Compassion Cultivation Training (CCT) Course

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Compassion Cultivation Training
with Jane Chun
8 Week Course, Wednesdays July 31st – September 25th, 2019 | 6:30pm – 8:30pm


Compassion Cultivation Training – Developed at Stanford University’s Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE)

When faced with difficulty and stress, we can meet life with steadiness and respond from a place of courage and resilience. Stress and struggle are a natural part of life. As long as we’re human we’ll experience suffering, whether it’s chronic stress at work, or enormous grief with the sudden loss of a loved one. Compassion Cultivation Training (CCT) was developed to uncover the capacity of individuals to move through life and its challenges with a steadier mind and heart, from a place of greater awareness, connection, and inner strength.

What does Compassion Cultivation Training (CCT) look like?

CCT is an 8-week course, including:

* Weekly 2-hour class, with lectures, discussions and in-class interactive exercises
* Daily meditation practices that progress from week to week
* Homework to help move new practices into long term habits

What shifts can I expect?

While everyone will have their own unique experience, research has shown CCT can lead to: Increased: Happiness, Calmness, Acceptance of emotions, Self-acceptance, Job satisfaction, Self-caring behavior, Compassion for self and others, Openness to receiving compassion from others. And Decreased: Worry, Anxiety, Anger, Mind wandering, Emotional suppression, Reports of chronic pain severity.

The 8-week CCT journey:

Week 1 Steady and calm the mind
Week 2 Loving-kindness and compassion for a loved one
Week 3 Compassion for oneself
Week 4 Loving-kindness for oneself
Week 5 Common humanity and developing appreciation for others
Week 6 Compassion for others
Week 7 Active compassion practice
Week 8 Integrated daily compassion cultivation practice

Please note there will be no class on August 21st.


Please register at the highest level that your generosity offers.


Jane Chun

Jane Chun is Program Director of Specialized Programs at Compassion Institute (CI), and is dual certified by Stanford Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE) and CI to teach CCT. She is managing the development and rollout of CI’s programs in the healthcare sector and social change space. She is passionate about the intersection of compassionate states of being and social and systems change. Jane has worked with non-profit and intergovernmental organizations including UNICEF, UNDP, IOM, and Search for Common Ground on topics ranging from climate and environmental change, human ecology, migration and displacement, sustainable development, and decision sciences. She has also conducted social policy research for various organizations such as The Brookings Institution and Oxford Refugee Studies Centre. She offers a cross-disciplinary perspective and approach in her work, and is committed to co- creating change together with organizations and individuals so that we can move toward a present and future we want, for ourselves and for the planet.

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