a different amount.
First, determine your donation level and the amount of your donation, and then click the link below to donate. Once your donation is processed you are automatically registered and will receive the first Conscious Couple email on September 1st.
A limited number of scholarships are available for those who are unable to make a donation. If you would like to take advantage of one of these scholarships, please write to us.