Cultivating Compassion in Community

Nurturing Resilience and Connection for Ourselves and the Planet

with Rev. Andrew Blake

Donations are Encouraged, Registration is Free.

In a world that Roshi Joan Halifax describes as "imperilled," it's easy to succumb to fear, despair, or the numbness of apathy. Joanna Macy, a renowned activist and Buddhist teacher, challenges us in her seminal work, "Active Hope," to confront these feelings by forging compassionate communities that embrace caring and interconnectedness. This is not a mere ideal but a necessity for our collective survival, as emphasized by the Dalai Lama. Compassion isn't a luxury; it's the lifeblood of a thriving human family and ecosystem.

At the heart of our humanity lies a powerful duality: the ability to receive care and the profound strength to extend it. This dual capacity is the cornerstone of life itself. When compassion pulses through these two channels, it manifests as a deep concern for our well-being and that of our loved ones, expanding into a sense of kinship with all beings. This boundless heart reaches out not only to the smallest creature but also to the most challenging people and situations, our "teachers," who show us the true essence of compassion.

In this interactive webinar, we will engage in practices of gratitude and joy, delve into our shared human experience, and explore the meaning of generosity in these tumultuous times.

Join us on December 1st from 12-1:00 PM for an hour of heartfelt practice and reflection. Together, we will also commemorate the 25th anniversary of the vision that has united our community. Let's gather to honour the journey and inspire one another to walk a path of compassion and hope.

This webinar is powered by Sarana Insitute, a non-profit donations-run charity.