In this three-session online program, we will explore the role of compassion in the Buddhist and psychotherapeutic traditions with an emphasis on our emotions. In the West, many people pursue Buddhist spiritual practice in order to better understand and heal their relationship to powerful and challenging emotions, including anger, despair, envy, and fear. Similarly, most people who pursue psychological treatment have struggled with these emotions along with feelings of depression and anxiety. In both traditions, there are far-ranging and divergent methods for responding to the suffering of our emotional lives predicated on the ability to care about emotional suffering and respond with patience and skill. We will read Buddhist commentaries on the critical role of compassion in restoring our well-being, alongside psychoanalytic authors who emphasized compassion as a central healing modality in clinical work, including Sandor Ferenczi, Bernard Brandchaft, and Donna Orange.
July 6th: Anxiety & Anger
July 13th: Despair & Depression
July 20th: Desire & Envy
Watch an invitation by Pilar on YouTube.
Suitable for beginning and experienced practitioners.
This program is hosted on Zoom and closed captions are available. You can check the time of the group sessions in your timezone here: https://www.worldtimebuddy.com. The schedule of Zoom meetings for this program (shown in US Eastern Time) is as follows:
Meeting Times: Thursdays 6:30-8:00 PM
Meeting Dates: July 6, 13, 20
Please note that sessions will be recorded and will be available within 48 hours of each session for courses and 48 hours of the final session for retreats and events. These recordings are not downloadable. Retreat recordings will be available for 2 weeks and event recordings will be available indefinitely.
Registration fees for online programs are nonrefundable after the program start date. Cancellations prior to the program start date will incur a $25 cancellation fee. For intensive, application-based programs, the cancellation fee is $50.
As we work to become a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive community, we invite feedback/suggestions you may have regarding ways that we can make participation in the program more accessible and welcoming. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.