Compassion Based Living Course
with Mabel Odessey
Sundays, Jan 7, 14, 21, 28, Feb 4, 11, 18, 25 & Mar 3, 10am–12pm EST
This experiential course starts with building self-compassion into basic mindfulness practice. Through compassionate imagery and mindful self-compassion, we cultivate positive emotions as a way of building up an inner resource, from which we can approach the difficulties that are part and parcel of being alive. We then approach the self-critic: that persistent inner voice that is harsh and condemning, and always finding fault in what we do. What would it be like to cultivate an inner voice that is kind and supportive, and to live life from this place, rather than from a place of destructive self-criticism?
In the course of the journey, we move from self-compassion towards compassion for others, exploring practices which help us find balance and perspective beyond our narrow preferences, generating love and friendliness to our inner and outer worlds, responding appropriately to pain and suffering while also appreciating the good things in our lives, integrating compassion into all that we do. As there is a strong emphasis on the experiential nature of the course, there are home practice suggestions between the sessions that include regular compassion practice and daily life exercises.
A course manual and guided audio practices are included.
Mabel Odessey introduces Compassion Based Living Course:
Why is compassion vital today?
What is the inner critic, and how does the course help us to tackle it?
What transformation can participants expect after eight weeks?
This is an online-only event that is administered using Zoom.
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Registration / Schedule
You must register for all 9 weeks of the course. Recordings will be available via a password protected page.
Suggested: $20 per session
Other offering options: free, $5, $10, $30
The suggested amount helps support teacher offerings and expenses, direct costs and rent. Shantideva member benefits will apply automatically if you have a membership in MindBody.
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About the Facilitator
Mabel has been working with the Foundation for Developing Compassion and Wisdom for over 10 years. She is an accredited 16G Level 1, Level 2 and 16G for Children and Teens as well as Building Balanced Empathy facilitator. She is a founder member of Education Universelle France.
Mabel recently completed a postgraduate degree in Mindfulness and Compassion at the University of the West of Scotland. Where she also became an accredited mindfulness and compassion teacher by the Mindfulness Association UK.