LEVEL 2 – COMPASSION WEEKENDS AT SAMYE LING OR ONLINE
Please book your accommodation and meals for the weekend directly with Samye Ling by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. They will need to know the dates that you would like to stay, what room you would like (please click here to see the room types and prices), your name, and the name of the second person if you are booking a twin room, your address, phone number and preferred email address for the booking. No room bookings can currently be made via the Samye Ling website.
Tutor: Choden and Fay Adams
Dates: 12 – 14 May 2023, 14 – 16 July 2023 and 20 – 22 October 2023
Cost: £495.00 for all three parts payable in three monthly instalments of £165.00.
Booking info: Please contact email@example.com for the booking link.
Times: Each weekend begins at 19.00pm-20.30pm on Friday evening, runs between 8.00am and 20.00pm on Saturday and will finish at 15.00pm on Sunday afternoon.
Location: Online via Zoom or at Samye Ling
If you have completed an 8 Week MBLC course or our Level 1 Mindfulness training you can book onto this course and begin your journey into compassion.
“The practices given are lifelong tools which everyone should be aware of”
This course starts with building self-compassion into basic mindfulness practice. Through compassionate imagery and mindful self-compassion, we cultivate positive emotions as a way of building up an inner resource, from which we can approach the difficulties that are part and parcel of being alive. We then approach the self-critic: that persistent inner voice that is harsh and condemning, and always finding fault in what we do. What it would be like to cultivate an inner voice that is kind and supportive, and to live life from this place, rather than from a place of destructive self-criticism?
In the course of the journey we move from self-compassion towards compassion for others, exploring practices which help us find balance and perspective beyond our narrow preferences, generating love and friendliness to our inner and outer worlds, responding appropriately to pain and suffering while also appreciating the good things in our lives, integrating compassion into all that we do. As there is a strong emphasis on the experiential nature of the course, there are home practice suggestions between the sessions that include regular compassion practice and daily life exercises.
This course takes place over three weekends, or over one weekend and a 5-day retreat, and is spread out over a six month period. It aims to enable participants to develop their mindfulness practice by training in compassion. The course is themed over the weekend and retreat:
- Self Compassion
- Compassion for Others
- Compassion in Action
“I feel this is a journey and not an end point – the learning is so rich and experiential”
Take some time out of your busy life to relax, nurture and rest as we learn how to cultivate compassion in our lives.