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The Spectrum of Compassion with Kim Allen

Tuesday, March 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm US Pacific Time

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Online via Zoom
The first noble truth reminds us that dukkha (suffering) is to be understood. This entails a clear willingness to get close to suffering – our own and others’. The quality of caring for the dukkha that is part of human life encompasses a rich spectrum of actions and attitudes, all of which could be called compassion.This course explores a selection of compassionate mindstates and actions found in the Pāli Canon with occasional connections to later Buddhist literature. Rather that attempt a comprehensive selection, the course will spotlight several diverse examples. Sessions include teachings, meditation, and small- and large-group discussion.
About the Instructor:
Kim Allen began meditating in 2003, seeking both a path out of suffering and the deeper truths of life. She trains mainly under the guidance of Gil Fronsdal at the Insight Meditation Center, and has also practiced in Sri Lanka and, more recently, with a few Mahāyāna teachers. Kim was drawn early on to long retreat practice and has sat cumulative three years of retreat. Engagement with the Pāli Canon, and also texts from other Buddhist traditions, informs her practice and life. A teacher and author, Kim aims to bring classical Dharma to a modern context and to encourage lay practitioners in fully living a life of Dharma. Kim also serves on the board of the Sati Center. Her education includes a PhD in physics and a master’s degree in environmental sustainability, and her website is http://www.uncontrived.org.

Dāna Program
This dana program is freely offered in the spirit of generosity. Any donation you can offer to the teacher and to the Sati Center to continue making these teachings available is greatly appreciated.


Tuesday, March 5
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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