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Cultivating Compassion: A Daylong Workshop

Saturday, April 8
9:30am – 4:30pm PT
In Center

This Compassion Cultivation Daylong Workshop is designed to introduce participants to the practice of compassion through evidence-based research, interactive exercises, personal reflection, meditation practices, and group discussions. Participants will be introduced to the science of compassion, gain insight into their own experiences, and explore practices which support the unfolding of compassion in their personal and professional lives.

A Celebration of Buddhist Women’s Practice

Sunday, March 26
5:00 – 7:00 pm PT
In Center & Online

All are welcome to join us in this celebration of Buddhist women’s practice, in honor of Women’s History Month. Many of us have been inspired by the example of women Buddhist teachers and practitioners – please come ready to share your stories of how these teachers have influenced your life, and enjoy some guest appearances by some of our own beloved women Buddhist teachers, and a slideshow and videos of some of the most respected and ground-breaking women Buddhist teachers.

Bill Culman

Wednesdays starting April 5
6:30 – 8:00 pm PT
In Center & Online

This is a 4-week introduction to the practice of Mindfulness Meditation at Insight Santa Cruz. We will focus on developing mindfulness through the regular practice of meditation and also informally, by bringing mindfulness into daily life.

Daily Schedule

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