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The Science and Practice of Compassion

Saturday, December 4, 2021 - 10:00 am to 4:30 pm

A Full Day Workshop with Matthew Daniell 
and Guest Teacher, Effie Stavrulaki

Compassion is one of the four boundless qualities of the heart the Buddha emphasized. It goes beyond our empathetic, emotional response to suffering, enabling us to take wise and kind action without getting overwhelmed.  Modern science provides clear validation that compassion practice has many benefits including better physical and mental health. Practicing compassion is beneficial for self and others.

Read About Matthew Daniell

Effie Stavrulaki , Ph.D., is a long-time meditation practitioner and a community dharma leader at IMCN. She has a certificate in Positive Psychology from Whole Being Institute and is a certified teacher of Koru Mindfulness, which specializes in teaching mindfulness to college age adults.  She is an Associate Professor of Management at Bentley University. She has developed and teaches mindfulness and positive psychology courses and is a published author in the science of mindfulness.

In order to attend this workshop, you must be fully vaccinated.  You will have to show proof of vaccination at the door, or you may also email me with a copy of your proof of vaccination before the workshop.  

Ongoing Covid precautions:  At this point we are not requiring masks at the Center as proof of full vaccination is required for participants and staff (if you would like to wear a mask, you are welcome to).  As an added precaution, if you have cold or flu like symptoms, we ask that you do not attend any offering until you have had a negative quick covid test.  At any teachers’ discretion, masks may be required.  This will be posted in their offering’s description.

Once you have registered for this offerings, you will be sent a confirmation email.

Lunch: A volunteer will provide vegetarian soup, salad and bread at lunchtime. Participants are encouraged to bring their own lunch or a supplement for the soup, if they prefer. A microwave and refrigerator are available.

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