TRAINING A MILLION COMPASSIONATE PEOPLE (Part One Immersion)
This 6-week immersion runs from July 1st - Aug 5th. Our live calls take place on Saturdays from 9-10:30am PT. Choose your sliding scale fee from the dropdown menu below.
“I was SEEN, and walked away with tools to help myself. I understand my emotions more clearly than I ever have. I feel more at peace with myself & others. I feel more hopeful and more willing to hope. This program is extraordinary.” ~ Amanda J.
You have an easy time finding compassion for others but not for yourself.
You are "too compassionate" and lack healthy boundaries.
You feel emotionally exhausted or are experiencing severe compassion fatigue.
The current social and political environment has put a lot of fear and bitterness in your heart.
You feel closed off and want to reconnect with your heart and your more loving nature.
You have a tendency to be reactionary and defensive, passing judgment quickly and focusing on negativity.
You have tenuous personal and professional relationships, and want a healthier way to be with people you find difficult.
You want to understand the difference between holding yourself accountable, and beating yourself up.
You are looking for a path that transcends the division we see today.
You feel alone in your desire for a more caring and compassionate world. (FYI: there are lots of others like you and they will be in this course with you.)
We meet on a weekly conference call on Saturdays, from 9 - 10:30am PT, for 6 weeks starting July 1st, 2023. Our calls are recorded so you can listen back to them anytime throughout your 9-month course enrollment. If your time zone or schedule doesn't allow you to attend the live calls, you can still participate fully by listening to the call recordings, doing the weekly practices given, and joining in the conversation in the online community portal.
On each call, you’ll receive a substantial new teaching that walks you step by step, in just the right order, towards a life of greater compassion and ease. You’ll also receive journaling prompts, meditations, and real-world exercises to work with between calls, to ensure these teachings are integrated into your lived experience, and not just held intellectually.
Like all of my courses, this course is rich with poetry, stories, and the kind of language that will reach you in places deeper than the rational mind, for more lasting understanding and change. It is not a passive or conceptual spiritual course. It will inspire and empower you to live differently.
Through our private community portal, you may connect with your fellow classmates to discuss the challenges and successes you’re experiencing around the cultivation of compassion. This supportive community will help you see just how common our struggles are, and allow you to crowdsource solutions to complex interpersonal dilemmas.
Many of us don't understand how complex and dynamic compassion can be. This course will help you see that compassion can be offered as a firm and loving "no", as much as it can be offered as a "yes", because compassion is ultimately interested in reducing suffering and the things that cause suffering. This course will help you understand the many different forms of expression that compassion can take, and make it clear to you that enabling a person's hurtful or harmful behavior (including towards you) is not actually compassionate because it increases suffering. This course will help you see boundary setting in an empowering new way.
In this course, we're really focused on results: the reduction of suffering and the healing of ourselves and the world. While there are times that our judgments, frustrations, and resentments may be perfectly understandable, the actions we take (or don't take) from those states of being unfortunately only make problems worse. They don't create a path or possibility for healing and tranformation. They also feel terrible in our own bodies. Inside the course, I'll give you lots of examples of how compassion has transformed even the most entrenched conflicts. And I'll help you get clear on the different forms of expression that compassion can take, including healthy anger, in service of its unwavering commitment to reducing suffering and the causes of suffering.
I really sympathize with this feeling. What I think is important to understand is that it's really our current way of responding to difficulties (as well as our misunderstanding of what compassion is and how it's supposed to look), that are causing the exhaustion. When applied skillfully, compassion is easeful. Sometimes it's more difficult in the immediate term, especially as we're learning. But in the long term, it's a much much easier way to live. This course will give you the skills and insights to be more easeful with your compassion. It will also give you a clear roadmap to follow for compassion when it's difficult, so that you're not always sacrificing yourself or depleting yourself. Stable and authentic compassion must always start with ourselves, and we must first learn to love ourselves enough to allow for that.
Our live calls take place on Saturday mornings, from 9-10:30am PST.
It's perfectly fine if you miss a call or two. Our calls are recorded so you can always listen back to them later.
You'll have access to the call recordings and other course materials for 9 months from the course start date.
This program has been meticulously crafted to give you a life-changing experience. But if you enroll and find that it's not for you, simply email us and we'll refund you in full up to 10 days into the course, no questions asked. We want you to feel confident that there's absolutely no risk in joining this program. Only a path to ease, happiness, and wisdom.