EventsHow to use Compassion to Manage Challenging Relationships

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How to use Compassion to Manage Challenging Relationships

10:30 AM – 12:00 PM



Saturday, June 18, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Weekly Classes Saturdays, June 25, July2 and July 9 (10:30 am - 11:30 am)
This series will now be online via Zoom.

A talk followed by a series of workshops will introduce concepts that help you recognize conflicts arising in relationships and teach you about the tools and practices necessary to manage those conflicts. Participants will learn how to make relationships more harmonious and avoid the pitfalls of self-centered behavior.

Sponsored by Cupertino Library Foundation


Sunil Nethisinghe attributes his success in the high-tech industry as a senior executive to the use of mindfulness and compassion techniques. In senior management roles, he worked at Philips Electronics N.V. and NXP, based in Europe, Asia, and North America.

Since his retirement, he has dedicated his time to nonprofit organizations and shares his 35 years of experience in mindfulness and compassion through talks and workshops to international audiences. Being an engineer, his exploration of concepts is analytical, and his application of principles practical, and he talks through direct experience. He is a 2021 Alumni of Applied Compassion Training (ACT) at the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE) at Stanford University. He is also a Mental Fitness Coach.


Nilushka Melnick is a leader in Strategy Management in Healthcare. She has extensive experience in building the infrastructure to support the translation of organizational strategy into actionable initiatives to drive performance. She is currently the Director of Strategic Programs at Stanford Health Care.
Nilushka has a B.S. in Neuroscience from U.C. Riverside, a Masters in Public Health from Boston University, her Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, and is a certified Workplace Mindfulness Facilitator and Mental Fitness Coach.

Suitable for:
Adults: Seniors
Health & Fitness

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