Going Deeper with Compassion
October 1 (Tuesday evenings)

Going Deeper with Compassion


6-week course

Grow and Sustain your Compassion Practice in Community

Are you interested in continuing to develop your compassion practice? Want to deepen your understanding of compassion? Curious about the spiritual roots of contemporary compassion teachings? Are you seeking community and support around integrating the habit of daily self-compassion and compassion for others into your life?

This 6-week online course is for alumni of the Mindful Self-Compassion program or the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program who are ready to explore compassion more deeply.

Developed and taught by Mindfulness Northwest Founder and Executive Director Tim Burnett.

a screenshot of zoom class participants smiling in online mindfulness class

Note: This course is different each time it is taught, as Tim explores a different theme and text related to the roots of mindfulness practice.

Class Theme: Living a Joyful Courageous Life

Buddhist nun pema chodron, on the cover of her book "no time to lose"The theme for this class is living a joyful and courageous life, explored through Pema Chödrön‘s powerful book No Time to Lose, which is an exploration of Shantideva’s Guide to the Way of the Bodhisattva.

Shantideva was an 8th-century Buddhist teacher whose teachings are prized in Indian and Tibetan Buddhism. These powerful teachings, expressed in poetry, are surprisingly vibrant and alive today, and Pema’s wonderful commentary helps us see how to realistically and imaginatively apply them to our regular lives in 21st-century America. Now more than ever, we need deep training in Shantideva’s topics of deep patience, working with anger, using our intelligence wisely, melting our hearts, and seeing the world with a fresh perspective.
In No Time to Lose, Pema invites readers to venture further along the path of the “bodhisattva warrior,” explaining in depth how we can awaken the softness of our hearts and develop true confidence amid the challenges of daily living. Pema urges us to embark on the transformative path of the Bodhisattva today, writing, “There is no time to lose—but not to worry, we can do it.”

This course will support you in:

  • Setting intentions for your practice of mindfulness & compassion
  • Incorporating formal and informal compassion practices in your daily routine
  • Learning ways to relate to the doings of your emotional life in a more healthy way
  • Exploring compassion and mindfulness in the context of how you relate with others
  • Learning how compassion was traditionally understood in Buddhism and how to apply this ancient wisdom to our modern lives
  • Going more deeply into the scientific support and exploration of compassion and its benefits
  • Being in community with other committed practitioners of mindful compassion

In concert with exploring contemporary mindfulness teachings, we’ll orient our exploration around a traditional Buddhist text and touch upon the scientific support for the transformational possibilities of mindfulness practice. The emphasis will be both on developing deeper understanding, and on everyday life integration.


 Each week expect:

  • Hands-on mindfulness practices, exercises and meditations
  • Discussion and exploration of how we’re incorporating mindful compassion into our lives
  • A deep dive into topics ranging from Buddhist teachings on the Four Foundations of Mindfulness to recent neuroscience
  • Weekly home practice assignments, readings, handouts and videos to explore
  • Connect with an accountability partner between classes to support your daily practice


Tuesdays, October 1 – November 5, 2024
6:00 – 8:00pm PT

All-Day Retreat (Online):
Sunday, October 27, 9am – 4pm PT


Tim Burnett


Offered Live Online. Zoom link will be sent to you by email once you register.


$320 – $485 (or $80 – $121/month)

  • Sliding scale: Choose what’s right for you.
  • Payment plan option: 4-months, no-interest.
  • Scholarships available: No need to apply; just choose a scholarship tuition during registration.


You must have completed either the 8-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction course or the 8-week Mindful Self-Compassion course (with any teacher or school).

Classes like Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction or Mindful Self-Compassion are powerful partly because of the strong learning communities that come together over those two months. We learn as much from each other in class as we do from the teacher and the curriculum. Our Going Deeper classes continue and extend that supportive community. We come together to keep learning with and from each other, and to support each other in living in deep conversation with mindfulness practice.

Tim Burnett, Course Instructor

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