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What is Compassionate Balance?
Cultivating Compassionate Balance is the process of:
- discovering, exploring, and growing (cultivating)…
- our innate kindness toward, appreciation of, and concern (compassion) for self and others…
- and taking action on that awareness by living our everyday lives with intention (balance).
Combining the essence of mindfulness and loving kindness with awareness of our internal energy, we explore methods for deepening self-acceptance, self-appreciation, and compassion for self and others. Through the instruction and use of practical tools and techniques, we move toward living a vibrant, authentic, and positive life.
Compassionate Balance Meditation offers a variety of programs to help you explore and discover methods for incorporating acceptance and compassion into daily life. All programs are appropriate for those who are learning meditation for the first time, or wish to continue to develop their skills.
Cultivating Compassion Club (CCC) If you desire positive personal growth, are willing to authentically share challenges and successes, and enjoy supporting others in their development this program is for YOU! These weekly small group video calls and private Facebook group provide motivation, challenge, and support. It is a unique opportunity to engage with a community of like-minded people focused on personal growth, self-acceptance, and wellbeing.
Cultivating Mindful Compassion (CMC) blends elements from Stanford University’s Compassion Cultivation Training and Amy’s 20+ year Taoist background, incorporating Buddhist and Taoist teachings and traditions with contemporary psychology and current research. Offered either in a multi-week or weekend format, we explore themes of self-appreciation, self-acceptance, self-compassion, compassion for loved ones, and compassion for all people. This program is offered in-person and online. Check the schedule for program dates.
Compassion Cultivation Training (CCT) This program is an eight-week curriculum, facilitated in-person, designed to develop the qualities of compassion, empathy, and kindness for oneself and others—ultimately providing an overall sense of well-being. CCT integrates traditional contemplative practices with contemporary psychology and scientific research on compassion, and was developed at Stanford University Medical School’s Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education by a team of contemplative scholars, clinical psychologists, and researchers. Check the schedule for program dates.
Morning Meditation with Amy Colvin is a great way to kick-start your morning! Each session is 25 minutes, starting with a bit of gentle qi gong to get our energy flowing and our muscles loosened up, 10-15 minutes of guided meditation, and a few minutes for reflection about the day ahead. Think of it like joining a gym, art, or yoga class with a focus on strengthening your peace of mind, resilience, and creativity. Knowing that we’ll be together, every Monday-Friday, is an incentive to getting your regular meditation practice going!
I look forward to sharing compassion meditation with you and helping you move further down the path toward a vibrant, positive, authentic, compassionate life.
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