Judith Lief

Transforming Aggression into Compassion

Judith Lief

Friday, October 24th & Saturday, October 25th, 2008

Plymouth Congregational Church

916 W. Prospect, Fort Collins

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FRIDAY NIGHT TALK— ‘Transforming Aggression Into Compassion’ In this day and age, aggression and
antagonism have become a predominant aspect of our professional and political discourse. In this weekend workshop, participants will the examine root causes of aggression and learn ways to transform such negative mindsets
into compassionate and skillful ways of perceiving, communicating, and behaving.


SATURDAY WORKSHOP— ‘Working with Negativity’
In this workshop, we will explore the role of contemplative practice in freeing ourselves from anger toward
self and others and cultivating a lighter, more accepting, and flexible frame of mind.

The workshop is experiential and will include talks, discussions, and meditation instruction and practice.  Wear comfortable clothing.

We will learn—

  • strategies for focusing and relaxing
  • ways to overcome reactive responses that escalate existing aggression
  • to notice our own patterns of anger and aggression and how they arise
  • strategies for remaining calm in the face of escalating anger
  • to see the interconnectedness of thoughts, speech, and physical  expressions of aggression
  • to see beyond anger with humor and compassion


Judith Lief is a contemplative hospice pioneer, meditation instructor and former dean of Naropa University. A close student of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, Judith is the author of Making Friends with Death, available from Shambhala Publications.

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