Dharma In The Dark: A Direct Path to Compassionate Experience

 The Blind Cafe is proud to present a new series of darkness workshops, designed to explore aligning our minds and bodies, deepening our understanding of ourselves and how we relate to others, how we late to music and the exploration of relating to our world with the distractions of visual conditioning, social etiquette and cell phones. In this workshop we will use the powerful forum of complete darkness to initiate and look at  compassionate and mindful awareness communication, to develop our skills for emotional intelligence, deep active listening, compassion and empathy. The workshop includes Dharma talks, periods of meditation, active live music listening, interpersonal sharing and group discussion all in the complete and total pitch dark.  Real in the moment examples of this work will naturally be contributed by participants in the dark, bringing an opportunity to ground us, open up our spirits and open our hearts.These energizing and inspiring retreats and workshops is for anyone who would like to create more authentic connection with others and within themselves and is especially valuable for psychotherapists, business professionals, spousal and partner relationships and teachers.

Chaos should be regarded as extremely good news!
— Chogyam Trungpa

Our events are facilitated by professional trained 'legally blind staff'' and designed to change the way you 'SEE' the world! The Blind Café does not try to perfectly recreate blindness. Instead, it allows people to interact, trust each other, and experience community, music and the Dharma in an entirely new way. In the dark, there are no uncomfortable glances, no self-consciousness about what you’re wearing or what you weigh, no distinction between the sighted and blind, black or white, tall or short.