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This year-long series brings a new topic and teacher to you each month in 90 minute workshops. **Complimentary for anyone who donates $100+ to our year-end fundraiser! Support our vision of Connecting a Compassionate Global Community by making a donation and then participating in this immersion. Each workshop is recorded for you to enjoy long after the live session!

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SEPTEMBER - Path of the Bodhisattva: Compassionate Action in Body, Speech, and Mind

with Gina de la Chesnaye

19 September 2021

9:00am - 10:30am CT

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A bodhisattva is one who is interested in using their precious life to be of benefit to others.  Lean all about putting your practice into action!

OCTOBER - Age of Aquarius: Let the Compassion In

with Michael McSwain

17 October 2021

9:00am - 10:30am CT

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Mystic crystal revelations? The mind’s true liberation? If that just sounds like a bunch of woo-woo, maybe there is still something worthwhile to this business about harmony and understanding, sympathy and trust abounding. No matter what your sign is, join Michael to explore how today’s astrology confirms that compassion is the grooviest.

NOVEMBER - Yantra Love

with Sarah Tomlinson

21 November 2021

9:00am - 10:30am CT

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Tune into your intuition through yantras and receive their healing”— Sarah Tomlinson

DECEMBER - A Smorgasborg of LOVE

a Final Celebration with Karuna and Friends

19 December 2021

9:00am - 10:30am CT

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Within Karuna's tradition and lineage, no spiritual journey is complete without a fire puja, dedication of merit, and celebration.  As we get closer to the end of our year-long journey, check back for details!

OVERVIEW - A Year of Compassionate Action

with Karuna and Friends

Past Workshops (recordings available):

JANUARY - My Octopus Teacher with Karuna 

FEBRUARY - Mantra & Music to Stimulate Compassion 

MARCH - Seva as the Yogic Path to Compassion 

APRIL - Self-Care as the Basis of Compassion 

MAY - A Special Meditation Challenge Workshop

Third Sunday of the month

9:00am - 10:30am CT

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A Year of Compassionate Action - A Year-long Immersion

Year-long Immersion

During this year-long immersion, we’ll come together in community each month to learn something about compassion and the application of compassion in our daily lives.  Our vision is that participants will come together as a community and get to know each other. 

“In the Buddhist tradition, compassion and love are seen as two aspects of the same thing: compassion is the wish for another being to be free from suffering; love is wanting them to have happiness.”

 -- His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Compassionate action is moving from feeling into taking helpful action. Each month we will host a guest teacher who will share a teaching and a practice around compassion. We’ll also go into breakout sessions in order to give voice to our experience from month to month. 

The brahmaviharas are four prized emotions or mindstates that give us a framework to cultivate positive behaviors and minimize harmful ones. They are called the “divine abodes” because they are the mindstates in which all the enlightened ones reside. They are also known as the “four immeasurables” or “four limitless ones” because they represent love and goodwill toward all sentient beings, without limit.

The four brahmaviharas are:

  1. Loving-kindness (Pali: metta)

  2. Compassion (karuna)

  3. Sympathetic joy (mudita)

  4. Equanimity (upekkha).

The late Buddhist teacher Ayya Khema described the brahmaviharas as “the only emotions worth having.” By cultivating the four immeasurables, you not only develop limitless love but undo what the Buddha called their “near enemies”: indifference, pity, envy, and jealousy.” -- Lions Roar Article “What Are the Four Brahmivaharas?”