What is it with meditation? Can silence and directed attention help us ‘put on the mind of Christ’?
with Dr Petrina Barson
Sunday 24th April 2022 from 3:00pm to 5.00pm at
Ewing Memorial Centre of Stonnington Uniting Church
Cnr of Burke Road & Coppin Street, Malvern East
Our first physical face to face meeting for 2022
Compassion is a quality intrinsic to all worthwhile religion. Dr Barson will speak about compassion as an expansive perspective that strengthens us to face the suffering of the world. She will explore compassion as a capacity that can be cultivated and one which takes us beyond the limitations of ego into a place where the small self dissolves into the vaster sphere of love. She will lead participants in a compassion meditation drawn from Tibetan Buddhist and Christian practice as an experience of putting the mind of compassion into the heart.
Dr Petrina Barson is a certified teacher of the Compassion Institute’s ‘Compassion Cultivation Training’, and has been teaching this to health professionals and others since 2014. She is a long-term member of a progressive Christian community, and explores contemplation through this lens – and in more recent years through practices derived from Tibetan Buddhism. She is a doctor (general practitioner), a mother, a poet, and an activist on issues of climate change and refugee rights.
Download the flyer HERE
The meeting will also be live streamed via zoom for those unable to attend physically. See Link below.
|Click here for the Zoom Link at 3.00pm|