Sema Demirkan (MSC Teacher) opens School of Compassion in Turkey, partners with international NGO’s to build culture of compassion.
Self-Compassion Around the World
MSC Teacher Mirjam Luthe reflects on how she used loving touch and other self-compassion techniques to calm herself during a week of self discovery during a Bearing Witness retreat at Auschwitz.
CMSC International Affairs Manager and MSC Teacher Mirjam Luthe discusses how she will implement a grant from Compassion Corp to bring mindfulness to Kenyans through an 8 week MSC course, hoping to build a local MSC community prior to leaving.
Hello, Everyone! We are delighted to introduce MSC Japan and our new website! (https://www.mscjapan.org/) MSC in Japan is still in its beginning stages. Japan has had a long history…
“The radiant, elegant cosmos that we can observe is actually our own consciousness and not something separate from us on the outside.” (Thich Nhat Hanh). We are always connected. From…
In my home country of Israel, as we watched the COVID virus touch so many families and friends, a group of women friends and I created a new compassion program to help our community cultivate inner peace. We called it “Planting Seeds of Compassion” and offered it as a bilingual program taught in Hebrew and Arabic for Jews and Arabs in Israel.
Sometimes, there are atrocities that are so horrific that we can’t help but be moved to compassionate action. Such was the case in 2018 when over 300 women and children were caught in the political crossfire between warring factions in the secluded mountainous region of Chepkurkur on Mount Elgon in Kenya. With the encouragement of Lilian Muthui, a Kenya-based psychologist and counselor, a team of us set out to provide carefully adapted Mindful Self-Compassion training for the women, teens, and children of the war-torn community. Here is my story.
“I think we’re at the beginning of a great wave of compassion.” – Chris Germer
Self-Love is an Antidote to Self-Pity: An Interview with Kristin Neff and Chris Germer about Self-Compassion HAPPINEZ International magazine, Issue 18, December 2019 [pdfjs-viewer url=”https://center4msc-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com//wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Happinez-International-Neff-Germer.pdf” viewer_width=100% viewer_height=1360px fullscreen=true download=true print=true]…
Project Huruma has emerged with a vision to support caregivers and survivors of trauma around the world with mindfulness and self-compassion skills, starting with the Mt. Elgon community in Western Kenya. Here, we offer you the first in a series of articles on the project’s progress.
While it might be difficult to imagine an online learning experience being as effective as a traditional classroom experience, we’ve found over the years of teaching MSC online we can come close. If you cannot make it to a live class due to your life circumstances, we invite you to try out online learning for yourself.
Written by Dr. Steve Hickman
Her radiance, the lack of self-consciousness, the spirit of a Carioca (a resident of Rio) all shone through because she could embrace her true nature as a glorious, lively, perfectly imperfect human being who simply wants to be happy and free from suffering.