$50 – $420

The Path of Love: Loving-Kindness and Compassion Retreat w/ CE Units

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Mount Calvary Monastery & Retreat House

505 East Los Olivos Street

Santa Barbara, CA 93105

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The ancient Buddhist teaching of Metta (translated as loving-kindness) meditation is a training in discovering and harnessing the power of love. In this weekend retreat, you will discover how to awaken and expand the quality of love in yourself so you can heal the relationship with yourself and with those around you. Through the practices of mindful and loving awareness, self-compassion, self-forgiveness, and gratitude, you will learn how to transform habits of self-limitation into making friends with yourself. Doing so will allow you to feel grounded and strong even in these uncertain times. When you set yourself free at last you will be able to participate courageously and creatively in our world. You will also learn to practice Metta towards others and our world.

We will present both traditional practices and their modern heart-felt adaptations. The retreat will include silent meditation sits, guided meditations, walking meditations, individual coaching, dharma talks, Q&A, and groups discussions. In this retreat, we will develop the antidotes for divisiveness and hatred as we cultivate the qualities of love and compassion—forces that can liberate our own minds and heal our society and planet.

8 CE’s are provided for this retreat for psychologists, registered nurses, LCSW, LPCC, LEP, MFT, and LMFT. The processing fee is $50.

Learning Objectives: At the end of the program, participants will be better able to…

  • Describe what compassion is and how we need compassion to be able to look at ourselves clearly
  • Demonstrate the mindfulness of breathing meditation as a basis for a self-compassion practice
  • Describe the basics of the core Buddhist meditation technique of mindfulness, compassion for others, and self-compassion
  • Apply the anatomy and process of compassion for self and others in an outpatient psychotherapy setting
  • Assess what psychological problem might be exacerbated by self-compassion meditation and for what conditions meditation might be contraindicated
  • Utilize and teach Loving Kindness meditation
  • Compare self-compassion and self-indulgence from each other
  • Compare self-compassion and self-blame with other
  • Describe and use Intention, Attention and attitude in Mindfulness and Compassion meditation
  • Describe what Longstanding Recurrent Painful Patterns (LRPPs) are and ways to address them
  • Utilize the psychological and meditative building blocks of mindfulness of breathing and compassion meditation as therapeutic ways to reduce stress, anxiety, and depression
  • Utilize the Spiral of Compassion to work with compassion and forgiveness for ourselves and others in a therapeutic way


Held at the beautiful Mount Calvary Monastery Guest House, set in the hills of Santa Barbara, the grounds offer a large terrace overlooking Mission Canyon and landscaped grounds including a labyrinth. The accommodation is mostly in double rooms with shared baths for a maximum of 24 guests.

Check-in between 3:30 – 5:30 PM on Friday followed by and a light supper. Retreat ends after lunch on Sunday after lunch. No late arrivals or early departures. Special dietary needs cannot be accommodated.

COST: Tuition AND your Accommodate are both required.
Tuition: $100 to support the Teachers and Staff.
Accommodation: Includes Tuition and your room, bed linen and towels, all meals, and use of amenities and facilities. Sorry, we cannot offer space for commuters for this retreat.
Single Room: $420.00 (Women only - all single rooms for men are sold out)
Double Room: $370.00
All rooms have shared bathrooms.

Cancellation Policy:

On or before September 13th we will refund your deposit less a $150.00 fee. July 14th or later: No Refunds or Credit. Fees are not transferable but if we can find someone to take your space we will refund all except the cancellation fee of $150.00.

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