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Cultivating compassion: perspectives from early buddhist teachings and contemporary mindfulness-based approaches with Jake Dartington

7 September 2019 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

In the Buddha’s teachings, compassion is understood to be the expression of an awakened heart. It helps us to meet distress in others and ourselves, and to stay steady in the midst of life’s struggles. Compassion is also a key aspect of contemporary mindfulness-based approaches. Some programmes see it as a quality best taught implicitly within the courses. Other approaches favour explicitly highlighting the healing quality of compassion. In this workshop, there will be practices and reflections that explore both contemporary and classical understandings of how compassion frees the heart.


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. You will be invited to make a financial contribution  – click here for more information.


Standard: £32.00 – This covers our costs but not the cost of providing supported places
Sponsor: £45.00 – A voluntary higher rate enabling us to offer supported rate places
Supported: £20.00 – 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.

LUNCH: There is an on-site café at St Luke’s or a Tescos opposite or bring your own.

SEATING: The venue will set up with chairs.  If you prefer to sit on the floor bring what you need but bear in mind the teacher will be sitting on a chair.

HEARING: If you have trouble hearing, please feel free to take a seat at the front of the room.

REGISTRATION: will open at 9.30am; the teachings will begin at 10.00am




7 September 2019 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
£20 – £45
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St Luke’s Community Centre
90 Central Street,
London,EC1V 8AJUnited Kingdom
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