Drepung Loseling - Spiritual Development Program
Drepung Loseling Monastery Inc., an affiliate of Emory University,
Sharon Salzberg
Can We Have Too Much Compassion?

Saturday, September 18, 2010 • 10:00 am-5:00 pm

In the face of others’ suffering, we sometimes become burned out or overwhelmed. In popular language, we refer to this state as “compassion fatigue.” Yet Buddhist teaching tells us that the heart of compassion is resiliency, capability, and the spaciousness born of wisdom. How can we address this contradiction?

In this one-day retreat, Sharon Salzberg will help us find sources of balance and resourcefulness within ourselves as we live the challenge of facing suffering – our own, as well as that of others. The day will incorporate discourse, dialogue, and periods of meditation as we explore practical tools together. The retreat is suitable for both new and experienced meditators.

(Note: Geshe Lobsang Tenzin will not be able to participate in this event due to a schedule conflict)


  Sharon Salzberg, one of America’s leading spiritual teachers and authors, is co-founder of the Insight Meditation Society (IMS) in Barre, Massachusetts. She has played a crucial role in bringing Asian meditation practices to the West. The ancient Buddhist practices of Vipassana (mindfulness) and Metta (lovingkindness) are the foundations of her work. In 1976, Sharon established, together with Joseph Goldstein and Jack Kornfield, the Insight Meditation Society (IMS) in Barre, Massachusetts, which now ranks as one of the most prominent and active meditation centers in the Western world. She is a featured speaker and teacher at a wide variety of events and served as a panelist with the Dalai Lama and leading scientists at the 2005 Mind and Life Investigating the Mind Conference in Washington, DC. Currently she is a contributing editor of Oprah’s O Magazine, and has appeared in Time Magazine, Yoga Journal, msnbc.com, Tricycle, Real Simple, Body & Soul, Mirabella, Good Housekeeping, Self, Buddhadharma, More and Shambhala Sun, as well as on a variety of radio programs.

  $75 general / $65 members
  September 10, 2010
  • In Person at DLM
• Via Fax at 404-982-6435
• By Phone at 404-982-0051
• By Mail sent to Drepung Loseling address below
  Drepung Loseling Monastery, Inc.
1781 Dresden Drive
Atlanta, GA 30319
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Cancellation Policy:

One-day events: If you withdraw before the day of the event, we will refund your fees, minus a $20 administrative charge. There will be no other refunds.

Multiple-day events: If you withdraw before the start of the retreat, course, or event, we will refund your fees, minus a 10% administrative charge. If you withdraw after the first retreat or teaching session, we will refund 75% of the fees. After the start of the second session there will be no refunds. You must speak directly with a member of the center staff if you wish to withdraw and receive a refund.