Resilience:
Caring for Self, Caring for Others

October 27 - 29th

Mount Madonna Center, Santa Cruz County, CA

1/2 Wellness Retreat + 1/2 Professional Programming

Compassion 2.0 is a premiere 2-night, 2.5-day conference providing an opportunity for attendees to center, reset, and learn techniques for personal resilience while also learning to hold compassionate space for others.

Participation is limited to just 40 people.

Compassion 2.0 has gathered a roster of renowned speakers, not just your usual talking heads, but the people who are at the forefront of compassion research, practice, and implementation in corporate environments.

You’ll also connect with other people just like yourself, who are not only curious about the role of compassion in their own lives but also hold a genuine desire to spread compassion to their communities and places of work.

Learn from Practitioners who have built curricula or implemented programs at the following organizations:

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Resilience: Caring for Self @ Mount Madonna Center

In this thoughtfully designed event, you’ll enjoy the beautiful grounds of the Mt. Madonna Center, meals with the MMC community, lodging, wellbeing treatments, connect with luminaries in the field, learn practical and tactical methods of scaling compassion that you can immediately apply, and join a network of other compassionate leaders that will build community long after the event is over.

A portion of tuition supports scholarships for historically underrepresented attendees and supports the stewardship of the native lands where Mt. Madonna Center is located. Compassion 2.0 is a registered Delaware Benifit Corp. Check with your employer about tuition reimbursement or continuing education credits for attendance.

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Programming Overview

We will start our time together focusing on self-care in and out of the work environment with presentations by Lori Schwanbeck & Nicholas Whitaker. In the evening, Derek Lundsten, Nicholas Whitaker, and Carson Kelly will lead discussions on caring for others.

On Friday, Lakiba Pittman is our guide on Reframing Other. We will have small group discussions exploring our relationship with ourselves and others. In the afternoon we will discuss Structures of Compassion with Jared and Ann Seide. Our evening panel will focus on Implementing care for Others at work.

We will bring care of self and others together on Saturday and discuss Organization Compassion with Monica Worline.

Carson D. Kelly - Founder/Host

Carson D. Kelly - Founder/Host

Carson has worked in a variety of capacities over the past 30 years at the intersection of business and spiritual inquiry. He is now focused on scaling compassion, using a combination of technology and practice, organizational development, and media. He is the co-founder and CEO of www.humanize.com

Nicholas Whitaker - Emcee

Nicholas Whitaker - Emcee

Nicholas supports learning and development programs at Google, and is a key Lead for gPause, Google's mindfulness meditation program, reaching a quickly growing community of 5000+ mindfulness facilitators and practitioners with daily meditations, guest speakers and special programs.

Caring for Self

Lori Schwanbeck - Thursday, 10/27 Session 1 <p>Focus on Self-Care in and out of the work environment</p>

Lori Schwanbeck - Thursday, 10/27 Session 1

Focus on Self-Care in and out of the work environment

Lori is an internationally recognized emotional intelligence and mindfulness teacher known for her compassion and enthusiasm in supporting people to thrive. She has worked with SIYLI, LinkedIn, the Kingdom of Bhutan, and many other organizations.

Lori Schwanbeck - Thursday, 10/27 Session 2 <p>Resourcing Yourself in a Turbulent World</p>

Lori Schwanbeck - Thursday, 10/27 Session 2

Resourcing Yourself in a Turbulent World

Margaret Cullen - Thursday, 10/27 Session 3<p>Equanimity, the quiet virtue</p>

Margaret Cullen - Thursday, 10/27 Session 3

Equanimity, the quiet virtue

Margaret Cullen is a licensed psychotherapist and was one of the first ten people to become a Certified MBSR teacher. For over 30 years, she has pioneered secular contemplative programs for a wide variety of populations including physicians, nurses, HIV positive men, cancer patients, overweight women, military spouses, college students, clinicians and educators.

Caring for Other

Derek Lundsten - Thursday, 10/27 - Session 4<p>Communities of Care in a secular world</p>

Derek Lundsten - Thursday, 10/27 - Session 4

Communities of Care in a secular world

To use business as a force for good, Derek Lundsten leads LifeGuides, as a transformative platform for conscious leaders and values-driven cultures which was guided and inspired by its powerful destiny to help people minimize their struggles and ultimately thrive in their everyday lives through empathetic and compassionate human connection.

