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Introduction to Back to Beginnings with Sarah Wass
Introduction to Back to Beginnings with Sarah Wass

Fri, 03 May


KSD Cardiff

Introduction to Back to Beginnings with Sarah Wass

This FREE talk will be a pre-cursor to PHASE 1 below about What is Back to Beginnings.

Time & Location

03 May 2024, 18:30 – 20:00

KSD Cardiff, 250 Cowbridge Rd E, Cardiff CF5 1GZ, UK


About the event

This FREE talk will be a pre-cursor to PHASE 1 below about What is Back to Beginnings.

The Tara Rokpa Method

The Tara Rokpa method seeks to build a bridge between eastern and western traditions across time and space. A deep exploration of limitless compassion as the key agent of healing remains as the basis throughout.

It is based on the principle that the human mind carries its own dignity and healing capacity which can never be permanently damaged or destroyed.

It is an experiential process in which participants are encouraged to become their own therapist.

What is Back to Beginnings?

It is part of a unique system for healing the mind developed by Akong Rinpoche over many years of working with those who came to seek his help & advice first at Samye Ling Tibetan Centre & later all over the world.

Akong Rinpoche always emphasised that compassion for ourselves & others was the foundation of his work. During Back to Beginnings we come to know ourselves better. It helps us appreciate the extraordinary range of experiences which makes each of us who we are. With this knowledge we are able to work more skilfully with ourselves whatever our lives may bring.

One of our therapists was interviewed about Back to Beginnings some years ago & what he said is still relevant today.

Back to Beginnings is one of the first stages of Tara Rokpa. You complete a particular way of reviewing your life story in a certain, systematic way. This is to make sure you don’t leave out parts on which you may have already been focused. Tara Rokpa encourages you to get the balance of your life. In this remembering we go three times through our lives starting with the present. In a way you sweep through the whole of your life & you try to look at everything. You don’t say this is important or not important or focus on traumatic events only. You include everyday events, for example what shoes you wore at aged six or what clothes you wore or food you ate or didn’t. What you get is a feeling for the totality of your life. This remembering is aided by the relaxations which make up a fair amount of the whole process. Much of the remembering is also done through free painting & other art materials. Some people write it, some paint through their lives. Somehow, we come to a different way of relating to ourselves, not so problem related. Akong Rinpoche said the therapy is how to simplify our lives.

For more information visit: Back to Beginnings on Tara Rokpa Website

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