Classes and Workshops

Expand your awareness and deepen your knowledge.  Participate in compassion classes, workshops and retreats
provided by local faculty in partnership with Houston’s Movement for Compassion.



Upcoming Compassion Classes

Class Title: Mindful Self-Compassion (at Institute for Spirituality & Health)
Brief Description: Learn how to stop being so hard on yourself through learning Mindful Self Compassion practices for home and everyday life; learn the theory and science behind Mindful Self Compassion.
Presenter: Gwen Brehm, M.Ed., LPC, LMFT

Dates: 8 Thursdays, beginning January 19, 2017; 6:30-9:00 PM

Cost: $495, incl. half-day retreat

For further information: Email Gwen Brehm at:



Class Title: Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
Brief Description: Increases ability to handle stress with greater ease; decreases physical and psychological suffering; strengthens connection with self and others.
Presenter: Micki Fine, M.Ed., LPC

8 Thursdays, beginning January 26, 2017; 6-8:30 PM -or-
8 Saturdays, beginning, January 28, 2017; 2-4:30 PM

Cost: $550, Tuition assistance available

For further information:



Class Title: Free Kindfulness 7 Day Online Course (sponsored by Awake Academy)
Brief Description: Four top experts get together to teach you Kindfulness: a unique short course that blends mindfulness, kindness and compassion. Experience, discover, learn, explore and understand more about kindfulness in this free online course.
Presenters: Ajahn Brahm, Dr James R Doty, Paul Gilbert, Shamash Alidina

Dates: Available Now, Ongoing

Cost: Free

For further information:  Participate online at



Upcoming Compassion-Related Workshops

Parenting for Connection Not for Compliance (at St. Mark’s Fellowship Hall)
Presenter: Bren Hardt, Certified NCV/Compassionate Communication Teacher

Dates: Sunday, April 30, 2017; 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Cost: $10.00 Donation, Childcare available

For further information: please call 713-861-3104, or register at



Upcoming Compassion-Related Retreats

Retreat Title: The Heart of Wisdom (sponsored by Insight Meditation Houston at Cenacle Retreat House)
Brief Description: Two day silent meditation retreat with focus on the Buddha’s practical, clear and inspiring map of awakening wisdom and compassion in our hearts and minds. Includes systematic instructions for both sitting and walking meditation, Dharma talks and opportunities for discussion with the teacher.
Presenter: Howie Cohn, Spirit Rock Meditation Center Senior Teacher

Dates: January 27-29, 2017

Cost: $160 (Nonresidential Commuter) – $255 (Resident at Cenacle)

For further information: Register at, click on the retreats tab.  Email Pam Lewis at