Online: Mindful Self-Compassion

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Online: Mindful Self-Compassion
 
with Bodhipaksa
 
Thursdays, July 8th – July 29th, 2021 | 7:00pm – 8:30pm ET
 

 

Life can be difficult. Our deepest conditioning urges us to find peace and happiness and to avoid suffering. And yet peace and happiness are often elusive, while suffering often finds us unexpectedly.

We tend to forget that this difficulty is inherent in living a human life, and see it instead as a personal failing. And in doing this we add to life’s difficulties by blaming ourselves for not being good enough.

And so, as we do this difficult thing of being human, we find ourselves needing to relearn how to offer ourselves support, encouragement, and kindness. We find ourselves needing to learn the art of mindful self-compassion.

Drawing on lessons from life, the Buddhist tradition, and neuroscience, Bodhipaksa offers a four-step approach to the practice of self-compassion. It’s a tool simple enough that we can carry it with us everywhere and offer ourselves support in passing moments of suffering. It’s a tool powerful enough that it can help sustain us during times of intense suffering. And it’s a tool that helps us to deepen the compassion we offer not just to ourselves, but to others as well.

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Teacher(s)

Bodhipaksa

Bodhipaksa is a teacher of meditation and Buddhism, known for his accessible and down-to-earth approach to practice. Born in Scotland, he now lives in New Hampshire and has two children. He’s the author of several books, including “Wildmind: A Step-By-Step Guide to Meditation,” “Living as a River,” “I Can’t Believe It’s Not Buddha,” and “This Difficult Thing of Being Human.” He is also the author of many guided meditation CDs and audiobooks, and is the founder of Wildmind (www.wildmind.org), a prominent online meditation center.

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