June 23-25, 2017

1440 Multiversity

Scotts Valley, CA

About the Workshop

It is in our nature to want to offer care and compassionate support to those we care about, yet oftentimes it can deplete us. How do we ensure our own self-care while being able to care for and nurture others in our lives?

Sustainable Compassion Training (SCT) is designed to support everyone who cares for others—within their family, community, and working life. Whether you support people in your life with special needs, such as children or aging parents, or clients and patients who rely on you, you can tap into the power of unconditional care within in a way that is deeply healing for you, while it empowers you to offer compassion to others.

In this workshop, you will learn:

  • The relationship between self-care and the ability to offer care sustainably to others
  • The importance of the interrelated modes of care: receiving care, self-care, and extending care
  • Methods for reducing stress, cultivating resilience, and becoming present to others
  • How to connect to a replenishing source of care within, and extend care to others from there
  • Tools for strengthening your compassion practices in daily life.

During this powerful weekend, you will dive into the practice and experience of sustainable compassionate care to be able to give strong care to others in meaningful ways while enhancing your well-being rather than moving toward burnout.



JohnMakransky_headshotJohn Makransky, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Buddhism and Comparative Theology at Boston College, co-founder of the Foundation for Active Compassion and of the Courage of Care Coalition, and author of the popular meditation manual Awakening through Love. For the past fifteen years, he has taught ways to cultivate sustainable care and compassion, adapted from Buddhism in newly accessible ways, to teachers, healthcare givers, social workers, psychotherapists, and those who work with prisoners, the hungry, and the dying.



BDLBrooke D. Lavelle, Ph.D. is the Co-Founder and President of the Courage of Care Coalition. She is also Senior Education Consultant to Mind & Life’s Ethics, Education, and Human Development Initiative and a co-developer of the Call to Care program for teachers and students. Brooke has developed and led compassion- and mindfulness-based programs in various education and health care settings.


Friday, June 23 7pm-9pm

Saturday, June 24 9am-5:00pm

Sunday, June 25 9am-5:00pm



1440 Multiversity

800 Bethany Drive

Scotts Valley, CA 95066


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