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Join Compassion and Meditation Teachers Aly Waibel and James Wood for a monthly drop-in session to explore compassion and meditation in community.

Where: First Presbyterian Church of Bend | Center for Wellbeing
When: First Wednesdays of the month at 4pm, starting March 1, 2023

Sessions may include

  • Guided contemplative practices to improve awareness and cultivate compassion
  • Group discussion to share learning experiences
  • Exploration of spirituality, philosophy and resilience


Instructor bios:

Aly Waibel, PhD is the founder and director of the Bend-based nonprofit Compassion Education Alliance. She is a Senior Certified Teacher of the Compassion Cultivation Training program designed at Stanford Medical School and began teaching in 2013. She has served in nonprofit leadership roles since 2015 and is currently Associate Executive Director for Professional Training and Operations at the Center for Mindful Self Compassion.

James Wood is a teacher of consciousness who works with small groups and individuals interested in spiritual growth and awakening. He has combined his insight into awakening and conscious living to express an integrated vehicle for others to use as a means of growth in consciousness. James teaches meditation and transformative movement practices and is the author of Ten Paths to Freedom: Awakening Made Simple.

James and Aly are married and have lived in Bend since 2015.

Scheduled Dates

Wed, Mar 1, 2023 at 4:00pm
Wed, Apr 5, 2023 at 4:00pm
Wed, May 3, 2023 at 4:00pm
Wed, Jun 7, 2023 at 4:00pm
Wed, Jul 5, 2023 at 4:00pm