With its roots and teachings mainly formed from a monastic, renunciate tradition, Buddhism can sometimes seem limited when dealing with sex, intimacy and communication.
Faced with her own struggles around relationship, JoAnna decided to explore her personal experience of how Buddhist values of non-harming and authenticity might bring clarity into matters of intimacy and contact. And shine light on ways to live skilfully while living a full life as a committed lay practitioner.
Insights gained from her 2 years of celibacy, close study of the 5 precepts (the basic code of ethics followed by Buddhist lay practitioners), and teacher training with Against the Stream founder, Noah Levine, resulted in this unique online course.
If you have a sense that the pull and desire of sexual energy, or the difficulties of communication both within and outside of an intimate relationship could use some carefully guided teachings from a Buddhist perspective, you will find JoAnna’s style of warmth, clarity and experience very supportive.
This is a self–paced programme that you can work through as your daily life allows.