with Prof Paul Gilbert OBE and Choden
 Authors of Mindful Compassion

 Kagyu Samye Dzong, Bermondsey, London
 19-21 August, 2015


This workshop will focus on personal practice. It will give people direct experience of mindfulness and compassion practices drawn from a synthesis of Western therapeutic and Buddhist approaches as outlined in ‘Mindful Compassion’ (2013) by Paul Gilbert and Choden.  

By integrating mindfulness into the practice of compassion, we will offer a step by step approach to cultivating the inner compassionate self.

We begin by creating a stable base through mindfulness practices of soothing breathing and grounding. We build on this by establishing a warm and receptive inner environment through working with voice tone, facial expressions and wise acceptance of our changing emotions. 

Through conscious identification with qualities of strength, wisdom and commitment we learn to embody the compassionate self, and to occupy the centre of our ‘personal mandala’. From this place we are then in a position to relate compassionately to the parts of ourselves that struggle, and to broaden our compassion to other people in our lives.  

In this way we will experience the healing qualities that come from a stable and compassionate mind and develop new and transformative ways of being with our self and other people.

This workshop is primarily aimed at healthcare workers.

Workshop Schedule = 19th (Registration from 9) 10-5; 20th 9-5, 21st 9-4.


THIS WORKSHOP IS NOW FULLY BOOKED. TO BE PLACED ON THE WAITING LIST, PLEASE EMAIL compassion_well@hotmail.co.uk
Mindful Compassion: Kagyu Samye Dzong, London Registration: £325
Mindful Compassion: Kagyu Samye Dzong, London Concession: £300