The pace of modern life can be exhausting. Our busy schedules combined with frequent access to digital news about suffering around the world, as well as our current political climate, are causing many people to feel overwhelmed and unsupported. This is especially true for caregivers who must attend to their own stress and also that of their patients, students, or families. The 3 Doors Compassion Project teaches caregivers practical meditation methods to maintain their motivation and recharge their energy, so they can respond to whatever arises in the moment from a natural place of presence.
With over 50% of healthcare professionals reporting symptoms of burnout, the need for self-care practices has never been greater. We teach select practices that support compassionate care and self-compassion for healthcare professionals, educators, therapists and anyone who is motivated by compassion.
“We care for the people who care for others. By teaching the practical application of 3 Doors meditation methods for everyday lives, we help these people to better serve their patients, students, and clients. Each Compassion Project participant has the potential to positively transform the lives of the hundreds of people who depend them for health, education, and wellbeing.”
Funded by a generous donor, 29 people completed the first Compassion Project 9-month program (2016-17) in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, hometown of co-founders and Compassion Project teachers Marcy Vaughn and Gabriel Rocco. A 5-week intensive class is serving 43 more people in May 2017.
With 3 Doors meditation practitioners in 19 countries across Europe, North America, and Latin America, news of the overwhelming success of The 3 Doors Compassion Project is spreading. We are excited to bring the benefits of the 9-month LIVE online program to participants around the world. Registration is now open to accept up to 60 people and then begin a waitlist. With a personalized approach of LIVE online monthly teachings, combined with twice monthly LIVE online small group sessions of up to eight people and additional support materials, this program will create a global community around compassionate action towards self and others.
A key aspect of the Compassion Project is our research program that is monitoring the effects of The 3 Doors’ meditation practices on compassion and self-compassion, mindfulness, work burnout, anxiety and depression, quality of relationships, and quality of life. In October 2017, Marcy and Gabriel will be joined by Compassion Project Principal Investigator Mike Gawrysiak, Ph.D., to present the preliminary findings at The Medicine of Mind: Healing Physical and Emotional Pain, the Science and Spirituality Conference hosted by Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche at Serenity Ridge Retreat Center in Virginia.