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.