With Dr. Paul Norton
July 15 – 17, 2022 (Friday through Sunday)
This retreat is given to raise funds for the Christine Center. Suggested donation is $100. Cost of housing and meals is additional.
One of the main goals of Buddhism is connection with other sentient beings. The four Brahmaviharas (lovingkindness, compassion, sympathetic joy, and equanimity) are millennia old principles to help us do just that. On this weekend retreat Dr. Paul Norton will explore the value of these particular ways of being and give concrete practices so that we can manifest them in our day-to-day lives. Friday evening through Sunday lunch. The retreat includes meditation instruction and some body practices. There will be handouts but no prior reading is required. This retreat is good whether you are experienced meditator, or new to the practice.
Dr. Paul Norton teaches mindfulness in a variety of settings, including schools, prisons, and for various groups at Milwaukee Mindfulness Center. He is certified to teach Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction, as well as various other modes of meditation and awareness practice. He is the guiding instructor and one of the founding members of the Mindfulness Community of Milwaukee. The Community was founded as a nonprofit in 1998. He is a core member of the Order of Interbeing, an organization founded by Thich Nhat Hanh, a Vietnamese monk, that is devoted to supporting mindfulness practice.
He was a pediatrician who has worked extensively with Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin since beginning his residency in 1978, up to his retirement from clinical practice in 2016. Most of his work was in general pediatrics, but the last 10 years was devoted exclusively to developmental behavioral pediatrics.
He has lived in Wisconsin since 1974 and has two adult children. He is presently learning Spanish and improving guitar skills.
He is available to counsel on matters relating to mindfulness at firstname.lastname@example.org