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The Power of (Self)Compassion
A Daylong Retreat


Compassion is so often confused with putting others’ welfare above your own, but true wisdom understands that genuine self-concern is the necessary foundation for kindness and compassion towards all beings. This daylong practice retreat will incorporate western psychological techniques with traditional Buddhist practices to help you cultivate a loving and healthy relationship with yourself.

Recent research indicates that compassion and lovingkindness are inherent human qualities, which everyone can develop. We’ll learn the difference between self-compassion and self-indulgence, transform emotional barriers and resistances, and learn to work with self-judgements and criticism through understanding and patience.

This program will include instruction, guided meditation, mindful movement, discussion and Q&A. No experience with meditation is necessary. Please wear comfortable and loose clothing. Chairs, floor cushions, and yoga mats will be provided.


  • Register before September 19 at the Early Bird rate of $60.

  • After September 19, the cost of this program is $75.

  • For individuals who identify as People of Color, and are unable to afford the full fee, the cost of this program is $40.

  • For an individual interested in Work-Study, helping to setup and clean up the space, there is one half-price discounted spot available at $37.

  • Cancellations less than 7 days prior to the program are non-refundable.

  • To reserve your spot, please submit the registration form below.


Kim is committed to fostering conditions that create a safe and open community, recognizing both the unique experience of each individual, as well as the collective experience we all share.


We meet in the lovely Meditation Room at Love and Compassion Healing Center, 124 E. 40th Street, 12th Floor, Suite PH, New York, NY. The building is located between Park and Lexington, two blocks from Grand Central Station. 

Please take Elevator C behind the security desk to 12th Floor. The front elevator (D) goes only up to the 11th Floor.