The Practice of Kindness Workshop
Time & Location
About the Event
Zoom Meeting Link: https://zoom.us/j/93624656848
Meeting ID: 936 2465 6848
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Did you know that paying more attention to kindness activates the pleasure center of your brain? Come awaken kindness and awe within you and others to help increase peace in the world! Become an instrument of positivity!
In the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic and stay-at-home orders, there is a great need for recognizing and contributing to ordinary acts of kindness. The more we see and complete, the more powerful are our immune systems. The more we see and complete, the more optimism we feel for the future.
Join local educator Andy Smallman and others online on Monday, May 18th to consider and discuss the important role kindness plays in response to the pandemic.
In the first workshop on May 11th, participants were provided the opportunity to fine-tune their kindness awareness "muscle," both by sharing acts of positivity of which they are aware and by contributing positive actions themselves.
For the session on May 18th, Andy suggests that people pay attention to moments in their lives that they might normally miss, likely due to the ordinariness of the moments. He encourages people to reframe ordinary moments in a way that turns them into positive experiences. This requires mindful attention, recognizing that in being alive every moment is precious. For example, the bark of a dog could remind us that we are grateful to have ears that can hear. Dirt on the floor could remind us that we are privileged to have the means to own a vacuum. Folks will be invited to share these experiences during the workshop.
More about Andy:
Andy works to promote ordinary activities that awaken kindness, helping people connect to their true nature and increase peace in the world. Andy is also the founding director of the Puget Sound Community School, an independent school in Seattle designed to help children build on their strengths and nurture their intrinsic motivation. Learn more about Andy and his work at https://andysmallman.com
Ticketing: Our Pay-What-You-Can model allows our events to be accessible to the entire community! We have no suggested amount, we simply ask you to pay what you can.
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- 1 for me & 1 for the community$10$100$0
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- 1 for me & 3 for the community$20$200$0