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A Year of Mindful Compassion Workshops

The City of Carlsbad is hosting A Year of Mindful Compassion, an eight-part workshop series, beginning Sept. 7 in the Georgina Cole Library Community Room, located at 1250 Carlsbad Village Drive. Workshops are on Thursdays from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Admission is free. Seating is first come, first served. 

At a Glance

The workshop schedule is below. Breath work, visualizations, and discussion are part of each class. 

  • Sept. 7, 2017 

Mindful Compassion Orientation

Mindful compassion can help us lead calmer, more joyful lives. We will focus on the practice of being present, the science of mindfulness and compassion, and settling and focusing the mind. 

  • Oct. 5, 2017

Compassion for Loved Ones

Extend compassion to loved ones in our lives. 

  • Nov. 16, 2017 

Compassion for Oneself

Practice extending compassion for ourselves in order to bring about our ability to be more present for both ourselves and others. 

  • Dec. 7, 2017   

Loving-Kindness for Oneself

Turn inwards to understand how practicing loving kindness for ourselves can be beneficial. 

  • Jan. 25, 2018   

Embracing Shared Common Humanity

Broaden our compassion for people in our lives that we may overlook in our daily interactions. 

  • Feb. 22, 2018   

Cultivating Compassion for Others

Extend compassion towards people we may find frustrating. How do we be patient, even caring or loving, with people who see the world differently than we do? It can happen with practice. 

  • Mar. 15, 2018 

Active Compassion Practice

Focus on seeing several layers of interaction with people in our lives who may need our compassion. Learn to be more present with extending compassion. 

  • Apr. 12, 2018 

Integrated Daily Compassion Cultivation Practice

Practice taking these lessons out into the world with us and anchor ourselves to a practice we can carry with us wherever we go. 

More Information

Dr. Erik Conklin, M.A., Ed.D., is a Compassion Cultivation Facilitator and a graduate of the Compassion Cultivation Training (CCT) teacher certification program in the Medical School at Stanford University. He is also certified with the UCLA Training in Mindfulness Facilitation Program. He has taught and worked at many levels of education and his academic and research interests include mindfulness, the social-emotional aspect of learning, and practical strategies to solving problems in leadership capacities. His research was awarded a David and Lucile Packard Foundation Research Fellowship for Children, Families, and Communities for research excellence. 

The workshops are sponsored by the Friends of the Library. For more information, please call 760-434-2871.

August 16, 2017