Archive: Compassion & Caregiving

Mindfulness & Compassion Training Program For Healthcare and End-of-Life Professionals

Mindfulness & Compassion Certificate Program
“I think that it is really sinking in that I really have to show compassion for myself; that I cannot be forgotten in the process of the work we do.” -Participant of the Mindfulness & Compassion Training Program  This 9 month, 5 module program for health and end-of-life care professionals develops the skills of mindfulness and compassion... Read more about Mindfulness & Compassion Training Program For Healthcare and End-of-Life Professionals

On Being Compassionate

WHAT DOES IT REALLY MEAN TO BE COMPASSIONATE? From within all faith traditions, compassionate living and actions are seen as gateways to our highest values and principles in being humans. His Holiness the Dalai Lama says, “My religion is kindness.” How does kindness form the basis for compassionate actions? While all of us may say,... Read more about On Being Compassionate

Mindfulness + Compassion Retreat

Mindfulness + Compassion Retreat: Opening Our Tender Heart to Compassion This Retreat is Now Full. Please Email Us If Wishing to be on the Wait List Dates: OCTOBER 13 – 15th Location: Sarana Springs, Chatsworth ON Fee: $195 includes meals With gratitude, we are able offer this retreat at a reduced cost due to the... Read more about Mindfulness + Compassion Retreat

Opening the gifts of love & death

  “Love and death are the great gifts given to us, mostly they are passed on unopened.”     Rainer Maria Rilke Last weekend, December 3-4, sixteen from our Mindfulness + Compassion program completed Module Two–a two-day silent retreat. In the retreat, we rested deeply into our bodies as we sustained our mindfulness practice, alternating... Read more about Opening the gifts of love & death

A Day with Roshi Joan Halifax

 SARANA INSTITUTE IN COLLABORATION WITH THE MINDFULNESS PROJECT AT SICKKIDS HOSPITAL PRESENTS: A DAY -LONG  WORKSHOP WITH ROSHI JOAN HALIFAX G.R.A.C.E. Training Cultivating Compassion in the Human Encounter with Suffering  Roshi Joan Halifax, PhD, has been training healthcare professionals for over 35 years with skills to sustain themselves in the face of distress.  First developed... Read more about A Day with Roshi Joan Halifax