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Introduction to Compassion Cultivation

  • Nama-Stay 111 Juniper Lane Springdale, UT 84767 USA (map)

How is compassion similar and different to empathy?

Based on Stanford School of Medicine’s CCARE’s Compassion Cultivation Training program (co-founded by HH 14th Dalai Lama), Lisa will give an engaging introduction to this work, including the all-too-easily forgotten aspects of self-compassion. Come learn more about how and why we care. 

Suggested Donation: $15 at the door
All welcomed - no one turned away

CCARE –  The Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education for more info:


Lisa Benham, M.S., Buddhist eco-chaplain, is thrilled to have relocated this autumn to stunning Zion Canyon and Springdale, UT, from her lifetime home in the San Francisco Bay Area. She recently completed her graduate work in Environmental Studies, conducting her thesis research on the outcomes of the Insight Garden Program within San Quentin State Prison, then continued to work there with IGP. She was also invited to co-author an inventive and successful proposal to work as an eco-chaplain inside the Santa Clara County Jail, where she combined environmental education and engagement with mindfulness training.

Lisa completed CCARE’s Compassion Cultivation Training (CCT) program at Stanford with Robert Cusick, and has brought this work into her prison and jail instruction to great reception. She looks forward to doing further training with CCARE, and is also a part of Animas Valley Institute’s inaugural Wild Mind Training Program for human development professionals, with Bill Plotkin, PhD. She is also a visual artist and musician and is gleeful in incorporating these many rich self-healing approaches to her environmental and creative work here in and around Zion Canyon.