Compassion as a Way of Life Workshop at La Casa de Maria


You may wish to attend a wonderful workshop coming up at La Casa de Maria Sept. 27-29th, facilitated by a very special couple who walk their talk. Here is the description provided as well as the link for registration:

Compassion as a Way of Life: Becoming the Bodhisattvas that We Already Are with Radhule Weininger and Michael Kearney


If we feel called to compassion as a way of life, we need guides. The Bodhisattva is the Buddhist figure of the care-giver, – the one who dedicates him or her self again and again for the wellbeing of others. For the Bodhisattva, his or her greatest yearning is the happiness, wellness and freedom of others. Their loving and compassionate action is effortless, natural and self-sustaining.

We are all care-givers. We all care for our loved ones, neighbors, clients and the world. We may feel overwhelmed when we hear of the Bodhisattva in this way, especially when we realize that this is a far cry from how we are living. We may also notice a reluctance to get involved, or a tendency to get over-involved, or feel depleted by what we are already doing. However, the world is yearning for us to care.

You already hold the Bodhisattva nature, within you, and on this retreat you will uncover this treasure within. You will find a gentle way to see the impediments that hold you back from realizing your potential. You will learn ways to reconnect ~ through mindfulness and compassion meditation; nature-based practices; the Cultivating Emotional Balance Process; and one model to move you into compassionate action: Joanna Macy’s Work that Reconnects.

Michael Kearney and Radhule Weininger will co-lead the retreat. Michael is a physician in end-of-life care. He is the author of Mortally Wounded and A Place of Healing. Radhule practices psychotherapy and teaches mindfulness meditation. She has studied Mindfulness Meditation with Jack Kornfield through Spirit Rock Buddhist Center and with Alan Wallace. Together they have written articles on caregiver self-care.

Residential rate of $375, includes 2 nights lodging in shared room, meals and tuition.Single supplement $75. Limited partial scholarships are available, application required.

Commuter rate $275. Includes meals and tuition.

September 27 -29

Friday, 7:30 pm to Sunday, 1 pm

Residential Fee: $375.00 Commuter Fee: $275.00


Programs La Casa de Maria 800 El Bosque Road Santa Barbara CA 93108 (805) 969-5031

Address: Programs La Casa de Maria 800 El Bosque Road Santa Barbara, CA 93108 USA Map and Directions–conferences.html

Trackback this Post | Feed on comments to this Post

Leave your Comment