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Online: Compassion and Allyship with River Wolton & Esther Slattery
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 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.
TEACHER SUPPORT AND EVENT PRICES
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.
Thanks to your continuing support for our events, we are continuing to offer a reduced price for our online events and we hope this will be of benefit particularly to people who have been adversely affected by the economic impact of the Covid pandemic.
Standard: £12 – This covers our costs.
Sponsor: £15 – A voluntary higher rate enabling us to offer supported rate places.
Supported: £5 – For those unable to afford the standard rate.
Please pay the sponsor 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.
Please note that the Zoom access details are sent the day before the event, or the morning of the event for late bookings.