Saturday January 31st, from 10 am to 4 pm at PIMC, lead by Doug Pullin. Self-compassion can be cultivated. It's a courageous attitude that stands up to harm, including the harm that we inflict on ourselves through self-criticism, self-denial, or self-absorption. Self-compassion provides emotional strength and resilience, allowing us to admit our shortcomings, forgive ourselves, motivate ourselves with kindness, care for others, and be fully human.
During this day together we will do meditation practices that cultivate mindfulness, kindness and a sense of our shared humanity. We will practice using the experience of self judgment and self depreciation as a gateway to cultivate compassion for self. We will use mindfulness to:
- Free us from believing the self depreciating mind that reifies self and then negatively judges it.
- Recognize all emotions are expressions of need.
- Recognize, allow, investigate, and non identify with shame based emotional experiences
- Re-contextualize/re-story life in the context of compassion.
This day of meditation will include periods of sitting, walking and movement meditation. There will also be a Dharma talk and opportunity for personal sharing.
$55.00 suggested donation. You will not be turned away due to inability to pay.
Bring a sack lunch and food items to share
No prior meditation experience required.
Call 503-293-4177 or send e-mail to Doug