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Weekend 2

Zaterdag 7 maart: Building Balanced Empathy

with Annelies van der Heijden and Silvie Walraven

Building Balanced Empathy is a workshop designed to explore empathy, vulnerability and emotional resilience. We explore what causes you to feel emotionally overwhelmed and conversely makes you emotionally disconnect from others. You will learn techniques empowering you to relate to others in a healthy and more balanced way.

“I learned I have a lot of misplaced or misguided empathy. I realize how much of a communication issue is not necessarily an issue with feeling. I realized just how deep my need to fix everything goes.”
- Linda, course participant, May 2019

With our varied learning materials and fun interactive exercises, you will learn how to empathize from your heart and from your head. We explore how to genuinely feel and understand the experiences and emotions of other people, allowing for more compassion towards oneself and others. You will be able to integrate these techniques afterwards using a series of audio meditations available from our website.

This course will help you to develop:

  • a calmer more focused mind
  • better self-understanding and therefore real empathy for others
  • identifying what pushes us out of balance allowing the space for wiser choices
  • stronger emotional resilience
  • closer, more nurturing relationships with family, friends and co-workers
  • more compassion for ourselves and others

Saturday March 7, 10.30 – 15.30 hour
Donation towards costs € 35, including handouts. For both Saturday and Sunday € 55. Students and city pass holders € 20 per day or € 30 for both days.
Please register before February 29 by writing to: amsterdam@maitreya.nl
In case less then 6 participants register then the workshop will be cancelled. We will inform everyone involved at the latest on March 3.

Background
Building Balancing Empathy is part of the A.R.T. of fulfilment program, which was developed by the Foundation for Developing Compassion & Wisdom (FDCW). FDCW’s vision is a more peaceful, compassionate and sustainable world brought about by personal and social change. Its mission is to enable a process of positive transformation through educational programs built on universal human values. Founded in 2005, FDCW shares the vision of its patron the Dalai Lama for secular ethics based on our common humanity. FDCW’s first program Finding Your Happy: 16 Guidelines for a Happy Life, has reached thousands of people in over 25 countries worldwide - see 16Guidelines.org.
FDCW promotes a holistic form of education called Universal Education for Compassion and Wisdom (UECW), which originates with the vision of the Tibetan Buddhist Lama Yeshe (1935-1984) for a 'universal education' and which has been elaborated by FDCW’s honorary president, Lama Zopa Rinpoche. The educational philosophy of UECW is based on what is common to all – our innate capacities for empathy and discernment, which can be developed to full compassion and wisdom. UECW methods encompass different styles of learning - critical thinking, creative expression and reflection, as part of an integrative, holistic education that addresses the ‘totality of our being’ within a universal ethical framework.

Zondag 8 maart: Maitreya’s Heart: an argument for compassion

with Ven. Losang Gendun

If you are interested in community, in making a difference in our troubled times and are looking for a contemporary dialogue on the notion of compassion, these Sundays are for you!

Community and compassion are the essential building blocks of the spiritual life. These two components allow us to live harmoniously, nourish the society in which we are imbedded and even touch the divine. Going even further than the theory of evolution that shows us that we depend on cooperation for our survival, the Buddha pointed out that we depend on others entirely for our existence. 
Drawing on sources such as the great bodhisattva vows of universal care, the classic mind-training texts and the advice of living members of the ancient tradition of Tibetan Buddhism, we offer you a day of meditation, talks, discussion and good food. 
Depending on the participants these days will take place either in Dutch or comprehensible English, as the Maitreya Instituut serves both locals and expats. 

Time: 10.30-15.30 hrs
Suggested donation to help cover our costs: € 35 per day or € 55 for both Saturday and Sunday. Students or Stadspas € 20 per day or € 30 for both days.

 

Weekend 3

Zaterdag 4 april:  Boeddhisme en het klimaat

met Carina Otte en Josee van Linschoten

Alles verandert. Wij veranderen en onze omgeving verandert ook. De afgelopen zomers waren extreem warm en lieten in Nederland de gevolgen zien van klimaatsveranderingen.  

Over de hele wereld krijgen mensen er steeds meer aandacht voor. Er ontstaat steeds meer compassie voor onze planeet en alle levende wezens. Steeds meer mensen denken na over de invloed van hun acties op deze ontwikkelingen. Tegelijkertijd zijn er ook mensen die er geen aandacht voor hebben.

Hebben we compassie voor alle levende wezens en alle verschillende meningen?
Of hebben we net even minder compassie voor degene die er anders over denkt? 
Wat is hierover binnen het boeddhisme terug te vinden en hoe is dat toe te passen in deze tijd?  

Tijdens deze dag gaan we dit gezamenlijk onderzoeken. De workshop wordt verzorgd door studenten van het centrum, Carina en Josee, die in hun werk en hun dagelijks leven met dit thema bezig zijn. 

Tijd: 10.30-15.30 uur
Aanbevolen kostendekkende donatie € 35 per dag of € 55 voor zaterdag en zondag. Studenten en Stadspas € 20 per dag of € 30 voor beide dagen.

Zondag 5 april: Maitreya’s Heart: an argument for compassion

with Ven. Losang Gendun

If you are interested in community, in making a difference in our troubled times and are looking for a contemporary dialogue on the notion of compassion, these Sundays are for you!

Community and compassion are the essential building blocks of the spiritual life. These two components allow us to live harmoniously, nourish the society in which we are imbedded and even touch the divine. Going even further than the theory of evolution that shows us that we depend on cooperation for our survival, the Buddha pointed out that we depend on others entirely for our existence. 
Drawing on sources such as the great bodhisattva vows of universal care, the classic mind-training texts and the advice of living members of the ancient tradition of Tibetan Buddhism, we offer you a day of meditation, talks, discussion and good food. 
Depending on the participants these days will take place either in Dutch or comprehensible English, as the Maitreya Instituut serves both locals and expats. 

Time: 10.30-15.30 hrs
Suggested donation to help cover our costs: € 35 per day or € 55 for both Saturday and Sunday. Students or Stadspas € 20 per day or € 30 for both days.


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