Compassion is a response to suffering, the inevitable adversity all human beings will meet in their lives, whether from the pain embedded in the fabric of aging, sickness, and death or the psychological and emotional afflictions that debilitate the mind. Compassion is the acknowledgment that not all pain can be “fixed” or “solved,” but all suffering is made more approachable in a landscape of compassion.
Dr. Pilar Jennings will explore the Buddhist teachings on compassion for self and others. Compassion is a revered capacity in the Buddhist spiritual tradition. And yet, for many, it poses complex challenges. With an emphasis on developmental psychology and psychotherapeutic insights, Dr. Jennings will offer ways to examine the obstacles to self-compassion and compassion for those with whom we’ve had difficulty. We will also practice methods for nurturing compassion in oneself, and for cultivating relationships where it is generously offered.
- Cultivate methods for increasing self-compassion
- Identify primary obstacles for compassion toward self and other
- Examine methods for a compassionate response to interpersonal conflicts
Registration includes on-demand access to recordings of all of the classes, which can be viewed for two weeks following the date they were presented.
To ensure you receive your meeting link prior to the live program, click here to register by May 7.