Awakening Compassion: Working with Others

An in-depth examination of the principles of compassionate action as taught in the bodhisattva path of Mahayana Buddhism and Contemplative Psychology. Students learn and practice relational, social, and psychological skills, including embodied presence, deep listening, empathic attendance, compassionate inquiry, and metta and tonglen meditation. Students are required to engage in an attending relationship in order to apply learned skills. This course explores compassion in various cultural contexts. Prerequisite: PSYB314 or meditation experience with permission of instructor.
Course Number: PSYB325
Units: 3.0