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(Online) 8-Week Mindful Self-Compassion Course

Tim Burnett

January 24, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - March 14, 2023 @ 8:45 pm

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Why MSC?

Interested in learning to be kinder to yourself when you’re suffering? Wish you had better tools for handling difficult emotions? Want to be able to motivate yourself with encouragement rather than criticism and start to leave that harsh inner-critical voice behind? The Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) program includes exercises, meditations, and lessons on mindfulness, compassion for ourselves, difficult emotions, transforming the inner critic, and more.

diverse group of people in the Zoom online mindfulness class smiling

What to Expect

This 8-week course includes:

  • Guided instruction in mindful self-compassion practices and meditations
  • Skill building exercises for managing difficult emotions and developing compassion
  • Learning how to motivate yourself with encouragement rather than criticism
  • Learning how to stop being so hard on yourself and open to more happiness and joy
  • Group dialogue and small group exercises
  • Eight 2.75 hour classroom sessions plus a 4-hour weekend retreat.

Each of the eight weekly classes includes instruction in mindfulness, compassion, emotional awareness and a series of skills. Far from being only “classroom learning,” each MSC unit includes hands-on experiential meditations and exercises along with opportunities to discuss your learning with peers and the instructor. Real-world tools are provided that you can try in between classes. There’s also an additional retreat session on the weekend to deepen your practice.

Tim Burnett

Rev. Tim Burnett

Executive Director, Founder, Guiding Teacher

Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Medical School (MBSR)
Center for Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC)

Teacher of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) since 2010; meditator since 1986. Tim’s background in traditional Dharma practice informs his mindfulness work. Ordained as a Soto Zen priest in 2000, he apprenticed with Zen teacher Zoketsu Norman Fischer and is the Guiding Teacher of Red Cedar Zen Community in Bellingham. Former jobs include educator, carpenter, software developer, and scientist. When not in the classroom, you might find him hiking, paddling, or birding.


Tuesdays, January 24 – March 14
6:00 – 8:45pm PST
Day of Mindfulness & Self-Compassion Retreat: Sunday, March 5th, 9am – 4pm PST


Choose what’s right for you on our sliding scale: $370 – $615

  • Scholarships – Limited scholarships available. No need to apply; just choose scholarship tuition during registration.
  • Payment Plans – No interest, 4 month payment plan option is available during registration.


January 24, 2023 @ 6:00 pm
March 14, 2023 @ 8:45 pm


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