Compassion Center News

Embodying Compassion – Living By The Light of Our True Self with The Dalai Lama’s Translator – Gerardo Abboud November 18-20

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ENGAGING WONDER, A CHRISTIAN PATH TO WHOLENESS with Joe Grant: 3 Thursdays, Sept 15, 22, 29, 7:00 – 8:30pm

The ancient Wisdom tradition within Christianity offers insights and practices to help us draw the world of crying need and awesome complexity into our heart and center. Join us to explore one of the portals for broadening and deepening our lives through the embrace and practice of astonishment and awe. Come experience how wonder widens our hearts and open our ... Read More »

TWELVE DAYS TOWARD PEACE 2016, September 21 to October 2

Twelve Days Toward Peace 2016 September 21, International Day of Peace to October 2, International Day of Nonviolence Compassion, that desire to take action to end the suffering of another, is rooted in non-harm/nonviolence. When we want happiness for another, based on understanding our own desire to avoid suffering, we put aside all thoughts of harm. We individuals, banded together, ... Read More »

DYNAMIC NONVIOLENCE: STUDYING PEACE FOR LIVING with Cory Lockhart: 8 Wednesdays, 4:30 – 6:30pm, Oct 12 – Dec 7 (no class the day before Thanksgiving)

Dynamic Nonviolence: Studying Peace is based on a program developed by renowned peacemaker Colman McCarthy and taught to more than 5,000 high school, college and graduate students since 1982. In this 8-week process delve into the practice of nonviolence as a central component of compassionate living. Enjoy 15 pages of reading per session, in the words of great peacemakers including ... Read More »

Register Now for Excellent New Classes!

PRACTICAL VALUES FOR A COMPASSION-ORIENTED WORLD USING HH DALAI LAMA’S BEYOND RELIGION: ETHICS FOR A WHOLE WORLD with Anne Walter His Holiness proposes an approach to ethics – that structure that defines how one acts and interacts in our world – that is based on universal rather than religious principles. In this inclusive “third way” His Holiness proposes an attainable ... Read More »

New Classes Begin April 5

Grief:  Finding Peace, Tues, April 5, 6:30pm Planetary Peace Initiative, Wed, April 6, 5:30pm (Half Price til 4/6/16!) Planetary Peace Initiative, Fri, April 8, 9am (Half Price til 4/6/16!) The Practice of Compassion in Buddhism, Fri, April 8, 6:30pm Meditation:  The Path to Inner Peace, Mon, April 11, 6:30pm Mindfulness-Based Self-Compassion, Tues, April 12, 6:30pm Read More »


CONCERT FOR CONTEMPLATION with Harry Pickens Sunday, May 29 7:30 – 8:30 pm, DGCEC You are invited to a beautiful and profound step into the sacred. Please join us as Harry Pickens offers a meditative and uplifting evening featuring original, spontaneously created piano music. Allow it to weave some new joy into your life as periods of silent meditation alternate ... Read More »

Register Now – Meditation: Personal Insight & Spiritual Awakening Workshop

Meditation: Personal Insight & Spiritual Awakening Workshop with Peter Buecker, MD Saturday, March 12 9:00am – 1:00pm $89; Early Bird $75 by March 1    The benefits of meditation for supporting one’s health and well-being are clear. But, the practice can go much deeper. For many, meditation practice opens the door to heightened levels of personal awareness, insight, and spiritual awakening. ... Read More »

Register Now – Bring Kindness and Clarity to a Challenging Time

Bring Kindness and Clarity to a Challenging Time With Pamela Cotton, PhD 3 Mondays, 10am to Noon: March 7, 14, and 21, 2016 Do you find yourself dealing with a life challenge that needs a fresh approach, a different kind of attention and focus? Did you lose someone recently? Are you in the midst of a significant transition, or have ... Read More »

Register Now for Excellent Classes that Begin Soon:

  Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction with John Shealy, PhD and Karen Bess, MFTA: 6 Wednesdays, 10am – Noon, Feb 10 – Mar 16 ($400 to $200 sliding scale; student rate available – call 614-5616)   Self-Compassion for Women with Pamela Cotton, PhD: 3 Mondays, Feb 8 – 22, 10am – 12:30pm; $139, Early Bird: $119 by 2/4/16; Enrollment limit 10 women ... Read More »