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: Compassionate Intentions Mini-Series (sponsored by Dawn Mountain)
Brief Description: At a moment of personal and national transition, learn to use the boundless power of compassion to transform inner and outer turmoil. We’ll use loving-kindness and tong-len (taking and giving) meditations directed toward ourselves and others to transform ourselves in the new year.
Presenter: Claire Villarreal, Ph.D.
Dates: December 20, 2016 and January 3, 2017; 7:00 to 9:00 PM
Cost: $20 each class or $35/mini-series
For further information: http://dawnmountain.org/events
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: Compassion Cultivation Training (at Dawn Mountain)
Brief Description: Improve resilience and feel more connected with others. Combines traditional contemplative practice with contemporary psychology and scientific research to help one lead a more compassionate life.
Presenters: Rev. Betty Adam, Ph.D., Kathy Welch, and Cyrus Wirls
Dates: 8 Mondays, beginning September 12, 2016; 7:00—9:00 PM
Cost: $120-200 (sliding scale)
For further information: http://dawnmountain.org/ (events)
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 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)
Upcoming Compassion-Related Workshops
Workshop Title: Living Peace
Brief Description: Deepen your communication with self and others using NVC/compassionate communication skills and related tools.
Presenter: Susan Wildins, MD, CPC
Dates: Sept. 11, Oct. 9, Nov. 13, 2016; 1:30-3:30 PM
For further information: Email Susan Wildins at: email@example.com