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Building Balanced Empathy: An introduction and exploration.


Would you benefit from developing closer, more nurturing relationships with family, friends and your community?

Are you interested in developing a deeper understanding of how others experience the world and their emotions?

How would your daily life improve, at work and at home, if you were able to respond others in a way that’s beneficial to them and to you?

Do you need to develop your own personal resilience and prevent emotional burn out?

During this dynamic and practical workshop you’ll explore not only how you experience and view the world but also how you relate to others in given situations – and how the choices we make each day can have a profound and wide-reaching impact.

The workshop offers tools and techniques to help practice what we learn so that new ways become habits for us.

The workshop will help you…

Improve ability to develop positive relationships in the family, workplace, or community.

Increase mental and emotional resilience

Learn how to skilfully balance your responses and behaviours

Become more aware of and better able to work with thoughts, emotions and feelings.

Learn how to calm and focus your mind.

Cultivate positive qualities which become stable inner resources.

Expect to be active. If you want to achieve true transformation you’ll need to be committed to fully engaging with the wide range of learning materials and practices throughout the day.

There will be audio practices, reflections, and practical exercises; all contributing to a truly experiential learning experience.

The content of this truly unique workshop is rooted in Buddhist philosophy and psychology supported by scientific research, Western philosophy and psychology, and other wisdom traditions. It was developed by an international team with academic-level expertise in Buddhism, Western philosophy and psychology, contemporary science and experiential learning methodology

The Facilitators: 

Ros Boughtflower, Ros’ passion is to help people find meaningful solutions to their challenges and to help them get to a deeper level happiness. Through this people can enjoy what they do as well as lead happier, healthier and fulfilling lives for themselves and others. Ros is an accredited facilitator and trainer for The a.r.t. of Fulfilment course. (Building Balanced Empathy forms a part of The a.r.t of Fulfilment course, which can be studied as its own stand-alone module.)

She was inspired to help create The a.r.t. of Fulfilment course by the mix of deeper level reflection that the programme offers but also by the possibility for everyday application, through small steps that are manageable for all but that ripple out to make a bigger difference in a challenging world.

She is a long term student of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and is often to be found on retreat. A qualified coach and mentor and a trained teacher of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) teaching at the London Centre for Mindfulness, she is also trained in action inquiry. She works across business, not for profit organisations, government, community based organisations and more recently within the NHS and education.

She has a joyful and compassionate approach and draws on a dharma background to offer an accessible and modern secular approach.

Lynne Knight, Lynne has studied and practiced Buddhism for more than 30 years and has been a school teach for over 25 years. She is an accredited facilitator on The a.r.t. of Fulfilment Level 1 delivering courses in English.

As a school teacher for more than 25 years, Lynne was always interested in the role of education in promoting a more just and caring society, and worked on several curriculum projects that increased pupils’ awareness of wider world issues and their potential to have a positive impact. Subsequently she helped train teachers to consider issues of access and equality, and examine their own preconceived ideas that may help or impede this work.

Her study and practice of Buddhism for more than 30 years has focused on what the teachings actually mean for daily life, both with respect to her own development and also in how best to share what is useful with others.

To this end, she has run classes in secular meditation, as well as discussion groups around the themes of the 16 Guidelines for a Happy Life, as well as leading classes in basic Buddhist topics. she finds both aspects equally inspiring and enjoyable.

Cost : suggested donation £10.

How to book:  Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to reserve your place.
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Location information

Lam Rim Bristol Buddhist Centre, 12 Victoria Pl, Bristol BS3 3BP, UK

United Kingdom
Victoria Place 12