Courage, Kindness, and Connection: Self-Compassion as a Heroic Journey
How do we treat our self in difficult situations, when something goes wrong, or after making a mistake? What’s the tone of our inner self-talk? Are we sympathetic, understanding, and kind? Or are we self-critical, constantly obsessing on our error?
Research shows that being self-critical is not conducive to success, health, or well-being. Self-criticism results in isolation, tension, and suffering, whereas self-compassion builds confidence, ease, and genuine connection.
And self-compassion can be learned.
We can learn to be a good friend to our self, acknowledging our imperfections with understanding, warmth, and acceptance. And, when we courageously open our heart toward our own suffering, our understanding and compassion for others naturally deepens.
May 4 – 7th , 3-Day Seminar at Dzogchen Beara, Allihies, Co. Cork, Ireland
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May 12th, Introductory Day, Killarney, Co. Kerry, Ireland
“From Inner Critic to Inner Kindness: An Introduction to Self-compassion”
At Lhasa Meditation Room, Tír na bPóll, Killarney, Co. Kerry V93W5P6
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June 30 – July 1st, 2-Day Seminar in Munich, Germany
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July 31-August 5th, 5-Day Retreat at Kamalashila Institut, Langenfeld, Germany
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October 1-6th, 6-Day Retreat at Bad Sarrow, Germany
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“The people I met on the course were fantastic and really gave me hope, which is something I had not felt before. I found the course content really apt and spot on. The environment felt warm and safe.”