The Compassion Circle 

COVID-19 Community Action 2021

for Nepal, India & Sri Lanka  

bringing mindfulness to the moment


You can find out more by joining our free scheduled Zoom gatherings in mindfulness, meditation and mindful movement

Providing a mindful community so you can tap into connection and make some space for rest and healing, wherever you are.

Welcome Friends and Family to the Compassion Circle,
With the challenges that COVID-19 continues to throw at us, it is understandable to be left feeling helpless, anxious and saddened by the suffering and grief, especially during this third wave in India, Sri Lanka and Nepal.
There are many community and corporate groups that are stepping up and providing a range of products and services to help people most in need. But there are also many of us, with skills and capabilities, that want to help with mindful action.
So, a group of us have volunteered to start the "Compassion Circle" - an online community gathering that offers some simple but powerful practices of Mindfulness, Meditation and Mindful Movement. We hope that wherever you are, you can tap into connection and make some space for rest and healing. Our intention is to sit together (virtually) and make ourselves present to the moment, for overactive minds to settle and to enjoy some much needed recharge and relief.
We are offering access to this Circle for friends and family of people in India, Sri Lanka and Nepal, based wherever in the world, to join us and experience the compassionate connection of these get-togethers. 
If you are currently in the middle of a lockdown, isolated from family and friends, remember you are not alone. We are all in this together.
We look forward to sharing.   


"Not all of us can do great things. But we can all do small things with great love"

CALENDAR OF EVENTS
We are kicking off these sessions from early June 2021 and our calendar of events for the next few weeks is as follows. The Zoom links will be available when you send us an email of request to join the Compassion Circle. Any changes to schedule will be updated on this webpage. All sessions are free and there is no obligation to continue if you don't find these beneficial to you.

If you have never used Zoom before, please head to https://zoom.us/ and sign up for free and download the app. 

MINDFULNESS LEARNING PROGRAM

Sandeep Chitale
Senior VP, VIS Global Pty  Business Consultant, Palliative Care Volunteer and Mindfulness Champion

will offer weekly programs teaching Mindfulness on Zoom:
Thursday’s 

7.30pm Australian time

3.00pm India / Sri Lanka 
3.15pm Nepal (from June 16th)

Sandeep will draw on his Mindfulness training at SIYLI (Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute) to share practices that will help build resilience, well-being and increased self awareness so that we have the necessary tools to deal with the challenges we face. Mindfulness helps build our empathy and compassion, so we can support our near and dear ones but more importantly also take appropriate self care. This session will run between 45 min to 60 mins with a combination of theory and practice and some time for group sharing.

Join Sandeep weekly on Zoom Meeting

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85899634734?pwd=ZzFrWkxtVmw0VzJxYmp0N2lSQnRhUT09

Meeting ID: 858 9963 4734
Passcode: 223538

MINDFUL MOVEMENT SESSIONS 

Mandy Hogan
Hogan Health Consulting, Women's Health Physiotherapist, Tai Chi for Health Instructor & Mindfulness Educator

will offer weekly guided movement sessions on Zoom:
Friday’s 

1pm Australian time

8.30am India / Sri Lanka 
8.45am Nepal (from June 18th)

Mandy will guide this 40 minute session of flowing mindful movement practices of Tai Chi and Qigong. It is a gentle form of mindful exercise that integrates body and mind by creating breath awareness, movement meditation, and internal energy flow. No experience or equipment is necessary and this can be performed seated or standing.  

Join Mandy weekly on Zoom Meeting
(copy this link into Zoom App)
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82551510948?pwd=UkdtclJXR3FXRkNoVVdvMnhKR3BqZz09

Meeting ID: 825 5151 0948

Passcode: 925056


MINDFULNESS MEDITATION SESSIONS

Sonia Kaushik
Tutor for Medical students at the University of Melbourne and Monash University, member of Board of Directors for the Charity PRASAD Australia

will offer weekly guided meditation sessions on Zoom: 
Tuesday’s 

8.30pm Australian time

4.00pm India / Sri Lanka 
4.15pm Nepal (from July 1st)

Sonia will use her own long-standing meditation experience, combined with recognised practices, to guide sessions which calm the breath, calm the body and calm the mind. This session will run 20-30 mins for meditation practice and allows some time for group sharing.

Join Sonia  weekly on Zoom Meeting
from July 6th

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85740769213?pwd=NWxmT0x3WDFLcGo3TXFDSWJyZXY2Zz09

Meeting ID: 857 4076 9213
Passcode: 124437

GUIDED MEDITATION 

Geetha Vishwanathan
Geetha is a Counsellor, Psychotherapist, past life Regression Therapist and Sound Healer

will offer weekly guided meditation sessions on Zoom: 
Sunday’s 

11.00pm Australian time

6.30pm India / Sri Lanka 
6.45pm Nepal (ongoing)

Geetha is a meditation teacher who has learnt from Isha and Himalayan Tradition. She is now offering a session of Healing Self and Others, incorporating light breathing exercises and relaxation regularly to help people handle stress in these turbulent times.

Join Geetha weekly on Google Meeting

To join the video meeting, click this link: https://meet.google.com/goi-wiqk-zep

To join by phone instead, dial (AU) +61 3 8594 9974 and enter this PIN: 541 867 695#

Connect with Compassion

is a health and education not-for-profit project supporting
education & empowerment of marginalised women in developing countries.

Make the Connection

You can find out more on our Facebook page, and in our Connect with Compassion blog.

We’d love to hear from you

Got a question? Want to organise an event? Want to find out how to get involved? Looking to donate? Curious to find out more?

Reach out and get in touch.



Contact Liz to discuss your interest in providing donations or resources to support charitable organisations that sponsor the education of marginalised women in developing countries

  liz@connectwithcompassion.com.au



Contact Mandy if you wish to learn more about Mindfulness programs and Compassion practice for the wearing of the white scarf

  amanda@hoganhealth.com.au