Mindfulness Based Compassionate Living

In this 8 week program, you will cultivate compassion towards yourself and towards others through compassion practices that will complete the two wings of attention: awareness of what is unfolding moment by moment as you learnt and practiced during your MBSR/MBCT or other mindfulness based course, together with the kind and compassionate attitude with which you relate to your experience.

Pre-requisites: Attendance on a previous mindfulness 8 week program 6 months or more before and a solid daily mindfulness practice

Free informational session: 21st January from 7 to 8 pm 12th January 1 to 2 pm

Program Dates:

February 18th, 25th

March 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th

April 1st, 8th

Program times: Mondays 7 to 9.30 pm

Full day Retreat March 30th from 9.30 am to 4.30 pm

Investment: HK$3,500 for 8 sessions and full day silent retreat

Location: Transcend International, 12f, 11 On Lan St, Central

Compassion involves both sensitivity to our own and others’ suffering and the courage and wisdom to deal with it. Integrating the work of experts in the field such as Paul Gilbert, Kristin Neff, Christopher Germer and Tara Brach, Erik van den Brink and Frits Koster have established an eight stage step-by-step compassion training programme, supported by practical exercises and free audio downloads, which builds on basic mindfulness skills.

Grounded in ancient wisdom and modern science, they demonstrate how being compassionate shapes our minds and brains, and benefits our health and relationships. The programme will be helpful to many, including people with various types of chronic or recurring mental health problems, and can be an effective means of coping better with low self-esteem, self-reproach or shame, enabling participants to experience more warmth, safeness, acceptance and connection with themselves and others.

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