The Power of (Self)Compassion
Daylong Practice Intensive
October 19, 2019
December 7, 2019
February 9, 2020
All programs are Saturdays, 10am-4pm
Self-compassion is allowing yourself to be just who you are in every moment, without trying to fix or change or ignore anything about your thoughts, feelings, or sensations. It’s an essential quality for good health and healthy relationships that includes self-kindness and self-love, and extensive research suggests these qualities are closely linked with happiness. Self-compassion can’t be learned by just reading about it or talking yourself into it, but everyone can develop it through deep listening and loving presence via meditative practice.
Daylong intensives are an opportunity to experience the healing power of self-compassion directly, through kind attention towards your mind and body, giving yourself permission to be just as you are, and by nurturing your authentic intentions of love and kindness for yourself and all beings.
Meet yourself with love, approach difficulties with wisdom, and allow your good heart to shine for yourself and others as we explore:
The traditional Buddhist view of our inherent wisdom and compassion
Mindfulness and metta meditation practice
The difference between self-compassion and self-improvement
Approaches to lessen self-conflict, self-judgement, and self-criticism
Wise action to support self-care and healing
Ways to create conditions that foster happiness for yourself and others
Western psychological techniques that support happiness and kindness
Contemporary research on the benefits of kindness and self-love
Guided meditation practice
Recommended readings and resources
Practice intensives are open to all levels. Experienced students will deepen their knowledge and presence, and beginners will learn to establish a daily meditation and self-compassion practice.
Please wear comfortable and loose clothing. Chairs, floor cushions, and yoga mats will be provided.
The cost of this program is $65.
For individuals who identify as People of Color, and are unable to afford the full fee, the cost of this program is $40.
Paying the Patron Fee of $75 helps support scholarships and financial aid.
Cancellations less than 7 days prior to the program are non-refundable.
To reserve your spot, please submit the registration form below.
Please email Kim to inquire about reduced rates and Work-Study positions for those with financial need.
ALL ARE WELCOME
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.