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Regaining Peace and Balance During the Chaos Presidency: A Small Group Intensive

  • Taborspace 5441 Southeast Belmont St, Portland, OR 97215 (map)

Saturday, February 16, 9:15AM-3:15PM in the Artspace

Does the chaos of the Trump administration leave you frayed? Has your quality of life suffered? Do you sometimes feel hopeless? All are natural reactions to the trauma we are currently experiencing. However, it is possible to rediscover your own center and find balance amidst the turmoil.

Using a combination of Buddhist teachings, meditation and mindfulness, and experiential exercises we will examine how today’s chaos personally affects us. Individually, you will identify and re-animate your overarching values so that they can become an anchor in this turbulent sea of change. Finally, you’ll learn grounding techniques that can be used on a day-to-day basis to restore peace and balance and improve the quality of your life. 

This is a small-group intensive examination limited to 14 people. 

$85 Please bring a sack lunch so we can make the most of our time together. 

The Teacher
Tracy McDonald, Ph.D. is a psychologist who spent almost 30 years as a professor at California State University, Chico. She has been practicing meditation for over 20 years and is a graduate of the Dedicated Practitioners Program at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in California. Tracy has been teacher to meditation groups in California and Oregon for almost 10 years and has lead workshops for 30 years. She has participated in silent meditation retreats for up to 5 weeks in the U.S., England and India. Her life off retreat is far from silent. 

Pre-register required. Please email me at

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