Overcoming Overwhelm through Mindful Compassion
with Judith Simmer-Brown
April 10 / 10:00 AM - April 10 / 5:00 PM
Please join us via Zoom
In today’s world, when so many factors elicit our empathy and desire to help, we very quickly become drained, overwhelmed, and burned out. We just cannot expose ourselves to so much suffering! Both Buddhism and compassion science have shown that there is a way to strengthen our compassion resilience directly through meditation practices. This Saturday program is designed to soothe our reactiveness and build resilience through core dharma teachings, insights from neuroscience, and these strategic practices.
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Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown, Ph.D., is Distinguished Professor of Contemplative and Religious Studies at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado, where she has taught since 1978. As Buddhist practitioner since the early 1970’s, she became a student of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche in 1974, and was empowered as an acharya (senior teacher) by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche in 2000. Her teaching specialties are meditation practice, Shambhala teachings, Buddhist philosophy, tantric Buddhism, and contemplative higher education. Her book, Dakini’s Warm Breath (Shambhala 2001), explores the feminine principle as it reveals itself in meditation practice and everyday life for women and men. She has also edited Meditation and the Classroom: Contemplative Pedagogy for Religious Studies (SUNY 2011). She and her husband, Richard, have two adult children and three grandchildren