Compassion is defined by the Dalai Lama as a sensitivity to the suffering of the self or others, and a deep desire to do something about it. Often, as we practice mindfulness, we come to see more clearly patterns and habits of thought and behaviour that we might not like and that may contribute to our own suffering and the suffering of others.
With practices from the Mindfulness-Based Living Course (MBLC) and Compassion-Based Living Course (CBLC) this 3-hour workshop, in collaboration with the lovely Ellie Kortland – founder of The Mindful Smile Company, introduces the concept of compassion for self and others, allowing you to explore how kindness and compassion feels in the body and enabling you to build inner resources and emotional resilience.
The workshop is suitable for anyone with some experience of mindfulness who wishes to cultivate a kinder, more peaceful way of being with themselves. We hope you can join us!
Saturday 15th February, 9.45am-1.00pm
Quaker Meeting House, 22 School Lane, Liverpool L1 3BT | MAP
10.00am Introduction: intentions and motivations for the day
10.15am Kindness, Compassion, Suffering: definitions for the day
10.25am Practice and Reflection: memories of kindness
11.00am Practice and Reflection: kindness to self and others
11.45am Short break for refreshments
12.00pm Discussion: it’s not our fault but it is our responsibility
12.15pm Practice: responding to difficulties in daily life
12.30pm Practice and Reflection: safe place visualisation
£39.00 includes light refreshments, limited places available