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(Online) MSC II: Roots of Mindfulness

Tim Burnett

January 22, 2023 @ 4:00 pm - March 19, 2023 @ 6:00 pm

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Grow and Sustain your Compassion Practice in Community

Are you interested in continuing to develop your compassion practice? Want to deepen your understanding of compassion? Curious about the spiritual roots of contemporary compassion teachings? Are you seeking community and support around integrating the habit of daily self-compassion and compassion for others into your life? This 8-week online course is for alumni of the Mindful Self-Compassion program who are ready to explore compassion more deeply.

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This course will support you in:

  • Setting intentions for your practice of compassion
  • Incorporating formal and informal compassion practices in your daily routine
  • Learning ways to relate to the doings of your emotional life in a more healthy way
  • Exploring compassion and mindfulness in the context of how you relate with others
  • Learning how compassion was traditionally understood in Buddhism and how to apply this ancient wisdom to our modern lives
  • Going more deeply into the scientific support and exploration of compassion and its benefits
  • Being in community with other committed practitioners of compassion and an experienced teacher for two months

Required Text:

The central text for this class will be:

Training in Compassion: Zen Teachings on the Practice of Lojong by Norman Fischer (2013)

 Each week expect:

  • Hands-on compassion practices, exercises and meditations
  • Discussion and exploration of how we’re incorporating compassion into our lives
  • A deep dive into topics ranging from Buddhist teachings on the Compassion Mind Trainings (lojong) to recent neuroscience
  • Weekly home practice assignments, readings, handouts and videos to explore
  • Connect with an accountability partner between classes to support your daily 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, WA. Former jobs include educator, carpenter, software developer, and scientist. When not in the classroom, you might find him hiking, paddling, or birding.


Sundays, January 22 – March 19
4 – 6:00pm 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 22, 2023 @ 4:00 pm
March 19, 2023 @ 6:00 pm


Tim Burnett
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