28 May Meditation + Talk: The Multifaceted Powers of Mindfulness and Compassion Practices
This Wednesday Night Meditation included a 21-minute meditation and a 38-minute talk and discussion (download the accompanying slide presentation) on The Multifaceted Powers of Mindfulness and Compassion Practices with guest teacher Lakiba Pittman.
Lakiba Pittman is a college professor, compassion and mindfulness educator, writer, and creative artist. She is a Senior Instructor for Compassion Cultivation Training workshops designed at Stanford’s Center for Compassion & Altruism Research & Compassion, and a Trained Instructor for Mindful Self Compassion, Mind-Body Stress Reduction (MBSR), and Mind-Body Medicine.
I hope you find it helpful, and you are welcome to join my free Wednesday Meditations – open to everyone!
These teachings are offered freely, at no charge.
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Generosity itself is a beautiful practice that opens and gladdens the heart, relaxes the contraction of “self,” and ripples out into the world to touch many people – and perhaps, eventually, even oneself.
Additionally, many expressions of generosity are not about money. People offer attention, encouragement, and patience many times a day. Sometimes we withhold when it would be so easy, actually, to listen quietly for another minute or to offer a word of appreciation or simply a look that says, “I’m with you.” Try being a little more generous for a day and see what happens.