Re-Pairing at Tibet House

Re-Pairing: Embracing the Disappointments of Intimacy

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Time & Place

Saturday, March 05, 2011 7:00PM - 9:00PM Tibet House, 22 West 15th Street, New York, NY 10011


Donation $20 | Continuing Education Credits - add $15; see below for details


Disappointments, arguments, and fights, feeling misunderstood and distant from one another, getting or giving the “silent treatment” – even long-practicing Buddhists can find these dynamics woven into interactions with even the family and friends we love and care for the most.

Embracing the humility and freedom of beginner’s mind, we will discuss specific concepts of Buddhist psychology that can help us break through the impasses often experienced in emotionally-close relationships.

We can learn to benefit from the inevitable challenges of intimacy rather than fear or avoid them, finding meaningful ways to “re-pair” and connect deeply again with our significant others, all while finding a greater understanding of Self/Non-Self and Other/Non-Other and deepening our wisdom and compassion.

“Re-pairing” represents my 30+ years of experience working with couples and my interest in Buddhist psychology. Buddhists, pre-Buddhists, therapists and non-ist people are all welcome.

Continuing Education Credits

Continuing Education Credits are available for an additional $15 fee. 2 CE hours are available for psychologists, LCSWs, MFTs and nurses through the Spiritual Competency Resource Center, an approved CE/CME provider for 4 accreditation agencies:

  • California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS Approval PCE 111) for LCSWs and MFTs in California.
  • California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN Provider CEP11909) for licensed nurses in California.
  • American Psychological Association (APA)

SCRC is approved by the APA to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Spiritual Competency Resource Center maintains responsibility for it programs and their content.

Please check with your state licensing organization as to the acceptance of the above credits. For questions or additional information, contact David Lukoff,Ph.D. at (707) 763-3576.


David Bullard, Ph.D., is a Licensed Psychologist and Marital and Family Therapist based in San Francisco, where he has a private practice and is Clinical Professor of Medicine and Clinical Professor of Medical Psychology (Psychiatry) at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Recent workshops by David have been for the Institute for Health & Healing, California Pacific Medical Center; the University of California Medical Center, San Francisco; and the San Francisco Psychological Association. Three upcoming workshops will be held April 4- 9, 2011, at the SERES - Sociedade de Equilibrio do Estresse e Resiliência in Sao Paulo, Brazil. He is currently conducting a series of interviews with Buddhist scholars, therapists and practitioners in relation to the interface between western psychotherapy and Buddhist psychology. The first such interview, with Mark Epstein, is available online at For more information, please visit