Compassion Based Living Course (CBLC)

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This secular and experiential course developed by the Mindfulness Association aims to take you on an in-depth and personal journey of Compassion with a view to integrating it into everyday life. The course content draws on the wisdom resources of evolutionary psychology, neuroscience and Mahayana Buddhism together with the rich interaction of these traditions.

The course runs for 9 weeks and also includes a day of practice. It is suitable for anyone who has taken a mindfulness course; MBLC, MBSR or any other comprehensive mindfulness training.

The weekly themes are:

Introductory Session – What is Compassion an Introduction?
Week 1 – Why practice Compassion?…….Because we suffer
Week 2 – The Compassionate Mess
Week 3 – It’s not our fault: An evolutionary perspective
Week 4 – Creating conditions for Safeness
Week 5 – Befriending the self-critic
Week 6 – Finding the Compassionate friend within Day of Practice
Day of practice
Week 7 – The Four Immeasurable Qualities
Week 8 – Widening the Circle of Compassion
Follow Up – Compassion in action

We provide a comprehensive teacher training pathway for those who wish to train to deliver the CBLC.