Sustainable Compassion

Deepen Your Capacity to Care for Yourself and Others

Brooke D. Lavelle, John Makransky

June 23-25, 2017

Friday-Sunday, 2 nights

See below for
accommodation rates.


Program Description

This weekend is for everyone who cares for others—especially within their family and community, such as aging parents, children with special needs, or neighbors and relatives requiring assistance.

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

Sustainable Compassion Training (SCT) is a successful approach that helps you tap into the power of the unconditional care within in a way that is deeply healing and sustaining for you and empowers you to be strong and compassionate for others.

In this workshop, you will learn:

  • To recognize links between effective 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—and methods for each
  • Techniques to relieve stress, avoid burnout, and become more present to others by connecting with a replenishing source within yourself
  • Tools for strengthening your compassion practices in daily life.

As a result of this empowering weekend, you will be able to offer the best of yourself in meaningful ways to the people in your life, without fatigue and burnout.

Why Attend?

  • Relax and sink into the support of a retreat focused on self-care practices that you can do at home to ensure you don’t burn out while caring for others.

  • Gain tools for sustaining your own health and vitality as you support and help others in your life, including aging parents and children with special needs.

  • Dive deeply into your inner resources to access a sustainable force of compassion for yourself and others that will buoy you during rough times.

Things to Know

  • Program Schedule

    Download a sample schedule.

  • Prerequisites

    None required.

  • Experience Level

    None required.

Program Faculty

Brooke-Lavelle-2016hs-web.300x400Brooke D. Lavelle

Brooke D. Lavelle is cofounder and president of the Courage of Care Coalition, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing Sustainable Compassion Training…


John-Makransky-2016hs-web.300x400John Makransky

John Makransky, author of the popular meditation book Awakening through Love: Unveiling Your Deepest Goodness, is associate professor of Buddhism and comparative…



Accommodations, meals, and campus activities rates, per person, for all program nights:

Pod: $280
Standard single: from $390
Standard double: from $360
Traditional: from $420
Suite: from $700

Taxes apply.

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