Pointing Out Australia

Welcome to Pointing Out Australia

Pointing Out Australia runs meditation retreats in the Pointing Out style of Indo-Tibetan Buddhism along with professional development courses for psychotherapists and health professionals.

Both are taught by Daniel P Brown PhD, Director, The Center for Integrative Psychotherapy, Newton MA; Associate Clinical Professor of Psychology, Harvard Medical School.

Meditation retreats

The Pointing Out style combines a strong grounding in the Western scientific study of the contemplative experience integrated with the ancient Indian and Tibetan spiritual traditions and the wisdom of their direct transmission lineages. This provides Westerners of all levels with simple, profound and clear access to the deepest spiritual traditions.

Coming to Australia in 2018 for the sixth year, Dan will offer the precious Pointing Out Level 1 teaching covering the core practices of the Pointing Out Way in Melbourne.

Currently no other retreats are confirmed for 2018.

2018 Retreats…

Professional development workshops

For those with strong interest in understanding and treating attachment related challenges with their clients, Dan will offer two two-day experiential workshops in Melbourne on treating anxiety disorders and the psychometric testing.

2018 Workshops…

2018 Events

Meditation Retreats

The Pointing Out style combines a strong grounding in the Western scientific study of the contemplative experience integrated with the ancient Indian and Tibetan spiritual traditions and the wisdom of their direct transmission lineages. This provides Westerners of all levels with simple, profound and clear access to the deepest spiritual traditions.

In Australia for the sixth year, Daniel P Brown will offer the precious Pointing Out Level 1 teaching covering the core practices of the Pointing Out Way in Melbourne.

Pointing Out Way Level 1

22 – 29 March 2018 in Melbourne.

 

Join Daniel P Brown and Gretchen Nelson in this open level course to explore the openness of being and the foundational practices of meditation.

Level 1 retreats present a full set of instructions for Mahamudra practice in a highly condensed manner. By emphasizing concentration early in the retreat, students experience a momentum for practice that often allows at least a taste of realization of the nature of the mind as being pointed out.

Professional development workshops

For those with strong interest in understanding and treating attachment related challenges with their clients, Dan will offer two two-day experiential workshops in Melbourne on treating anxiety disorders and the psychometric testing.

Psychometric Measures for Clinical Practice

19 – 20 March 2018 in Melbourne

 

Clinical practice is rapidly moving in the direction of evidence-based treatment, i.e. justification of approaches to treatment based on the level of supporting outcomes research. Most outcomes research is based on widely-used paper-and-pencil self- report inventories that are quick to give and easy to score, and very comprehensive structured clinical interviews that are easy to administer, comprehensive, and highly reliable. Clinicians could easily use these same tools in private or clinic settings, both to make accurate initial diagnoses and to periodically assess treatment progress.

Evidence Based Treatments for Anxiety Disorders

6 – 7 April 2018 in Melbourne

This workshop will review a growing body of scientific evidence on the necessary ingredients that treatment protocols must address for efficacious and effective treatment of the spectrum of anxiety disorders. Participants will learn very specific psychotherapeutic step-by- step treatment protocols.

The Teachers

Daniel P. Brown, Ph.D

Spiritual Director of “Pointing Out the Great Way”, teacher, author, translator, Associate Clinical Professor of Psychology, Harvard Medical School, Director of the Center for Integrative Psychotherapy, Dan has made enormous contributions to students of psychology and students of the Buddhist path to awakening.

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Gretchen Nelson

Gretchen has been practicing yoga and meditation since 1986. She is an NCAA cross-country champion runner recently inducted into the University of Oregon Sports Hall of Fame for her contribution to the 1983 team NCAA Division 1 championship. Gretchen is based in San Francisco and has been teaching Hatha yoga and meditation from various traditions since 1989. In 1997 she received her Masters in Science in Physical Therapy from UCSF Medical School.

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