When Cultures Mix

Meditation Workshop


Meditation Workshop

Crossing Cultures with Meditation Practice: A Workshop directed by David C. Sanford

The awkwardness and stress sometimes experienced while traveling across cultural borders as expatriates or working with foreign nationals can challenge our confidence and ability to communicate with people of diverse cultures, races and ethnic groups.  Practicing meditation as a method to rediscover our sense of well being regardless of our cultural affiliation can provide a necessary foundation to adjust and communicate effectively across cultures.


  1. A short presentation and discussion of intercultural transition stress and meeting the challenge of it.

  2. Meditation instruction will be given, followed by a period of meditation practice.

  3. A discussion of the daily application possibilities of incorporating this technique as a tool to work with stress.


Participants will leave the workshop with the ability to:      

  • Articulate your individual concerns and experience of transition stress;

  • Recognize and share with others your individual style of addressing transition stress;

  • Discuss meditation as a viable technique to work with the stress associated with transition;

  • Clearly describe a meditation technique;

  • Practice meditation as part of your intercultural skill set and everyday life.

David C. Sanford     David first became a meditation practitioner and student of The Vidyadhara, Chogyam Trungpa, Rinpoche in 1977.  He is authorized as a senior teacher and meditation instructor of the Shambhala Buddhist tradition. During this time he has held several administrative positions and led numerous mediation programs. Teaching those interested in how to meditate and make this practice an ordinary part of one's life is one of his passions. 


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