Cultivating the Compassion Instinct
with Judith Simmer-Brown
January 24 / 7:30 PM - January 26 / 6:30 PM
Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown
Friday – Sunday, January 24-26
The new science of compassion has found that human beings have a fundamental instinct for kindness, but have developed habits of harshness toward themselves and others. How can this compassion instinct be cultivated? The ancient traditions of Buddhism and Shambhala have found powerful ways of awakening this instinct through practices that build from self-compassion to resilient compassion for others, including the difficult people in our lives. This retreat introduces several core lovingkindness practices of Naropa University’s Mindful Compassion Training, integrating the new science of compassion with ancient Buddhist and Shambhala meditation.