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Self-Compassion for Compassionate Action

Ava  Louise Stanton Angelike  Dexter

Ava Louise Stanton and Angelike Dexter

1/5/2019 10:00 AM 4:00 PM  at  Santa Monica Meditation Center, (1430 Olympic Blvd., Santa Monica, CA, 90404) (Map It)

It turns out that when we take time and use our resources to do the courageous inner work of being tender toward our own failures, helplessness, weaknesses and shame, the benefits are not containable.  Feeding our starved inner life, we green the world around us.

Come and reverse the energy flow in your life for a few hours.*  Following the simple steps of self-compassion, with the support of others, we rediscover being alive.   

We will meditate, walk, eat and, at the end of our time together, engage in a little dialogue. Please bring a bag lunch, a hat and sunscreen for a walk, layers of clothes for the varied temperatures of January.  

* (giving yourself a few hours after the retreat as well if you can).

This retreat is offered on a by-donation basis.  Suggested donation is $65 for the day to pay teachers and cover facility costs.  No one turned away for lack of funds.


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