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In-person: Compassion and Allyship with Esther Slattery & River Wolton

26 March 2023 10:00 am - 4:00 pm


Cultivating allyship means that we open to the suffering we would not otherwise notice and be moved to lessen it, motivated by compassion for all and from a foundation of embodiment, self-care and steadiness. Allyship asks us to untangle conditioning, become aware of unconscious bias and become actively compassionate to heal the wounds and micro-aggressions which arise when we create ‘other’. 
This retreat will offer guided practices of mettā (friendliness) and self-compassion as foundations for the discernment, honesty and openness required to create collective change. We will explore how the wisdom of the Dharma is invaluable for the empowering and humbling practices of diversity and inclusion. We acknowledge that the term ‘allyship’ is imperfect, but it can offer a functional framework for learning.  As well as guided meditations, there will be reflections from the teachers and opportunities for discussion. All are warmly welcome.



Events at London Insight are offered in a spirit of generosity. The price you pay goes towards the running of the event but does not include any payment to the teachers for their teaching. Instead our teachers rely on the generosity of participants for their livelihood. Click here for more information on the system of Dana.



Sponsor:  £35.00  – A voluntary higher rate enabling us to offer supported rate places.
Standard:  £25.00  – This covers our costs.
Supported: £13.00  – For those unable to afford the standard rate.

Please pay the sponsored rate if you can.

If you are unable to afford the supported rate please let us know. We try to ensure that no one is turned away because of lack of funds, providing places are available.

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26 March 2023 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
£13.00 – £35.00
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King Alfred School
149 N End Rd
London, NW11 7HY United Kingdom
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