This program is for those who have previously practiced with John Makransky or Paul Condon and are thus familiar with the sustainable compassion trainings they teach (SCT). We discover new facets of each SCT meditation in light of the others, every time we circle back to a meditation we’ve previously learned after having done the others. In this way, each of the three modes of SCT empowers the other modes. To be seen in our deep worth and held in unconditional acceptance and love, in receptive mode, empowers us to see others in their deep worth and to hold them in love, in inclusive mode. Both those modes of meditation, in their releasing phase, help us settle into the source of that love: the infinite openness, warmth, and wisdom in the depth of our awareness, which is the deepening mode. From there, the energies of love and compassion can unfold more freely into the other two modes, and empower further practices of compassion. In this program, we will explore how this synergy of inter-related practices helps us open increasingly to the primordial goodness of our being, our buddha nature. We also explore how perspectives from modern psychology may inform and empower this process of awakening. Guided meditations, explanation of key principles, and discussion will clarify and empower our collective practice.
Participants need to have practiced with either John or Paul before, within a prior retreat, course, or meditation group.
This program is hosted on Zoom and closed captions are available. You can check the time of the group sessions in your timezone here: https://www.worldtimebuddy.com. The schedule of Zoom meetings for this program (shown in US Eastern Time) is as follows:
Friday, September 20
7:00 - 9:00 pm ET
Saturday, September 21
10:00 am - 1:00 pm ET
2:30 - 5:30 pm ET
Sunday, September 22
10:00 am - 1:00 pm ET
2:00 - 3:30 pm ET
Please note that sessions will be recorded and made available to participants within 48 hours of each session. Recordings remain available for two weeks from the program end date with the exception of one-time events, available indefinitely on our website.
Registration fees for all online programs are nonrefundable after the program start date. Cancellations prior to the program start date incur a $25 cancellation fee. Application-based and online path programs incur a $100 cancellation fee.
As we work to become a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive community, we invite feedback/suggestions you may have regarding ways that we can make participation in the program more accessible and welcoming. Please email us at email@example.com.