Sundays: May 30, June 6, 13; 10:00 - 11:00 am ET
Taught by Brad (Karma Jinpa) Vanlandingham
Compassion literally means “to suffer together.” It is a concern for the well-being of others; it is our capacity to be open to the reality of suffering and to aspire to its healing. Compassion is similar to other types of emotional understanding such as empathy (a vicarious experience of another person’s emotion.); altruism (a principle of devotion to the welfare of others.); benevolence (a desire to do good or promote the happiness of others through kindness and generosity.)
This class teaches tools to increase capacity for compassion by making it tangible and concrete within everyday situations and relationships. This skill increases personal emotional resiliency and fortitude, which can then be used to increase the quality of compassion in relationship with other people.