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Sustainable Compassion: Public Talk and Workshop

April 26, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - April 27, 2019 @ 1:00 pm

Sustainable Compassion: Public Talk and Workshop

Teacher(s): Lama John Makransky

Public Talk: Friday, April 26, 5:00 – 6:30 pm, at Textor Hall 101, Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY 14850
Workshop: Saturday, April 27, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm, at Muller Chapel, Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY 14850

Sustainable Compassion Training (SCT) adapts a pattern of contemplative practice seen across faith traditions into a secular and inter-religious form aligned with areas of social psychology and neuroscience. SCT helps individuals cultivate a more inclusive and replenishing power of care and compassion for themselves and others that is less susceptible to bias, empathic distress, and burnout.

John Makransky is Associate Professor of Buddhism and Comparative Theology at Boston College and Senior Academic Advisor for Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche’s Centre for Buddhist Studies in Kathmandu University, Nepal. Dr. Makransky developed the SCT model, which was incorporated into an international education initiative that was launched by the Mind and Life Institute in 2014 and continues under the Courage of Care Coalition.

For the past 15 years, he has taught ways to cultivate more inclusive and sustainable compassion to educators, healthcare and mental health providers, social workers, hospice volunteers, clergy, and those who work with prisoners, at-risk youth, the hungry, and the dying. Dr. Makransky has taught contemplative workshops at numerous institutions, and he is also former president of the Society of Buddhist-Christian Studies.

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Start: April 26, 2019 @ 5:00 pm End: April 27, 2019 @ 1:00 pm


Ithaca College
Textor Hall
Ithaca, NY 14850 United States