May 10, 2023 7:00pm

Offering Compassion to Yourself and Others (eight-week course)| Stanford Compassion Cultivation Training© with Tony Pham

Tony Pham (Butterfly)



Wednesdays; 7pm – 9pm ET | May 10, 24, 31; June 7, 14, 28; July 5, 12 

Prices: $199, $299, $399 | Hybrid


It has been said that mindfulness is like a bird that needs two wings to fly. Wisdom is one wing. Compassion is the other.

Part of the human experience is stress, struggle, and suffering. As this BBC article discusses, compassion helps us build resilience, which is critical for achieving success and experiencing fulfillment in all aspects of life. You’re invited to expand your capacity to face life’s challenges.

Compassion Cultivation Training (CCT) was developed in 2009 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.

In the context of today’s challenging times, the instructor may discuss their own lived experiences of offering compassion to those with whom we have difficulty as part of supporting the class dialogue. Specifically, he may talk about how he has applied self-compassion and practiced tonglen as antidotes to the poisons of bigotry, homophobia, and racism.

Over eight summer Wednesday evenings, students will meet once per week for 2 hours. Enrollment is for the entire series of 8 classes (there are no drop-ins to individual classes).

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.

Nurture your innate compassionate nature for your own happiness and to benefit all beings. Research has shown that completing CCT can lead to reduced anxiety and more acceptance of reality as it is. To grow within this community, please click on the registration link to sign up.


There is a free info session on April 3; registration is required to attend – REGISTER HERE 


* For those identifying as a member of a historically marginalized group (BIPOC, queer, not able-bodied, etc.) and/or experiencing financial hardship, please contact [email protected] to learn more about scholarship opportunities.


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Price Options

In-person $199, In-person $299, In-person $399, Zoom $199, Zoom $299, Zoom $399

Type: Recurring Meeting

Stanford Compassion Cultivation Training© with Tony Pham (8 week course) – Offering Compassion to Yourself and Others | 7pm – 9pm ET

Next Occurrence:
Wednesday, May 10, 2023 07:00 PM

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  • Wednesday, May 10, 2023 07:00 PM
  • Thursday, May 11, 2023 07:00 PM
  • Wednesday, May 17, 2023 07:00 PM
  • Thursday, May 18, 2023 07:00 PM
  • Wednesday, May 24, 2023 07:00 PM
  • Thursday, May 25, 2023 07:00 PM
  • Wednesday, May 31, 2023 07:00 PM
  • Thursday, Jun 1, 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  

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