Cathy CornellBoard of Directors, Meditation Teacher
I have seen how the practice of innate love and wisdom helps to uncover an amazing transformative power for healing and how it empowers people to move into and beyond the limits of fear and self-doubt in their lives. In my work as a clinical social worker with children who have been sexually abused and their families in Madison, WI, I see how this practice can open people up to an experience of love and acceptance when before they had felt they were so alone and misunderstood in the world. The recognition, through the practice, that they are loved just as they are can have profound implications for the way they view themselves and their ability to be an expression of that love and compassion to others.
People who visit our sangha will be warmly welcomed into an hour of guided meditation and reflection on Innate Compassion practice, which is led by either Paul Knitter or me. Our sangha includes people from different backgrounds and faiths, predominantly Christians and Buddhists. In this interfaith experience of shared reflection on our practice, we learn from each other about how to more fully embody the qualities of warmth, acceptance, and love in our daily lives.