Lakiba Pittman - Friday, 10/28 - Session 5<p>The Myth of the Other</p>

Lakiba Pittman - Friday, 10/28 - Session 5

The Myth of the Other

Lakiba Pittman is a college professor, a compassion ambassador and mindfulness educator, and a diversity and inclusion thought leader. She is also a creative artist and poet. Lakiba is a Senior Instructor for Compassion Cultivation Training workshops designed at Stanford’s Center for Compassion & Altruism, Research & Education, and the Compassion Institute, and a Trained Instructor for Mindful Self Compassion, Mind Body Stress Reduction (MBSR), Mind-Body Medicine, and Healing Together.

Ann Seide - Friday, 10/28 - Session 6<p>Council as a Structure of Compassion</p>

Ann Seide - Friday, 10/28 - Session 6

Council as a Structure of Compassion

Dr. Ann Seide is a Medical doctor with 25 years of experience working as a hospitalist and palliative care physician, currently at Los Robles Hospital. She is also an Integrative Medicine Doctor, Zen Buddhist, trained Council practitioner and Navy veteran.

Jared Seide - Friday, 10/28 - Session 6<p>Council as a Structure of Compassion</p>

Jared Seide - Friday, 10/28 - Session 6

Council as a Structure of Compassion

Jared Seide is the Executive Director of Center for Council, a nonprofit organization that trains practitioners in using Council to promote wellness and resiliency and advance social and restorative justice.

Bringing Care for Self and Other to the workplace

Miroo Kim - Friday, 10/28 - Session 7 <p>Evening Panel: Practice in action at work</p>

Miroo Kim - Friday, 10/28 - Session 7

Evening Panel: Practice in action at work

Miroo is an Internal Mindfulness Community Leader & Trainer for Facebook. She is passionate about what technology can do to empower people and about the power of human minds in terms of how it could empower people in an organization to be whole as humans and achieve the organizational goals together sustainably.

Ruchika Sikri - Friday, 10/28 - Session 7 <p>Evening Panel: Practice in action at work</p>

Ruchika Sikri - Friday, 10/28 - Session 7

Evening Panel: Practice in action at work

Ruchika equipped & empowered Googlers to live fully and perform sustainably through Mindfulness-based, neuroscience backed, Emotional Intelligence programs created at Google. She cultivated and scaled a powerful community of 100's of passionate volunteers across the globe within the company who bring mindfulness and compassion learning and practice to 100K+ employees globally.

Kathy Trellis - Friday, 10/28 - Session 7 <p>Evening Panel: Practice in action at work</p>

Kathy Trellis - Friday, 10/28 - Session 7

Evening Panel: Practice in action at work

As Senior Vice President, Customer Excellence at The Coca-Cola Company Katherine Twells currently leads a multi-million dollar business cultivating innovation and mutual growth for Coca-Cola’s largest strategic customer partners. In 2021 she launched The Coca-Cola Compassion Lab as a way to promote emotional agility and mental well-being in the workplace. She hosts The Compassion Lab Podcast to explore the power of conscious leadership and the interconnectivity of all things.

Monica Worline - Saturday, 10/29 <br>Leading research into compassion in organizations

Monica Worline - Saturday, 10/29
Leading research into compassion in organizations

Monica C. Worline, PhD, is CEO of EnlivenWork. She is a research scientist at Stanford University's Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education and Executive Director of CompassionLab.

For a full schedule, including the Self-Care practices offered at Mount Madonna, go to the Schedule page.

Your ticket price includes:

  • Two nights lodging

    Private room or cabin at Mount Madonna Center.

  • Two and a half days of content

    From people who are at the forefront of compassion research, practice and implementation in corporate environments.

  • Opportunities to connect with other professionals

    Who are not only curious about the role of compassion in their own lives, but also hold a genuine desire to spread compassion to their communities and places of work.

  • Healthy, vegetarian meals

    Fresh, high quality ingredients, incorporating organic and local products whenever possible, in lovingly prepared menu.

  • A visit to the Spa

    Enjoy a massage, Ayurvedic treatment or Ayurvedic Consultation at no additional cost.

  • Yoga classes

    Mount Madonna Center offers yoga classes. Learn about the breath, one-pointed concentration, and physical body movement.

  • Arati fire ceremony

    The Temple at MMC offers morning and evening fire ceremonies in honor of the Hindu symbol of service to others, Hanuman and the remover of obstacles, Ganesh.

  • Hiking trails

    Through the redwood forest and breath-taking views of the Monterey Bay.

  • Books to take home

    You will receive copies of several books from our presenters.

To learn more and register for the event, visit the Register page. This event is limited to 40 people.

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Compassion 2.0 is primarily sponsored by Benevolently, a technology platform for acts of altruism, used by enterprises, and community organizations.

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