Dying into Life: An 8-Month Experiment in Renewal, Self-Compassion, and Courage This 8-month exploration is a rare opportunity to immerse in what matters most to each of us by embracing the truth of our own mortality. This course, which is taught through the lens of mindfulness and self-compassion, is inspired by Frank Ostaseski's Five Invitations, Stephen Jenkinson's Die Wise: A Manifesto … Learn more
CDP New Years Retreat
Retreat Schedule The schedule is built for maximum accessibility for people across the globe. Attend as few or as many sessions as you'd like. During breaks, the room will be kept open for continuity of practice; all who wish may sit together in companionable silence during these times. Topics are subject to change. Session titleFacilitatorPacific time(N. America)UTC(Europe, UK)ACDT
8-month MSC Deepening
MSC Community for Deepening Practice (CDP) The CDP is a vibrant and enriching program offered to all MSC graduates (including emerging MSC teachers) to deepen embodiment of self-compassion in daily life. The course runs for 8 months, and we meet weekly, with several rest weeks built in. Apply for 2024 cohorts ••• Because this is a graduates’ course, CDP is a deepening and elaboration of MSC.
CDP-Evolving (6 months)
Community for Deepening PracticeEvolving (CDP-E) - April 2024 This course is an evolution of the CDP in which we consider topics rich for further exploration from the CDP. In the CDP-EVOLVING, we retain the same intimate class size and format, plus participants receive additional opportunities for creative personal and group practice (writing practice and expressive arts practice). All … More...
“Self-compassion takes its own time. It can't be rushed. The CDP program is a unique opportunity to let self-compassion live and breathe in your life until it resonates in every cell of your body.
The CDP teachers embody the practice themselves and they have a special ability to weave together a supportive community as they attend to each individual's self-compassion journey. I can't recommend the CDP program highly enough.”
— Chris Germer, Co-developer of the Mindful Self-Compassion program
The CDP is a vibrant and enriching MSC Graduates' program created in conjunction with the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion.
It is intended to support and deepen the personal practice of MSC graduates beyond the initial course itself and will allow them to embody their self-compassion skills over the longer term. Because this is a graduates’ course, the CDP will not explicitly just reteach MSC. Rather, the CDP is a deepening and elaboration of those practices and teachings during which participants re-commit to integrating and embodying self-compassion into daily life through regular, long-term practice. This more slowly paced, spiral learning approach allows participants to consciously embody, expand and deepen their learning.
"The real transformation that is possible with the practice of self-compassion comes as it is woven through our lives in deeper and deeper ways. The Community for Deepening Practice is a perfect vehicle for supporting people in this weaving process through dialogue, continued practice and extended exploration through new exercises designed to extend the learning of MSC. I highly recommend this program for anyone seeking to continue the process that began in MSC."
-Dr. Steve Hickman, Former Executive Director, CMSC