I'm not fond of the title of this retreat because I know many lawyers who would not describe their practice or profession as "difficult." Otherwise, it does sound like a very good event in a beautiful setting. Here's the description given in the e-mail from the Berkeley Initiative for Mindfulness in Law:
We wanted to let you know about an exciting event next month in the Bay Area: Finding Satisfaction in a Difficult Profession: A Retreat for Lawyers, organized by The San Francisco dharma group for lawyers. It will take place at the beautiful Tassajara Zen Center near the Monterey coast from May 13-18. See below for details.
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Finding Satisfaction in a Difficult Profession: A Retreat for Lawyers
With Zenki Mary Mocine, May 13-18 (Sunday-Friday)
Cost: $370 ($315/Member)
4 hours MCLE: 2 ethics, 1 elimination of bias and 1 substance abuse
An MCLE retreat for lawyers and law professionals
Learn how to find deep satisfaction in the practice of law and to skillfully handle the anger and other strong emotions and attachments that can arise.
The practice of law is intense and intimate. It often evokes strong emotion and attachment to opinions. We ignore those emotions or attachments at our peril. And, law practice can bring satisfaction, even joy, and be of great use, when we can practice with awareness and let go of attachment to views or emotions. Mindful awareness of our own inner experience is key to our being useful to the clients we serve. In this workshop we will explore this approach. We will also look at our judging mind and work