Ehipassiko — Come and See for Yourself
How to Stop Beating Yourself Up
November 22, 2014
10:00 am - 05:00 pm
Online registration is now closed.
Walk-in registration is available via cash or check.
Many of us are unkind to ourselves, indulging relentlessly in self-criticism and sacrificing our own well-being in order to “get things done.” This tendency to be self-critical is strongly correlated with anxiety and depression, while self-compassion, on the other hand, has been shown to lead to greater emotional resilience and well-being. When we’re compassionate toward ourselves not only are we happier, but we’re also more able to help others.
In this workshop Bodhipaksa will introduce a step-by-step guide to the core skills of self-compassion. As well as drawing on models from Buddhist psychology, we’ll take a look at insights from neuroscience, and explore Buddhist compassion and lovingkindness meditation so that we can learn to regard ourselves — and our pain — with compassion and kindness.
Registration fee does not include teacher support.
Teacher support: Suggested starting donation for a daylong is $30 but whatever you offer is greatly appreciated and no one is ever turned away for lack of funds. All donations go to support the teacher(s).
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Bodhipaksa was born in Scotland, in 1961. He has been practicing Buddhist meditation since 1982, and became a member of the Triratna Buddhist Order in 1993. He formerly ran a retreat center in the Scottish Highlands, taught meditation as part of the University of Montana's religious studies program, and has also taught in prisons in New Hampshire and Massachusetts. He now promotes the practice of meditation on his website, Wildmind. Bodhipaksa is the author of more than a dozen books and audiobooks on meditation and Buddhism. He lives in New Hampshire, and teaches at Aryaloka Buddhist Center in Newmarket. He has two young children.