In this program, we will learn meditation methods for cultivating strong, stable care and compassion. These methods have been adapted from Buddhism for people in secular caring roles and professions—the Sustainable Compassion Training model (SCT). Such training is designed to help us realize a power of unconditional care from within that can be deeply healing and sustaining, allowing us to be more fully present, and empowering strong, active compassion for others that is not subject to “compassion fatigue” or burnout. SCT highlights our need to experience ourselves as objects of care and compassion in order to extend the same attitudes widely to others; our need to be seen in our unconditional worth and potential in order to see the same in others; and our need to become present to our own feelings with kindness in order to become present to others with kindness. We will also discuss possible connections between such cultivations and current research in areas of social psychology, cognitive science and neuroscience, including the neural basis of reductive concepts, and mechanisms for transformation of habitual mental patterns. Periods of practice will be integrated with lecture and discussion.