The medicine most essential to healing and freedom is compassion—caring for ourselves and all beings. While compassion arises naturally, the flowering of full, mature compassion—Radical Compassion—requires training.
Join psychologist and meditation teacher Tara Brach to learn an applied meditation for cultivating mindfulness-based compassion known as RAIN (recognize-allow-investigate-nurture). Beginning with our inner life, we widen the circles of compassion through a sequence of short talks, guided meditations, and interpersonal meditations and reflections. We also make time for questions and sharing.
In a safe and respectful space, we practice bringing the RAIN meditation to places we feel emotionally stuck. We begin to discover how radical compassion can help reduce self-judgment and blame, release limiting fears and beliefs, and reconnect us with our natural wisdom, creativity, and kindness.
On a global level, radical compassion frees us from unconscious bias and the pain of separation, allowing us to serve the healing of our society and our living earth.
Faculty recommends you read the following book in preparation for the course:
- Radical Compassion: Learning to Love Yourself and Your World with the Practice of RAIN by Tara Brach
Please note there is a special schedule for this course:
|4:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.||Check In (Rooms available after 5:00 p.m.)|
|7:30 p.m.–7:50 p.m.||Welcome & Orientation|
|8:00 p.m.–9:30 p.m.||Workshop|
|9:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.||Workshop|
|2:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m.||Workshop|
|7:30 p.m.–9:00 p.m.||Workshop|
|1:00 p.m.||Check Out|
The above schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the faculty.
Dining Hall Hours (Meals begin with dinner on arrival day and end with lunch on departure day.):
Breakfast: 7:00 a.m.–8:45 a.m.
Lunch: Noon–2:00 p.m.
Dinner: 6:00 p.m.–7:15 p.m.
Daily Open Classes in meditation, yoga, tai chi, or movement (subject to availability):
7:00–8:00 a.m., 12:15–1:00 p.m., 5:30–6:15 p.m., 5:30–6:30 p.m.
This workshop is by application only. Please submit your materials according to the directions on this page.
Tuition covers your workshop costs and time spent in class with the faculty. Please see Stay With Us below for accommodation choices—which include meals and other amenities for those who wish to stay with us. Or see Commute for those who will not be staying on campus overnight
Stay With Us
Accommodations cover your room, all meals, and use of amenities and facilities—which includes optional classes, evening performances, sampler classes (during the week), the lake, walking trails, parking, and all other guest services.
A list of local hotels and inns is available for those who wish to stay off-campus and commute (see Commute).
2 nights commuter fee
The commuter fee includes the full benefits of our unique Accommodations & Meals Package, excluding the cost of accommodations. A list of local Local Hotels and Inns is available.
See our Cancellation Policy.
Certificate of Attendance : $25
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