**Filled** Compassion for Yourself and Others: Three-Month Guided Online Practice Group

Date: May 3 - July 26, 2021

Time: Mondays, 7:00pm-9:00pm PDT

Location: Online

Price: No cost other than purchasing the book; donations welcomed

**Filled** Compassion for Yourself and Others: Three-Month Guided Online Practice Group

May 3 - July 26, 2021

Mondays, 7:00pm-9:00pm PDT

The group will follow a 12-week curriculum that combines Marshall Rosenberg’s Nonviolent Communication framework, mindfulness and meditation practices, and teachings from Buddhism and other spiritual traditions.

The purpose of the group is to help participants develop greater compassion for themselves and others. This includes developing greater acceptance and understanding of our basic human needs, values, and motivations and strengthening our ability to communicate about them with others. It also includes further developing our ability to listen to others with empathy and presence.

Monday, May 3rd is a required free information meeting for anyone considering participation in the group. The actual 12-week curriculum starts on Monday, May 10th.  To sign up for the May 3rd information meeting, contact Josh at willamette_mann@yahoo.com

We ask that participants commit to attending most of the Monday evening sessions as well as talking weekly with a practice partner outside of the group sessions.

We will use The Ongo Book: Everyday Nonviolence by Catherine Cadden and Jesse Wiens. Everyone who participates in the course is expected to buy the book, which costs about $25 new. You can order the book here.

Although there is not a set fee to participate, donations are welcomed and appreciated. The donations will be divided between the sangha and the practice group leader.

For more information or to attend the information meeting on May 3rd, contact Josh Mann at willamette_mann@yahoo.com .




Josh Mann