Now Online: Compassion as a Guide Through Transition and Transformation

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Now Online: Compassion as a Guide Through Transition and Transformation
with Jane Chun
Saturday, May 16th, 2020 | 1:00pm – 5:00pm ET

“I’ve been here before.” As the reality of the COVID-19 pandemic reached the US, these words kept arising in my mind.”

The Compassion Institute Program Director and Instructor, Jane Chun brings a unique perspective to our current pandemic situation.

Several years ago, she emerged from a prolonged period of social isolation from a life-threatening respiratory illness. Not knowing if she would survive, she experienced the loss of “normal life” as she knew it, underpinned by the uncertainty of not knowing when it would end and what would emerge from it all.

In this half-day workshop, Jane will share what she has learned through her transformational experience that may be helpful in our current collective experience.

During this online workshop, we will touch on themes such as:

– The unfolding of grief and meeting reality as it is.
– Fear and finding ground in groundlessness.
– Examining our illusion of control and fear of change and impermanence.
– Hope in times of darkness.
– The uncovering of who we really are and what’s really important to us.

Throughout the session, compassion will be our guide and home.
The day will include talks, paired and individual exercises, and meditation. There will be breaks throughout our time together. Please bring a pen and paper for journaling. If possible, also making sure you have room to lie down or move around during practice if that feels right in the moment.

Please note: This session is not a substitution for professional therapy.

Jane lives and works at the intersection of contemplation and inner transformation, and social and systems change. She is a Program Director and certified instructor at The Compassion Institute and comes from years of working in the field of humanitarian work and social policy.


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Registration Fees include Teacher Support

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Jane Chun

Jane Chun is Program Director of Specialized Programs at Compassion Institute (CI), and is dual certified by Stanford Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE) and CI to teach CCT. She is managing the development and rollout of CI’s programs in the healthcare sector and social change space. She is passionate about the intersection of compassionate states of being and social and systems change. Jane has worked with non-profit and intergovernmental organizations including UNICEF, UNDP, IOM, and Search for Common Ground on topics ranging from climate and environmental change, human ecology, migration and displacement, sustainable development, and decision sciences. She has also conducted social policy research for various organizations such as The Brookings Institution and Oxford Refugee Studies Centre. She offers a cross-disciplinary perspective and approach in her work, and is committed to co- creating change together with organizations and individuals so that we can move toward a present and future we want, for ourselves and for the planet.

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