Drop-in Session: Cultivating Self-Compassion through Metta Practice

Sasha Duttchoudhury

About this Event

Extending loving-kindness to others is often easier than extending it inward toward ourselves. This session will include a guided Metta meditation, a discussion of the barriers to self-compassion, and an opportunity to write your own mantra for self-compassion.


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About the Presenter

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Sasha Duttchoudhury

Sasha Duttchoudhury (they/them) graduated from the University of Washington in 2013 with a BA in English. Since then, Sasha has been published in “T.I.P.S. to Study Abroad: Simple Letter for Complex Engagement” (2014) and “Moving Truth(s)” (2015), an anthology project they co-edited. Sasha has also been a South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT) Young Leaders Institute Fellow (2014) and a Voices of Our Nation’s Arts (VONA) Fellow (2016). Sasha has presented at a number of conferences, including the “National South Asian Summit” (2015), the “National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance” National Conference (2015), and “Creating Change” (2016). Currently, Sasha is a graduate student at the University of Washington School of Social Work and is focused on Clinical Practice through an internship with MEND Seattle. Additionally, Sasha is the Graduate Student Assistant with the UW Resilience Lab and is on the board of Sankofa Impact. While at the UW, Sasha completed CCFW’s Be REAL Facilitator Training Program.