Journey from Fear to Love

A weekend workshop in the Bay Area
Join Lama Tsomo of the Namchak Foundation and Aaron Stern, founder of the Academy for the Love of Learning, for a weekend workshop to explore how the inner work of shifting from fear to love can enrich your relationships, strengthen your connection to community, and bring more joy and satisfaction to your work in the world.

Event Details

Date: January 26th - January 28th, 2018
Time: Multi-day Event
Location: The David Brower Center

This workshop is about transforming your life by learning to see and use everyday challenges as a practice for waking up.

You’ll learn:

  • Modern techniques for increasing awareness in real time and redirecting action, based on the Academy’s ‘Learning as a Practice for Waking Up’ approach.
  • The ancient Buddhist practice of Vipassana (Sublime Seeing—Insight) meditation, taught Tibetan style
  • The ancient Tibetan contemplative practice of Lojong, designed to turn everyday challenges into opportunities for personal growth.
  • Ways for growing more meaningful community.

Whether you find yourself reeling from our national politics, climate change, or you’re struggling with a relationship or feeling a lack of meaning in your everyday life, the practices taught and experienced at this workshop will help equip you to transform your inner and outer relationships at home, at work, and in community. You will emerge with greater perspective and new skills.


Introductory Evening Workshop:

Friday, Jan. 26

6:30 – 9pm

Brower Center

2150 Allston Way

Berkeley, CA 94704

This event is open to the public! Join us for an evening introduction to Journey from Fear to Love. For workshop attendees, your workshop begins now! Bring a friend with you to our opening evening to share a taste for what the weekend has in store!

Saturday, Jan. 27 to Sunday, Jan. 28

9am – 5pm daily

Brower Center

2150 Allston Way

Berkeley, CA 94704

What to expect:

Guided meditations

Experience-based reflective exercises

Interactive dialogue

Nourishing food

Time for reflection


It is our intention to make our program offerings accessible to all. All proceeds from Journey from Fear to Love: A Weekend Workshopare used to offset costs associated with the workshop. With no set registration fee to participate in this workshop, participants may choose their unique contribution level and donation (Suggested donation $1 – $195). For additional information, please contact

Childcare: Please email to register for complimentary childcare.

REGISTER HERE or by emailing


The David Brower Center
2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, California 94704, United States

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To learn more about Journey from Fear to Love use the form below to contact The Academy.