Level 2 – Compassion Retreat
Tutors: Choden and Jacky Seery
Dates: Part 2: Retreat: 3-7 August 2021
Cost: £560.00 for the one weekend and the retreat, including manuals payable in four monthly instalments of £140.00.
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.
If you have completed a different 8 week Mindfulness course then complete our Access to Compassion Course before joining the compassion training which will provide you with some of the core practices of the Mindfulness Association.
“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.
Booking info: Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for the booking link
Times: The retreat will run from 10.00am-18.00pm from Tuesday 3rd August to Saturday 7th August 2021
Location: The weekend & retreat will be held online.