Mindfulness and Compassion Practices for Challenging Times
Mindful ways to more compassion and kindness in life with less stress.
When you participate in what will be another memorable mini-retreat from the comfort of your home, you have the rare opportunity to submerge yourself in the life changing and nourishing teaching of Mindfulness and Compassion practice from Choden. Book your place today at the bottom of this page ↓
Why Mindfulness and Compassion? Well, consider the definitions......
Mindfulness: "Deliberately being aware of what is happening, as it is happening, without judgement." Mindfulness is the first step in emotional healing — being able to turn toward and acknowledge our difficult thoughts and feelings (such as inadequacy, sadness, anger, confusion) with a spirit of openness and curiosity.
Compassion: “A sensitivity to the suffering of self and others, with a deep commitment to try to prevent and relieve it.” Compassion is a life-changing way of thinking that is rooted in Mindfulness. Compassion is the capacity to feel concern with the pain and suffering of ourselves and others. This capacity is accompanied by the wish to relieve this pain and suffering and the willingness to take responsibility for it. Every human being has the potential to be compassionate. It is a quality inherently present in everyone, but for various reasons often not fully cultivated.
Research in neuroscience has shown that by means of practice, self-compassion can be developed and deepened. By learning to have more kindness and forgiveness for ourselves, we have more compassion and empathy for others. This is the aim of the Mindfulness and Compassion mini-retreat.
As a director of the Mindfulness Association, a monk at Samye Ling monastery, and co-author of several books including the best selling 'Mindful Compassion', Choden is one of the most sought after Mindfulness and Compassion teachers in the UK.
The benefits of this Mindfulness and Compassion Mini-Retreat are personal and global, from enhancing emotional and physical well-being, boosting happiness, reducing anxiety and depression, along with improving relationships as we connect more authentically with others.
If you have a personal mindfulness practice, then participating in the Mindfulness and Compassion mini-retreat is the next step in applying loving kindness first to yourself, then others, and living joyfully from the heart.
Through a desire to make a difference in these unprecedented times Choden and Peer 2 Peer Mindfulness have decided there is no fixed fee for participation on this mini retreat. You are invited to make a donation to Peer 2 Peer Mindfulness which will be used to provide mindfulness for underprivileged groups and individuals. Please choose a donation amount from £0.50p upwards.