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April 2020

Online 7-Week Program: A Secure Core of Compassion and Awareness for Insecure Times

April 9, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - May 22, 2020 @ 8:30 pm

Teacher(s): Lama John Makransky

This seven-week, online training is co-sponsored by Barre Center for Buddhist Studies and the Foundation for Active Compassion. It will be held Thursday and Friday evenings at 7:30- 8:30 EDT from April 9 through May 22, 2020. Description: During this pandemic, we are called to care for ourselves and others. Yet many of us—and those around us — are experiencing feelings of anxiety, fear and unease. Many of us seek a healing way to process those feelings, so we can…


May 2020

LIVE ONLINE: Finding a Core of Inner Safety, Compassion, and Awareness in Uncertain Times

May 2, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Online NH United States

Teacher(s): Lama John Makransky, Richard Schwartz, Ph.D.

During this pandemic, we are called to care for ourselves and others. Yet many of us are experiencing feelings of anxiety, fear and unease, feelings that are shared with those around us. Many of us seek a healing way to process these fearful parts of ourselves, so we can become a stable and healing presence for others. In this workshop, Richard Schwartz, developer of the Internal Family Systems Model (IFS), and Lama John Makransky, developer of the Sustainable Compassion Training…


Online 6-Week Program: Mindful Aging-An Exploration

May 5, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - June 9, 2020 @ 4:00 pm

Teacher(s): Diana Grove, Katherine Bonus

Register here: https://apm.activecommunities.com/uwhealth/Activity_Search/7345 "The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in seeing with new eyes." Proust This class is for those who have already been introduced to mindfulness. In this online class we will gently begin to explore our relationship to aging. Through mindfulness practices including deep listening, gentle movement and guided sitting meditation, we can learn to befriend the changes and discover the opportunities in aging for deepening in wisdom and compassion. Our mind…


June 2020

LIVE ONLINE: Empowering Access to Awakened Awareness through Unconditional Love and Compassion

June 12, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - June 18, 2020 @ 12:45 pm

Teacher(s): Lama John Makransky, Bob Morrison, Ilona O’Connor

This program will explore ways of accessing and settling into our innate awakened awareness through practices adapted from Tibetan Buddhism. By participating in an empowering field of loving, spiritual connection, we can become increasingly receptive to the unconditioned openness, wisdom and compassionate energy of our buddha nature. Yet parts of us, often unconsciously, may prevent us from becoming more fully receptive to such qualities of awakening. This is true even for long-time practitioners. To address that, we will focus on…

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