Single Course Pricing

NOVEMBER - Yantra Love

with Sarah Tomlinson

20 November 2021

9:00am - 10:30am CT

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Cultivating Compassion with the Venus Yantra


Join Sarah Tomlinson for a morning session of Coloring Yantras. This is the Meditation-In-Action that cultivates compassion through understanding how to work with the senses. Active meditations teach you how to bring your meditation practice into your daily life. Compassionate action is the result. 

This form of meditation is remarkably centering for those of you who find it difficult to "sit still and do nothing". Through coloring the Yantra in a specific way and reciting the corresponding Mantra, you spiral from the outer lines of the Yantra to the central dot. When you arrive at the dot you will feel calm and peaceful, have connected to the creative forms of compassionate action available to you, and, you will have your finished Yantra as a symbol to remind you of this to place in your home. Venus is the planet that resonates at the heart center, it inspires art, beauty, mental clarity, compassionate action and love. 



You will be sent the PDF outline of the Venus Yantra and Yantra Mandala ahead of time. Please print out the one you would like to work with, or trace/draw it before the session. Have an array of pastel blues and pinks, and some metallic gold and silver to the ready. 

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

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!

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 

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

JULY - Food as Love  

AUGUST - Compassion Through the Eyes of the Buddha 

SEPTEMBER - The Intersection of Ayurveda and Compassion 

OCTOBER - Age of Aquarius: Let the Compassion In

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?”