We all long for someone who will love us unconditionally. But what if that person is us? Self-compassion is the radically healing practice of treating ourselves with the kindness, respect, and gentleness that we would ideally offer to those we love.
Most us us have the habit of being hard on ourselves. We talk unkindly to ourselves and often we sacrifice our own well-being in order to “get things done.” We blame ourselves when things go wrong, and often fear that if we stop doing so we’ll cease to perform well.
Research shows that self-compassion promotes emotional well-being, reduces our risk of anxiety and depression, supports healthy habits, and leads to more satisfying personal relationships.
The practice of self-compassion in our daily lives arises from developing four skills: mindful awareness, acceptance, self-kindness, and realistic perspectives. Each of those skills can be learned through practice.
On this 28-day event, Bodhipaksa will introduce a step-by-step guide to self-compassion, so that we can learn to be more gentle with and understanding of ourselves.
On this event, you will learn how to:
Signing up for this event gives you access to:
This event is suitable for people of all levels of experience, including complete beginners.
Bodhipaksa has been practicing Buddhist meditation for over 30 years, and teaching for around 25 years. He formerly taught meditation in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Montana, and for several years ran a thriving retreat center in the Scottish Highlands. He is the author of more than a dozen books and audiobooks, and has been published in six languages. In 2001 he founded Wildmind, an online meditation center. He has been a member of the Triratna Buddhist order since 1993. He is originally from Scotland, but now lives in New Hampshire. He has two children.
Registration for How to Stop Beating Yourself Up (Oct 1-28) is open!
Participation is by donation. There are three suggested donation levels, but you are free to give a different amount.
First, determine your donation level and the amount of your donation, and then click the link below to donate. Once your donation is processed you are automatically registered and will receive the first How to Stop Beating Yourself Up email on October 1st.
A limited number of scholarships are available for those who are unable to make a donation. If you would like to take advantage of one of these scholarships, please write to us.