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18 April 2021

9:00am - 10:30am CT

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“You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” ~ Buddha


Self-love and self-compassion are more than just being good to ourselves, such as soaking in a hot tub, or getting a massage, or buying ourselves flowers. Although these things might help, self-compassion is an inner job. It has to do with how we hold ourselves and relate to our feelings. It means finding the strength and resilience to embrace the full range of our human emotions. It means finding inner resources so that we can gently embrace our feelings rather than meet them with aversion or judgments. Being human means wrestling with uncomfortable emotions.


Being compassionate toward ourselves also serves others. Having more inner peace, we have more to offer. By being more familiar and gentle with our own feelings, we can more easily extend compassion toward others when they are feeling distressed or challenged.


Meditation offers us an opportunity to practice radical self-acceptance and self-love. In the stillness we can meet, greet and welcome ourselves as we are, without having to fix or change anything. As we learn to welcome sensations in the body, the flow of the breath, emotions and thoughts as they arise with curiosity and compassion, we grow our capacity to respond in ways that feel in harmony with our inner and outer world.


In this class we’ll tap into the potency of the practices of gentle yoga and iRest® yoga nidra meditation to cultivate acceptance and compassion for ourselves. No experience is necessary. A clean, warm and comfortable place to practice, along with a couple pillows and blankets will set the stage for our time together. 


“There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance. We need to learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory and our imperfections. If we cannot love ourselves, we cannot fully open to our ability to love others or our potential to create. Evolution and all hopes for a better world rest in the fearlessness and open-hearted vision of people who embrace life.”
- John Lennon

Free for Donors

It's not too late! Give to the Mind Oasis Year-End Fundraiser to get your coupon

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!

Single Course Pricing

  • $35.00

    Self-Care as the Basis of Compassion


About Turi

As a yoga instructor and holistic health coach, Turi helps individuals develop strength, flexibility and balance in body and mind.

Turi is especially drawn to the quieting practices of gentle yoga and meditation to reduce stress and tension in the body, find the quiet place behind the busy thinking mind, and calm and soothe the nervous system. 

Turi’s is currently completing coursework with the Integrative Restoration Institute (iRest®) as well as the Mind Oasis Meditation Teacher Training. Her previous studies and certifications include Hatha Yoga (RYT500, E-RYT200, YACEP), Heart of Sound: Mantra and Nada Yoga certification, iRest® Yoga Nidra Level 2 Teacher, and Holistic Health Coach certification with the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. 

Turi shares a medley of these practices with students at Montana State University through Beginner Yoga and Yoga Nidra Meditation courses for-credit. 

She also enjoys sharing the practices with individuals and groups in the brain injury community through her work with the LoveYourBrain Foundation and as a board member of the Bozeman-based Concussion Resource Center.

Turi believes the abundant beauty, dynamic balance and steadfast strength that is nature is in us as well and that nature can be our greatest teacher if we pause and listen. Off the mat and out of the classroom she can often be found on sunrise trail runs and hiking adventures with her dogs.

May - Seva as the Yogic Path to Compassion

with Allison Joy

16 May 2021

9:00am - 10:30am CT

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Learn about yoga from the heart with Allison Joy ❤️

The body is the miracle vehicle we have been given to make the most of this lifetime. What does it mean to make life truly meaningful? in this workshop we will explore how the intelligent design of our human body opens the door to enlightenment. When we use our body (and every layer of our whole being) in service to others the path of true awakening is opened to us.

In this yoga and meditation workshop, we will explore the inner subtle body as a way to connect with the limitless fountain of compassion within. Through breath, movement, and meditation we will expand beyond our perceived boundaries and see our infinite potential.

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

with Gina de la Chesnaye

20 June 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!

JULY - Food as Love

with Autumn Righino

18 July 2021

9:00am - 10:30am CT

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Self-compassion and our relationship to food are inextricably intertwined. Learn how and ways to enrich your relationship with nourishment in order to show up for yourself and others in potent ways!

AUGUST - Compassion Through the Eyes of the Buddha

with Elizabete Gomes

15 August 2021

9:00am - 10:30am CT

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“Peace does not mean an absence of conflicts; differences will always be there. Peace means solving these differences through peaceful means; through dialogue, education, knowledge; and through humane ways.” - His Holiness the Dalai Lama ❤️

SEPTEMBER - The Intersection of Ayurveda and Compassion

with Natalie Hain

19 September 2021

9:00am - 10:30am CT

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“How you spend your days is how you spend your life.” -Annie Dillard

Yoga and Ayurveda are sister sciences and when practiced together you can achieve the greatest level of health.  Paying attention to how you live each day can help you create a positive quality of life as well as longevity. A positive quality of life is a springboard for finding compassion in any moment!

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

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?”