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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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: https://www.livingmindfully.org/mbsr.html
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
For further information: Participate online at http://www.awakeacademy.org/course/free-kindfulness
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 https://goo.gl/forms/pas3n2CPj3D5UAzc2
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)