Ongoing Groups

Ongoing Small Groups – HEALING AT THE EDGE

Find meditation, devotional, and energy practices that will make available meaningful change in your life. Together we will explore how our emotional patterns, reactions to life situations, and meditation experiences can reveal what is asking to be healed. Eastern contemplative practices assume that the practitioner loves himself, is relatively free from doubt and guilt, and is basically not neurotic. In our experience many people harbor unconscious assumptions regarding their ability to significantly deepen their relationship with self, with truth, with Presence. Being in a supportive, small group setting will allow the uncovering of these assumptions and the discovery of the way to healing for each individual. These will not be meditation groups, but groups which use meditation to facilitate deep inner work bringing a sense of connection, connection with other and with self. These will not be therapy groups, but groups that that support opening directly to patterns that previously have blocked the experience of Presence. All that is asked of the participants is a desire to awaken.

Facilitated by Dale Borglum, PhD, Executive Director of the Living/Dying Project

Dale has extensively practiced in the Vipassana, Zen, Tibetan Vajrayana, and Dzogchen Buddhist traditions. Dale’s core practice is devotional, drawing from both his Christian roots and his immersion into Hinduism to a depth which is too personal to share in these few words. Having guided many hundreds of people approaching death, Dale developed the ability, in most cases, to see clearly what blocks the next step toward freedom, insight that enables a person to touch Awakened Mind. The groups explore deeply this inner work, this practical healing, this intersection of the spiritual and the psychological, and in this process awaken gratitude for the preciousness of life.

Clients may also meet with Dale on an individual basis, exploring the intersection of spirituality and psychology as mentioned above and/or working with end-of-life issues.

Both the small groups and the individual sessions are for a fee at the moderate end of the scale.

Current Groups:
San Francisco, California Groups

• One meets every Thursday from 4:15 PM to 6:15  PMin the Glen Park neighborhood.
• Another group meets every Thursday from  7:00 PM to 9:00 PM in the Mission district.

Love and prayer are learned in the hour When prayer becomes impossible and the heart turns to stone – Thomas Merton

“Dale brings the wisdom of the worlds great spiritual traditions into his teachings. With genuine warmth, humor, and skillful use of intuition he meets each member where they are in their journey and guides them in developing and deepening their personal spiritual practice. In this safe and supportive space members are free to open to their deeper selves. Participating in one of his gatherings is a wonderful gift to give yourself!” ~ Brenda, Marriage and Family Therapist, Oakland Group

The small, ongoing groups are restricted to 9 people. Participants in the groups are committed to ongoing, long term work.

Please call Dale if you wish to join one of these groups.

Both the small groups and the individual sessions are for a fee at the moderate end of the scale

Marin County, California Group

Meeting in Mill Valley every Wednesday from 7:00PM-9:00 PM

Deep in the sea are riches beyond compare, But if it is safety that you seek, Stay upon the shore. -Sa’di

“It seems so natural, so effortless, and then I realized – I am now happy every day, and living in grace.” ~ Jacqueline, Marin group

The small, ongoing groups are restricted to 9 people. Participants in the groups are committed to ongoing, long term work.

Please call Dale if you wish to join one of these groups.

Both the small groups and the individual sessions are for a fee at the moderate end of the scale.

Santa Rosa, California Afternoon Group

Meets Every Tuesday from 3:45 – 5:45pm

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion. -HH The Dalai Lama

“The meditation practice which Dale teaches has been of great practical assistance to me in my spiritual growth. I especially appreciate his gentle combining of flexibility and openness on the one hand, with focused guidance on the other. The meditation practice support group provides a non-judgmental learning atmosphere where I can reflect on disentangling from archaic complexes and living my life in spirit most authentically. I experience Dale walking with us and pointing out important guideposts along the way. My acceptance of my difficult situations and myself in them is increasing as a result of this work.” ~ Sandra, Therapist and Nurse, Sebastopol Day Group

The small, ongoing groups are restricted to 9 people. Participants in the groups are committed to ongoing, long term work.

Please call Dale if you wish to join one of these groups.

Both the small groups and the individual sessions are for a fee at the moderate end of the scale

Santa Rosa, California Evening Group

Meets Every Tuesday from 7:00 PM-9:00PM

“This group is a blessing, a mystery, and a miracle.” -Charles, Sebastopol group member

The small, ongoing groups are restricted to 9 people. Participants in the groups are committed to ongoing, long term work.

Please call Dale if you wish to join one of these groups.

Both the small groups and the individual sessions are for a fee at the moderate end of the scale.

Overview of What We Do in These Groups (click here for larger PDF)

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