Join Sharon for a daylong virtual workshop hosted by the Infinity Foundation exploring the cultivation of Fierce Compassion. Compassion does not imply ducking your responsibilities or shirking your power. Instead, it is a potent tool for transformation since it requires that you step outside of your conditioned response patterns.
Embrace a path of compassionate action in challenging times with a fierce heart. Explore the empowerment that is possible through the cultivation of fierce compassion, particularly when you encounter fear, anger, or helplessness. Although frequently denigrated in dominant Western culture as simplistic and weak, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama is quoted as saying “compassion is the radicalism of our time.” Through periods of dialogue, discourse, and guided meditation practice we will delve into the different facets of fierce compassion and its connection to wisdom, forgiveness, and self-respect. Learn how to expand or enhance the narrative framework you build about how to instill the practice of self-compassion and how to apply it in difficult situations or circumstances. Explore how to maintain boundaries while still being compassionate.
Employ practical tools to shift out of the adversarial mentality of us versus them. Expand your circle of connection to include those outside of your comfort zone. Practice lovingkindness in your compassionate life. Right intention, right speech, and right action is the terrain in which you have the everyday opportunity for using compassion, discernment, strength, and balance. Embody the fundamental principles of fierce compassion and lovingkindness meditation to create a better world for yourself and others. This practice gives you the courage to break through boundaries even during difficult times to something that is bigger than yourself with a positive impact on helping this be a better, brighter world. CUEs are available for this program.
This course is available on Zoom. You will be emailed a Zoom link closer to the time of the class. The course will be recorded and you will receive a link to watch it.