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ZL- Alive off the Cushion

Calling all Alumni! You asked for more ways to train together to help sustain and grow our community. Then you stepped up and offered to teach, share, and learn from each other.

Our monthly, online 90-minute gatherings are facilitated by long-time IZL community members: Jo Preston, Dennis Tirman, and Cindy Haq.

Up Next:

Join us for Compassionomics with Maureen Murphy

April 21st from 11 am – 12:30 pm CT

The lack of compassion in our world is at an all-time high. What can we do as individuals to bring this crucial tool back to being a core value that is readily accessible in our interactions? Authors and researchers Stephen Trzeciak and Anthony Mazzarelli share their findings from their studies of compassion in their work titled, Compassionomics, The Revolutionary Scientific Evidence That Caring Makes a Difference.


Join us to learn about how to apply Compassionomics and practice moving from Controlling to Connecting through a meditation focusing on the nature of connectedness.

About the Presenter

Maureen Murphy is a family medicine physician in south central Wisconsin and is Vice President of Medical Affairs at SSM Health St. Clare Hospital in Baraboo. Her passion for optimizing the patient experience led to her being named as the Wisconsin regional sponsor for this work two years in a row. She has appreciated her IZL training and community that keeps her connected to like-minded colleagues.

What to Expect:

  • Welcome, tea, and brief Zazen
  • Introductions and check in
  • A teaching on an IZL topic, with innovations, embodiment practices and seed questions for breakout discussions likely
  • Partner or small group discussions
  • “Pass the rock,” circle practice or group discussion
  • Coming attractions and close

Mark your calendars for this lively series from 11 am – 12:30 pm CT:

  • December 17, 2023 – Mary Michaud: “Integrating deep nature connection into Zen practice” (completed)
  • January 17th – Cindy Haq: “Awakening Awe” (completed)
  • February 18th – Kate Watters: “Separate and Together” (completed)
  • March 20th – Jen Ayres: “Becoming The Other To Turn Conflict Into True Collaboration” (completed)
  • April 21st – Maureen Murphy: “Compassionomics”
  • June 16th
  • October 16th
  • November 17th
  • December 18th

Register for this free series by filling in your name and email below.

If you are able to make a modest one-time or recurring donation (our system accepts as little as $3) to help support this series, click here and you can register and add your support all in one step.

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