Guest Teacher Talk with nakawe cuebas berrios: How to cultivate “Embodied Equanimity” as a dear friend in our troubled times

Friday, May 10, 7:00-8:30pm, drop-in

In-person and on Zoom. Find Zoom link on our public calendar.

To bring kind awareness of the reality as it is, and to not be bound
to it being a certain way, allows skillful action to arise with a balanced and steady heart….

Nakawe Cuebas Berrios feels blessed to be able to study and journey through different healing and spiritual traditions in her life. The common thread between the many traditions that have touched her path has been the belief that health and wellness depend on a balance between the mind, body, and heart. The healing systems that she has studied are: Midwifery, Chinese acupuncture, Ayurvedic medicine and yoga. Spiritually the practices are Lucumi (Cuba), with roots from the African Yoruba culture and indigenous ceremonies. These practices helped to strengthen her connection to the Earth and Cosmos. Her ancestral home is Puerto Rico, blending the Spanish, African and Taino Indian roots that flow from her ancestors, and give her guidance and strength daily. Her Nuyorican roots are honored by her experiences growing up in New York City.

By profession she has been a Midwife for 40 years and has worked in  community health centers in the Bronx providing services of midwifery/well women health care.

For over 20 years she has immersed herself in the teachings of the early Buddhist schools, mainly Theravada and Thai Forest. She studied in the Dedicated Practitioners Program and Community Dharma Leaders Program affiliated with Spirit Rock. She teaches Meditation through the Buddha Dharma. Presently she is in the IMS Teacher Training program, where she shares the Dharma by assisting and teaching on retreats. For 10 years she has served as a mentor with the BAUS Prisoner Correspondence course.

She believes we all have the potential to live a life of wisdom and compassion for our benefit and for the benefit and happiness of all beings. These are the teachings of liberation, the truth that she wants to share. She gives gratitude to all her teachers who have guided her throughout the years.

All programs at Common Ground are offered freely in the spirit of generosity. If you’d like to volunteer or donate to support the teacher(s) and the center, visit If you donate, be sure to enter “nakawe cuebas” in the Teacher/Fund box. 2/3 of the donation supports the teacher(s) and 1/3 supports the general operations of the center.

One comment on “Guest Teacher Talk with nakawe cuebas berrios: How to cultivate “Embodied Equanimity” as a dear friend in our troubled times
  1. Jane Mortenson says:

    Does nakawe have a website or facebook page?

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