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Naropa University DAYLONG Workshop

Naropa UniversityNaropa University’s School of Extended Studies welcomes Sharon Salzberg for a daylong workshop exploring varies facets of Buddhist practice in everyday life: Empathy and Compassion, Equanimity and Resilience. Both sessions will involve a short practice period, a lecture and Q&A


Empathy and Compassion – 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Though we often use empathy and compassion to mean the same thing, a careful look reveals empathy, the felt sense of what someone else may be experiencing, to be a necessary but not sufficient condition  for compassion to arise. The difference between the two forms the way to being able to care about and connect to others while also avoiding burnout and overwhelm.

12:30-2:00 p.m: Lunch on your own

Equanimity & Resilience – 2:00-5:00 p.m.

Equanimity can be described as balance, a spacious stillness that allows us to accept things as they are, avoiding apathy and indifference on the one hand and driven reactivity on the other. When true equanimity is present, it is the ground out of which resilience is strengthened and sustained transformation can occur. The nourishing agent for equanimity is wisdom.