Bodhipaksa, founder of the online meditation centre Wildmind (www.wildmind.org), is facilitating a workshop on the art and practice of self-compassion, in Chicago on July 31, 2016.
Do you give yourself a hard time when things don’t go the way you plan? Do you find it hard to accept your faults? Do you criticize yourself a lot? Do you give yourself a harder time than you would ever give a friend or family member? If so, you’re not alone—and you might benefit from practicing self-compassion.
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Bodhipaksa will be in New York City on Nov 22, 2014. He’s leading a self-compassion workshop at the New York Insight Meditation Center: “How to Stop Beating Yourself Up.”
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.
On this workshop we’ll explore the power that self-compassion has to free us from hurt and fear, and to free us up to be compassionate toward others.
Studies have shown that self-compassion leads to greater emotional resilience and happiness. When we’re compassionate toward ourselves not only are we happier, but we’re also more able to help other people.
And yet many of us find it hard to have compassion for ourselves. We tend to be self-critical, and have difficult distinguishing self-compassion from self-pity and self-indulgence. On this day of meditation and reflection, Bodhipaksa will guide us through practical exercises in learning to regard ourselves — and our pain — with compassion. (Download the PDF … Read more »
Join Bodhipaksa on a six-week introduction to mindfulness, in which you’ll learn effective techniques to help you tame your wild mind and bring more control, well-being, and tranquillity into your daily life.
You’ve probably heard of Skype — the free service that allows you to make free one-on-one video calls to friends and family all over the globe. But did you know that Skype can now be used for videoconferencing with up to 10 people?
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
On this innovative course, you’ll have a meditation teacher at your fingertips. Bodhipaksa will guide and support you as you explore two meditation practices:
Meditation has transformed my life, and there’s nothing I love to see more than people learning to become happier and more fulfilled in their own lives.
So on September 15, I’m starting two new meditation workshops, using the videoconferencing capabilities of Skype. This is a unique opportunity to learn to calm your mind and bring more richness, joy, and meaning into your life. The courses will run initially for six weeks, with an option to stay on to explore the skills of meditation in more depth for a further twelve weeks.
For several months, now, I’ve been running meditation workshops on Skype. It’s turned out to be a great way to enjoy a sense of … Read more »