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Building Balanced Empathy: A four-week exploration

  • Jamyang Buddhist Centre Renfrew Road London, SE11 4NA UK (map)

Please note that these sessions are designed to be attended as a course of four workshops. Whilst you can drop-in from week to week, to maximise your learning and development, we highly recommend you commit to attending all four sessions.

Would you benefit from developing closer, empathetic relationships with family, friends and your community?

Are you interested in developing a deeper understanding of how others experience the world and their emotions?

How would your daily life improve, at work and at home, if you were able to respond others in a way that’s beneficial to them and to you?

Do you need to develop your own personal resilience and prevent emotional burn out?

Over the four 90 minute sessions you’ll explore not only how you experience and view the world but also how you relate to others in given situations – and how the choices we make each day can have a profound and wide-reaching impact.

Each session offers tools and techniques to help practice what we learn so that new ways become habits for us.

Click below to hear your facilitator Ros give a brief introduction to the course…

The four sessions will help you…

· Improve ability to develop positive relationships in the family, workplace, or community.

· Increase mental and emotional resilience

· Learn how to skilfully balance your responses and behaviours

· Become more aware of and better able to work with thoughts, emotions and feelings.

· Learn how to calm and focus your mind.

· Cultivate positive qualities which become stable inner resources.

Expect to be active. If you want to achieve true transformation you’ll need to be committed to fully engaging with the wide range of learning materials and practices.

As well as a course manual, there will be audio practices, reflections, practical exercises, and homework assignments; all contributing to a truly experiential learning experience.

The content of this truly unique course is rooted in Buddhist philosophy and psychology supported by scientific research, Western philosophy and psychology, and other wisdom traditions. It was developed by an international team with academic-level expertise in Buddhism, Western philosophy and psychology, contemporary science and experiential learning methodology

Meet your facilitator:

Ros Boughtflower


Ros’ passion is to help people find meaningful solutions to their challenges and to help them get to a deeper level happiness. Through this people can enjoy what they do as well as lead happier, healthier and fulfilling lives for themselves and others. Ros is an accredited facilitator and trainer for The a.r.t. of Fulfilment course. (Building Balanced Empathy forms a part of The a.r.t of Fulfilment course, which can be studied as its own stand-alone module.)

She was inspired to help create The a.r.t. of Fulfilment course by the mix of deeper level reflection that the programme offers but also by the possibility for everyday application, through small steps that are manageable for all but that ripple out to make a bigger difference in a challenging world.

She is a long term student of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and is often to be found on retreat. A qualified coach and mentor and a trained teacher of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) teaching at the London Centre for Mindfulness, she is also trained in action inquiry. She works across business, not for profit organisations, government, community based organisations and more recently within the NHS and education.

She has a joyful and compassionate approach and draws on a dharma background to offer an accessible and modern secular approach.

DATES: Four 90 minute sessions on Tuesday 8th January, Tuesday 15th January, Tuesday 22nd January, Tuesday 29th January

COST: Suggested donation of £10

HOW TO BOOK: Booking is not mandatory, but highly recommended. Click here to reserve your place.