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Compassion Cultivation Training

  • Chrysalis Institute 213 Roseneath Road Richmond, VA, 23221 United States (map)

Combining traditional contemplative practices with contemporary psychology and scientific research, this 8-week class will introduce ways for you to lead a more compassionate life. Through instruction, daily meditation, mindfulness, and in-class interaction, you can strengthen your capacity for compassion, empathy, and kindness. Daily meditation home-practice will be assigned. Learn how to train your mind to intentionally choose compassionate thoughts and actions, and develop skills that help you relate to others as well as yourself. 

Why is cultivating compassion important? Check out this video from Stanford Medicine to learn more. 

Susan Brock Wilkes, PhD is a psychologist, award-winning instructor, qualified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction teacher, and certified Mindful Self-Compassion teacher. A former university professor, she is a frequent facilitator with nonprofit and faith-based organizations. Her community engagement is extensive, including her current service on the Board of Health Brigade (formerly Fan Free Clinic) and as a co-founder of Impact 100 women's philanthropy program. Susan is a past President of Chrysalis and served as co-editor of the Words for the Journey anthology. A certified spiritual director, Susan specializes in the Celtic and mystical traditions, as well as contemplative practices. She was honored to receive the Chrysalis Spirit Award in 2017.

Dates & Times
Wednesdays, September 5-October 31 (NO CLASS ON SEPTEMBER 19)

$320 for Chrysalis members

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