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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.

This Compassion Practice Meetup is hosted by BELOVED San Diego, a progressive and inclusive faith community. Learn more about what we're doing differently here: https://belovedsandiego.org.

Upcoming events (4+)

Practicing Compassion From Your Own Home — Tuesday Evenings

Join our weekly Compassion Practice group online for a time of guided meditation, personal reflection and group sharing! Two times are offered to conveniently fit into your schedule: Mondays at 1 PM PDT and Tuesdays at 7 PM PDT. Attend either gathering and experience an oasis of grounding, presence and compassion in your week.

Use the following link to join us by Zoom:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8582236418
Meeting ID:[masked]

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 nurtures authentic compassion for others — starting with ourselves. Trained Compassion Practice facilitators invite interfaith group sharing free from cross-talk, criticism or correction. All are welcome to engage in this contemplative learning experience!

WHAT IS THE COMPASSION PRACTICE?
The Compassion Practice, developed by Frank Rogers, Jr., of the Center for Engaged Compassion, is a mindfulness practice and a radical pathway to transformation. Incorporating mindful attention to our internal experience, the Compassion Practice nurtures authentic compassion for others AND ourselves.

Compassion Practice Group — Monday Afternoons

Online event

Join our weekly Compassion Practice group online for a time of guided meditation, personal reflection and group sharing! Two times are offered to conveniently fit into your schedule: Mondays at 1 PM PDT and Tuesdays at 7 PM PDT. Attend either gathering and experience an oasis of grounding, presence and compassion in your week.

Use the following link to join us by Zoom:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8582236418
Meeting ID:[masked]

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 nurtures authentic compassion for others — starting with ourselves. Trained Compassion Practice facilitators invite interfaith group sharing free from cross-talk, criticism or correction. All are welcome to engage in this contemplative learning experience!

WHAT IS THE COMPASSION PRACTICE?
The Compassion Practice, developed by Frank Rogers, Jr., of the Center for Engaged Compassion, is a mindfulness practice and a radical pathway to transformation. Incorporating mindful attention to our internal experience, the Compassion Practice nurtures authentic compassion for others AND ourselves.

Practicing Compassion From Your Own Home — Tuesday Evenings

Join our weekly Compassion Practice group online for a time of guided meditation, personal reflection and group sharing! Two times are offered to conveniently fit into your schedule: Mondays at 1 PM PDT and Tuesdays at 7 PM PDT. Attend either gathering and experience an oasis of grounding, presence and compassion in your week.

Use the following link to join us by Zoom:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8582236418
Meeting ID:[masked]

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 nurtures authentic compassion for others — starting with ourselves. Trained Compassion Practice facilitators invite interfaith group sharing free from cross-talk, criticism or correction. All are welcome to engage in this contemplative learning experience!

WHAT IS THE COMPASSION PRACTICE?
The Compassion Practice, developed by Frank Rogers, Jr., of the Center for Engaged Compassion, is a mindfulness practice and a radical pathway to transformation. Incorporating mindful attention to our internal experience, the Compassion Practice nurtures authentic compassion for others AND ourselves.

Compassion Practice Group — Monday Afternoons

Online event

Join our weekly Compassion Practice group online for a time of guided meditation, personal reflection and group sharing! Two times are offered to conveniently fit into your schedule: Mondays at 1 PM PDT and Tuesdays at 7 PM PDT. Attend either gathering and experience an oasis of grounding, presence and compassion in your week.

Use the following link to join us by Zoom:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8582236418
Meeting ID:[masked]

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 nurtures authentic compassion for others — starting with ourselves. Trained Compassion Practice facilitators invite interfaith group sharing free from cross-talk, criticism or correction. All are welcome to engage in this contemplative learning experience!

WHAT IS THE COMPASSION PRACTICE?
The Compassion Practice, developed by Frank Rogers, Jr., of the Center for Engaged Compassion, is a mindfulness practice and a radical pathway to transformation. Incorporating mindful attention to our internal experience, the Compassion Practice nurtures authentic compassion for others AND ourselves.

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