In the ancient wisdom traditions of India, compassion is not only a posture of the heart: It is a way of life. In this one day workshop, we will explore what it means to actually live a life of compassion. Lama Willa Miller, a minister in the Buddhist tradition, will lead us through exercises, dialogues and contemplations that help us access an authentic, sustainable compassion. To access such a sustainable compassion, we first explore its shadow-side empathy burn-out, and the ways that compassion can go awry. We look at the personal emotional barriers we carry that interfere with cultivation of deeper compassion. As these are gradually seen, a profound space can open for a deeper more joyful love to emerge naturally. The workshop includes introduction the meditative practices of compassion that extend from ancient wisdom traditions, and more modern adapted forms of contemplation belonging to Sustainable Compassion Training, a form of secular meditation developed in recent years by Professor John Makransky of Boston College. This workshop is open to all, and suitable for anyone interested in discovering anew the power compassion in their life. It is also suitable for caregivers suffering from compassion fatigue and burnout.
Registration fee: $75.00
Click here to register or call 207-347-6740.