June 4, 2023 10:00am

Jill Satterfield | A Body of Kindness: Generating Compassion Somatically

Jill Satterfield



Sunday, June 4th, 2023

10am-4pm ET

$120 | In-Person at Tibet House US

Loving-kindness and compassion can be generated from the mind and heart; they can also be invited and sustained in the body. The body is where we sense, feel, and know emotions.

Love, kindness, generosity, and joy are created and held within space and softness. Spaciousness and expansiveness in the body are cultivated and can become an embodied state easily called into the experience. By attending to the subtle and bodily sense of compassion, it can be conditioned to be abided in more often than not.


During this workshop, we’ll practice mindfulness, meditation, visualization, breathing, and lying down in restorative postures to invite, feel and experience practical ways to make somatic room for the heart to expand and be readily receptive to compassion, kindness, and joy.

A sample of what we’ll be exploring in the workshop.

  • Mindfulness of breath concentrated in the skull and pelvic floor diaphragms.
  • The central channel and its benefits for mental, physical, and emotional well-being.
  • The attributes and physiological effects of imagination.
  • Interoception/inner awareness and the psychological and emotional benefits of being embodied.


Jill Satterfield is a Dharma, meditation and mindfulness teacher who teaches internationally and for many years has led workshops and trainings at Tibet House. Her integration of embodied mindfulness includes somatic and Buddhist psychology and yogic practices. Jill created Applied Embodied Mindfulness Trainings at UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center, was a founding faculty member of Spirit Rock Meditation Center’s Mindful Yoga and Meditation Teacher Training and is currently a mentor for Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach’s Mindfulness Teacher Training (MMTCP). Her non-profit organization School for Compassionate Action brought mindfulness and somatic practices to at-risk and in-need adults and children in NYC. Jill was scholar and teacher in residence at the Kripalu Center, was first to integrate mindful movement into meditation retreats at the Spirit Rock Meditation Center in California, and the Insight Meditation Society in Massachusetts. She led body-based practices on retreats with Mingyur and Tsoknyi Rinpoche amongst others. Jill trained as a Buddhist Chaplain at the Sati Center for Buddhist Studies in Redwood City, CA. www.jillsatterfield.org  

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