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Sustainable Compassion Training

Contributed by Colette Matisco on 04/25/19 

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Roundtable Discussion
Open to faculty only.
Friday, April 26, 4:00 – 4:45pm

Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett

Public Talk: Sustainable Compassion
Led by DR. JOHN MAKRANSKY, Boston College
Co-Founder, Foundation for Active Compassion & Courage of Care Coalition.
Friday, April 26, 5:00 – 6:30pm
Textor 101

Open to IC students, faculty, staff and to the public. No registration is required.

Led by DR. JOHN MAKRANSKY, Boston College
Co-Founder, Foundation for Active Compassion & Courage of Care Coalition.
Saturday, April 27, 10:00 – 1:00pm
Muller Chapel, Ithaca College

Registration limited to 70 people (IC faculty, staff, students and also open to the public). The workshop is FREE (registration is required). Click here to register.

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.

Organizer: Mindfulness and Wellness Initiative Working Group (Ithaca College)

Contact person: Prof. Kati Lustyik (Dept. of Media Arts, Sciences, and Studies)

Sponsors: Center for Faculty Excellence, The Provost Office, Department of Media, Arts, Sciences and Studies, Park School of Communications, and Office
of Religious & Spiritual Life.

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Colette Matisco at or (607) 274-3734. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.

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