The Practice and Science of Kindness

with Dr. Mark Bertin

Wednesday June 21st, 2017 (7 - 9PM)

Group Practice Session on Metta and Tonglen

Jointly facilitated by Dr. Mark Bertin & Derek Kolleeny

Wednesday June 28th, 2017 (7 - 9PM)

WBC Buddhadharma Sangha at The Center for Health and Healing

Address: 4 Smith Ave, Mount Kisco, New York 10549.

Parking available on Smith Ave., and a few spaces beneath the building). See below for map and directions.

Both beginners and seasoned meditators are welcome.

$10 Suggested Donation at the Door.

What is compassion practice, how does it work, and why would anyone want to try it?   

Compassion is integral to mindfulness practice, a starting point for changing our lives and the world around us, and a no-nonsense approach to seeing life as it is.  Research suggests a focus on self-compassion not only improves our motivation and resilience but influences how we relate to others.  It improves individual health and influences social interactions from preschool through adulthood.   Please join us for this two-week exploration regarding the benefits of integrating compassion practice into everyday life. 

On Wednesday June 21st, Dr. Bertin will address these issues and give practice instructions for participants to put into their daily practice the next week if they wish. Then on Wednesday June 28th, our monthly extended open meditation will be focused on the practices of kindness (metta) and compassion (tonglen).

Dr. Bertin is a developmental pediatrician and author of Mindful Parenting for ADHD and The Family ADHD Solution, which integrate mindfulness into the rest of evidence-based ADHD care, as well as the upcoming book How Children Thrive.  He is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at New York Medical College, on the faculty of the Windward Teacher Training Institute, and on advisory boards for both Common Sense Media and Reach Out and Read.  His blog is available through Huffington Post, Mindful.org and Psychology Today.  For more information, visit his website at www.developmentaldoctor.com.


Map & Directions

Center for Health & Healing

4 Smith Avenue, 2nd Floor, Mt. Kisco, NY 10549

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Parking available on Smith Ave., and a few spaces beneath the building.

  • located on the corner of Smith Avenue and East Main Street
    Free parking available on Smith Avenue at all times.
  • 1/2 mile from Mt. Kisco Train Station (Harlem Line) taxi services are available day and night from station
  • 1 and 1/2 miles from Saw Mill Parkway and Interstate 684. 

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