This program will be held online via Zoom. All registrants will receive the link to join the program in their Order Confirmation email. Time is EDT/EST.
“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.” – Dalai Lama
Compassion and wisdom are at the very heart of the Buddha’s path of liberation. As our inner freedom grows, our capacity for compassion grows. As our compassion increases, so does our value of freedom. They absolutely support each other on the path. Come learn what compassion is and what compassion isn’t.
The Buddha’s teachings provide practical ways of cultivating compassion and clarity. In this practice group, we will include and explore compassion for others, and self-compassion. We will learn to:
- Transform our own hearts and minds in the present moment
- Listen deeply and respond to the suffering that is a part of all our lives
- Meet sorrow with acceptance and care
- Stay connected to ourselves, each other and our world with all that life brings
- Experience a heart that is free from fear, anger and separation
- Practice with open-hearted steadiness, patience, generosity, and a commitment not to abandon ourselves, anyone or anything in this world
- Discover compassionate actions that can make a difference in our world
- Cultivate compassion as daily life practice
This program is appropriate for both new and experienced meditators of all ages and all levels of experience. Each session will include formal meditation practices on compassion, teachings, time for discussion, reflections, and questions. Practice homework between sessions allows for a deeper understanding of compassion.
Full and partial scholarships are available. Everyone is welcome.
This class will not meet on November 25.
(Closed Captions (CC) for CIMC Programs are generated through “livestreaming” via Rev.com. CIMC programs are not livestreamed to any other platform for any other use.)