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Calling all compassionaries!! Here is a group for anyone longing to grow real, authentic compassion for yourself and for the world around you. We meet once a week to cultivate compassion through intimate storytelling, personal reflection, creative arts, serious role-play and guided meditation. We use mindfulness practices as well as exercises in activating the imagination and heartfulness. We also regularly discuss articles and books on related topics (e.g., compassion practice, nonviolent communication, and internal family systems). We seek to create a true community and safe space for the experience and expression of self. Permissions are always given for sharing or not sharing, following or not following the guided meditation, naming a Sacred Presence in personal ways that feel right (or not), and arriving or leaving when needed. Group sharing is intended to be free from cross-talk, judgment, criticism or correction. All are welcome to join the contemplative learning experience.

Books related to current topics are usually made available for cost at each session.

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Practicing Compassion from your own Home

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Join our compassion practice group as we connect online for a time of guided meditation, personal reflection and group sharing. Even as we need to separate to keep each other healthy, we must also stay connected to keep each other well! Use the following link to join us by Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/594402954 We practice open-hearted sharing and nonjudgmental, compassionate listening based on The Compassion Practice developed by Frank Rogers, Jr. Incorporating mindful attention to our internal experience, the Compassion Practice nurturers authentic compassion for others--starting with ourselves. Trained CP facilitators invite interreligious group sharing free from cross-talk, judgment, criticism or correction. All are welcome to join the contemplative learning experience. 8/4/20 THE COMPASSION WITH A FAMILY MEMBER Cultivating compassion for a family member 8/11/20 DIFFICULT OTHER OR 'ENEMY' (INTERNAL FOCUS) Understanding Difficult Others as our Spiritual Teachers 8/18/20 DIFFICULT OTHER (EXTERNAL FOCUS) Cultivating Compassion for Persons Who Offend Us Compassion for Others 8/25/20 COMPASSIONATE ACTION Putting Empowered Compassion into Action

Compassionate Action in Turbulent Times

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BELOVED San Diego will host Rabbi Sammy Seid of Ner Tamid Synagogue and interfaith chaplain Noriko Kawaii for an interfaith conversation on compassionate action as part of Interfaith Awareness Week, with music by Brianna Ibarra Galbreath. Discover ways you can embody compassion in response to the pain and conflict in our lives and our world. Based on Chapter 5 of the book "Practicing Compassion" by Frank Rogers, we will explore the idea of compassionate action from the perspectives of the Buddhist, Christian and Jewish traditions. What to expect: Three faith perspectives on the need for putting compassion into action Six ways to embody compassion Tools for personal discernment An invitation to engage in conversation with questions What not to expect: Forced participation Shaming, blame, or judgment Political agendas This event will be hosted live on Zoom. Registration also available at https://www.belovedsandiego.org/interfaith-awareness-week.html

Practicing Compassion from your own Home

Online event

Join our compassion practice group as we connect online for a time of guided meditation, personal reflection and group sharing. Even as we need to separate to keep each other healthy, we must also stay connected to keep each other well! Use the following link to join us by Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/594402954 We practice open-hearted sharing and nonjudgmental, compassionate listening based on The Compassion Practice developed by Frank Rogers, Jr. Incorporating mindful attention to our internal experience, the Compassion Practice nurturers authentic compassion for others--starting with ourselves. Trained CP facilitators invite interreligious group sharing free from cross-talk, judgment, criticism or correction. All are welcome to join the contemplative learning experience. 8/11/20 DIFFICULT OTHER OR 'ENEMY' (INTERNAL FOCUS) Understanding Difficult Others as our Spiritual Teachers 8/18/20 DIFFICULT OTHER (EXTERNAL FOCUS) Cultivating Compassion for Persons Who Offend Us Compassion for Others 8/25/20 COMPASSIONATE ACTION Putting Empowered Compassion into Action

Practicing Compassion from your own Home

Online event

Join our compassion practice group as we connect online for a time of guided meditation, personal reflection and group sharing. Even as we need to separate to keep each other healthy, we must also stay connected to keep each other well! Use the following link to join us by Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/594402954 We practice open-hearted sharing and nonjudgmental, compassionate listening based on The Compassion Practice developed by Frank Rogers, Jr. Incorporating mindful attention to our internal experience, the Compassion Practice nurturers authentic compassion for others--starting with ourselves. Trained CP facilitators invite interreligious group sharing free from cross-talk, judgment, criticism or correction. All are welcome to join the contemplative learning experience. 8/18/20 DIFFICULT OTHER (EXTERNAL FOCUS) Cultivating Compassion for Persons Who Offend Us Compassion for Others 8/25/20 COMPASSIONATE ACTION Putting Empowered Compassion into Action

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Practicing Compassion from your own Home

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