Sharon Allen is a long time practitioner and teacher of mindfulness meditation and different forms of movement. She taught Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) for many years. Sharon leads several on-going meditation groups that explore spiritual development through meditation, study, and reflection. Sharon encourages the integration of mindfulness in dealing with life’s ever-changing events. When it is suitable, Sharon offers the movement practices of Tai Chi and Qi Gong to enhance mindfulness. These movement practices can be adapted and are beneficial for people with varied physical capabilities.
Compassion is a heartfelt and courageous response to life. Karuna is the manifestation of loving kindness when it meets the pain of the world. This meditation steadies the mind on this moment with an intention of Loving Kindness. This is part of a five week series on compassion given at IMSB.