Scientific research into the measurable benefits of compassion has found that being compassionate can improve health, well-being, and relationships. Many scientists believe that compassion may even be vital to the survival of our species, and they’re finding that its advantages can be increased through targeted exercises and practice.
Sharon Salzberg leads this daylong training, emphasizing compassion for ourselves and for others. She guides attendees through compassion exercises that develop greater concentration, an expanded sense of connection, skills to deal with anger, fear and frustration, and a better sense of balance in both taking care of ourselves and taking care of others. Sharon has been a pioneer in popularizing mindfulness meditation in the U.S. over the past 40 years, and she is a sought-after teacher of compassion practices.