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***For SUMMER 2021-- MAY THROUGH SEPTEMBER,--WE ARE MEETING ON THE FIRST AND THIRD SUNDAYS. We will return to weekly sessions in October.***

ALSO--PLEASE NOTE--Arizona does not observe daylight savings time...during the summer, we meet at 3:00 PDT, 4:00 MDT, 5:00 CDT, and 6:00 EDT.

We will send you the link prior to each session. Please join us during these difficult times as we nurture the innate heart of Compassion which is so desperately needed. We look forward to "seeing" you. May you, and all beings be well, free from suffering, and the causes of suffering.

We offer Innate Compassion practices to help people realize an unconditional power of care from within that is deeply healing and sustaining. These practices help us become more fully present to ourselves and others within our relationships, service and social action. We foster this by providing powerfully transformative practices of innate compassion and wisdom from Tibetan Buddhism, adapted into forms that are accessible to people of all backgrounds and faiths. These practices empower people with profound contemplative practices that support their aspirations to become better people and to make a better world.

We welcome those from diverse spiritual traditions (or no particular tradition) who want to access a power of care and compassion that can be more sustaining and inclusive, as well as less subject to bias, mental depletion, and compassion fatigue. These meditations may be of special interest for people in caring roles and professions and for modern Buddhists.

Through guided meditation we explore three modes of contemplative practice:

1. The receptive mode helps us find new access to hidden qualities of love, compassion, inner peace, and wisdom.

2. The deepening mode helps us settle into the source of those qualities in the depth of our awareness—with a deepening relaxation, inner acceptance, and spaciousness that is healing and freeing in mind and body.

3. The inclusive mode helps us come from that depth to respond to others in their deep dignity and potential, with more replenishing, unconditional and expansive powers of care, compassion and wisdom in action.

Developed by Lama John Makransky, Ph.D. (professor of Buddhism and Comparative Theology at Boston College) and his teaching team, these practices are adapted from Tibetan Buddhism into a form that is immediately accessible for people of all backgrounds and world views.

For more information about the Foundation for Active Compassion click here. (https://foundationforactivecompassion.org/about/mission-statement/)

Upcoming events (5)

Meditation Session (Virtual on Zoom)

Online event

The FAC compassion meditations teach us how to become newly receptive to compassionate, healing qualities in the depth of our awareness, to settle into that depth, and to respond to others from there with more replenishing and expansive compassion and awareness.

These meditations are especially designed for people in caring roles and professions, for modern Buddhists, and for those from diverse spiritual traditions who want to access a power of care and compassion that can be more sustaining and inclusive, as well as, less subject to bias, mental depletion, and compassion fatigue.

We offer three modes of compassion-oriented meditation practice:

1) The receptive mode helps us find new access to hidden qualities of love, compassion, inner peace, and wisdom.

2) The deepening mode helps us settle into the source of those qualities in the depth of our awareness-with a deepening relaxation, inner acceptance and spaciousness that is healing and freeing in mind and body.

3) The inclusive mode helps us come from that depth to respond to others in their deep dignity and potential, with more replenishing, unconditional and expansive powers of care, compassion and wisdom in action.

You are welcome to join us at any time, whether you've attended one of our past sessions, or come to us with past experience in other types of meditation, or no meditation experience at all.

Meditation Session (Virtual on Zoom)

Online event

The FAC compassion meditations teach us how to become newly receptive to compassionate, healing qualities in the depth of our awareness, to settle into that depth, and to respond to others from there with more replenishing and expansive compassion and awareness.

These meditations are especially designed for people in caring roles and professions, for modern Buddhists, and for those from diverse spiritual traditions who want to access a power of care and compassion that can be more sustaining and inclusive, as well as, less subject to bias, mental depletion, and compassion fatigue.

We offer three modes of compassion-oriented meditation practice:

1) The receptive mode helps us find new access to hidden qualities of love, compassion, inner peace, and wisdom.

2) The deepening mode helps us settle into the source of those qualities in the depth of our awareness-with a deepening relaxation, inner acceptance and spaciousness that is healing and freeing in mind and body.

3) The inclusive mode helps us come from that depth to respond to others in their deep dignity and potential, with more replenishing, unconditional and expansive powers of care, compassion and wisdom in action.

You are welcome to join us at any time, whether you've attended one of our past sessions, or come to us with past experience in other types of meditation, or no meditation experience at all.

Meditation Session (Virtual on Zoom)

Online event

The FAC compassion meditations teach us how to become newly receptive to compassionate, healing qualities in the depth of our awareness, to settle into that depth, and to respond to others from there with more replenishing and expansive compassion and awareness.

These meditations are especially designed for people in caring roles and professions, for modern Buddhists, and for those from diverse spiritual traditions who want to access a power of care and compassion that can be more sustaining and inclusive, as well as, less subject to bias, mental depletion, and compassion fatigue.

We offer three modes of compassion-oriented meditation practice:

1) The receptive mode helps us find new access to hidden qualities of love, compassion, inner peace, and wisdom.

2) The deepening mode helps us settle into the source of those qualities in the depth of our awareness-with a deepening relaxation, inner acceptance and spaciousness that is healing and freeing in mind and body.

3) The inclusive mode helps us come from that depth to respond to others in their deep dignity and potential, with more replenishing, unconditional and expansive powers of care, compassion and wisdom in action.

You are welcome to join us at any time, whether you've attended one of our past sessions, or come to us with past experience in other types of meditation, or no meditation experience at all.

Meditation Session (Virtual on Zoom)

Online event

The FAC compassion meditations teach us how to become newly receptive to compassionate, healing qualities in the depth of our awareness, to settle into that depth, and to respond to others from there with more replenishing and expansive compassion and awareness.

These meditations are especially designed for people in caring roles and professions, for modern Buddhists, and for those from diverse spiritual traditions who want to access a power of care and compassion that can be more sustaining and inclusive, as well as, less subject to bias, mental depletion, and compassion fatigue.

We offer three modes of compassion-oriented meditation practice:

1) The receptive mode helps us find new access to hidden qualities of love, compassion, inner peace, and wisdom.

2) The deepening mode helps us settle into the source of those qualities in the depth of our awareness-with a deepening relaxation, inner acceptance and spaciousness that is healing and freeing in mind and body.

3) The inclusive mode helps us come from that depth to respond to others in their deep dignity and potential, with more replenishing, unconditional and expansive powers of care, compassion and wisdom in action.

You are welcome to join us at any time, whether you've attended one of our past sessions, or come to us with past experience in other types of meditation, or no meditation experience at all.

Past events (65)

Meditation Session (Virtual on Zoom)

Online event

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