Classes + Offerings

The Compassionate Witness, crafting kindness from within: A day-long meditation retreat with Laura Zuspan

In a culture that rewards success through external markers like what we have accumulated rather than an internal landscape of loving awareness it can be challenging to find peace, joy and loving-kindness in our perception of ourselves. We live in a culture where many of us are caught in what feels like a never ending cycle of judgment leading to fatigue and burn-out. We can end up grasping to our inadequacy rather than our inherent connection to belonging, to love and to kindness. In this day-long loving-kindness retreat we will look into developing practices of self-compassion, love and kindness to open our luminous hearts to meet ourselves like we would a dear friend and extend that kindness out into our families, careers and communities.

Class is forming! Online via Zoom

Sunday October 30th, 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. PST




What is Dana? Dana is a Pali word in the Buddhist tradition that means "giving from the heart" as these teachings have immeasurable value and are available to all, Dana sustains the teacher and the ability for the teacher to conintue to serve the community. 

These courses are offered within the tradition of Dana with a suggested Dana. You can purchase a class or send a donation of your choosing to my Venmo: @laura-zuspan or to my PayPal:

Laura Zuspan is the facilitator of this group and is a teacher in training through the MMTCP program taught by Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach whom have worked within the Thai Forest Buddhist tradition. This class will in part take place on unceded Ohlone land, otherwise known as Oakland, CA