Compassion at the Edge: A Revolutionary Approach to Benefitting Others without Burning Out
In this excerpt from Joan Halifax’s new course, Compassion at the Edge, she explains that understanding the difference between empathy and compassion is one of the first steps in learning how we can meet the challenge of helping others with an open heart and mind.
Oren Jay Sofer
Oren Jay Sofer leads retreats and workshops on mindful communication around the United States, particularly in Insight Meditation venues, including Spirit Rock, Insight Meditation Society, and Barre Center for Buddhist Studies, but also in educational settings, particularly in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is a teacher and practitioner of Insight Meditation, nonviolent communication (NVC), and somatics. He spent two years as an anagarika in the Thai forest tradition. He is a Somatic Experiencing practitioner, a collaborative trainer with Bay Nonviolent Communication, and a graduate of the IMS-Spirit Rock Teacher Training Program. Oren is also a member of Senior Program staff for Mindful Schools, one of the world leaders in mindful education.
HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE
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