April 3, 2023 7:00pm

Free Info Session | Stanford Compassion Cultivation Training© with Tony Pham (eight-week course)

Tony Pham (Butterfly)



Monday, April 3

7-8pm ET

Free | Online via Zoom

Part of the human experience is stress, struggle, and suffering. Compassion helps us with cultivating equanimity, feeling fulfillment, and experiencing happiness. 

Compassion Cultivation Training (CCT) was developed at Stanford University by Dr. Thupten Jingpa, a Tibetan Buddhist scholar and principal English translator to the Dalai Lama.

Each CCT class may include accessible meditation practices, personal investigation, space for sharing, research studies, and/or homework to help integrate compassion habits into daily life.

This free information session offers an opportunity to meet with the instructor of this 8-week course, Tony Pham (Butterfly), a certified teacher of Compassion Cultivation Training©. The complimentary session will include a guided meditation, overview of the CCT program, and space to ask questions. 

You’re invited to nurture your innate compassionate nature. Research has shown that completing CCT can result in reduced anxiety alongside greater acceptance of the vicissitudes of daily life. 

Students that finish the training will receive a certificate of completion from CCT and Tibet House US. This non-credit course may qualify for reimbursement from your employer.


Register for the eight-week course here

Free Info Session | Stanford Compassion Cultivation Training© with Tony Pham (8 week course)

Monday, Apr 3, 2023 07:00 PM



Tony Pham (Butterfly) (he/they) is a heritage Buddhist, facilitator, and healer that occupies the intersection of queer and BIPOC identities. Tony is certified in Compassion Cultivation Training © (co-created by Thupten Jinpa at Stanford), teaching compassion and meditation at Tibet House US. He is a 2nd generation Vietnamese American whose parents arrived in the United States as refugees from war. Tony goes by Butterfly in spiritual spaces where they steward practices rooted in compassion, indigeneity, and sacred lineages. He is a student of Lama Rod Owens (Vajrayana/Tibetan Buddhism). They are also an alumnus of the East Bay Meditation Center’s year-long trauma informed mindfulness program for social justice activists. Butterfly offered a dharma talk and guided meditation on compassion at the 2023 Dalai Lama Global Vision Summit.   They previously received a Fulbright scholarship to conduct research in Viet Nam. Butterfly has also completed death doula and non-violent communication training. Butterfly is honored to serve on the national board of directors for the Buddhist Peace Fellowship and Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD). They now reside in Brooklyn (occupied Canarsie/Munsee Lenape land). For more information, please visit tonyopham.com.  

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