Learn the science, practice, and history of compassion in a secular and ancient Buddhist context. Taught and developed by Heather Prete, this is an intensive 30-hour training that involves lectures, practice, reading, and discussions and covers all types of Compassion: Compassion for Self, Compassion for Others, and Universal Compassion. The intention of this course is to create an intellectual and experiential understanding of the mind of compassion and its applications and undergo personal transformation within our 6-week format.
Heather Prete is a UCLA certified Mindfulness facilitator, Self-Compassion teacher, and Mindfulness in Recovery coach. She began her formal training with Tibetan Compassion practices in 1998 and has received instruction in the U.S. and Asia. Heather spent time training PhDs at the Tarzana Treatment center and working as a guiding teacher for Mindful School’s online adult courses (which were featured in Time magazine’s cover story, “The Mindful Revolution”). She also worked with those in recovery at Alternatives Treatment Center, Westside Treatment, and BLVD Centers. Heather also spent 20 years in the theater. She is published in the book Remembering Arthur Miller and has been featured in The Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun-Times, Time magazine, and Times of India. Since mindfulness transformed her own creative process, she’s worked with actors through the Khan Institute to teach her program, “Mindfulness for the Actor.” Since 2000, Heather has remained committed to yearly retreats ranging from seven to 30 days in length and has completed three teacher trainings. She also sells her paintings to the lovely residents of Los Angeles.
"I can’t say enough about working with Heather, her teachings and guidance through heart practices helped me achieve a deeper healing from trauma I didn’t know was possible - AND - it has unleashed an inner badass queen that can slays the enemy of fear and anxiety and forge a new path to success in life."