Program Update – February 2017
CCARE and the newly formed Compassion Institute are pleased to announce that we will be co-hosting a Compassion Cultivation Training (CCT) Instructor Training and Certification in the fourth quarter of 2017!
This CCT Instructor Training and Certification is an intensive program that involves a minimum of two multi-day residential retreats in the San Francisco Bay Area as well as participation in a rich online curriculum. Participants will be supported by direct dialogue with all six original authors of the Compassion Cultivation Training, including Thupten Jinpa, Kelly McGonigal, Leah Weiss, Erika Rosenberg, Margaret Cullen, and Monica Hanson, as well as guest appearances from a variety of knowledgeable and expert senior faculty across numerous disciplines. The CCT Instructor Certification culminates in an 8-10 week supervised teaching practicum.
At this time we are seeking expressions of interest from qualified candidates who will be placed on a mailing list to receive full application materials shortly. Qualified candidates are those who have taken the Compassion Cultivation Training class in the past, or are willing to complete it prior to the Instructor Training (condensed formats will be available for those admitted to the program). Ideal candidates are passionate about compassion training and have a strong interest in participating in a dynamic community that is focused on bringing compassion to diverse contexts. If you are interested in CCT Instructor Training and Certification and would like to be added to this list, please fill out this form.
Please stay tuned for more information on this exciting development! If you have questions, please email Leah Weiss at Leah@compassioninstitute.com.
For additional questions about CCT at Stanford, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the meantime, we value your commitment to compassion and encourage you to support your interest by:
- Taking the 8-week CCT course, if you’re able. It’s to each person’s benefit to have experienced the 8-week CCT course before applying to the teaching certification program. It will allow you the opportunity to discover if the class resonates on a personal level and is something you would like to learn to teach to others. Click here for details on taking the course at Stanford. Click here for a global directory of certified CCT teachers who can be contacted to see if the are teaching the course closer to your home.
- Reading A Fearless Heart: How the Courage to Be Compassionate Can Transform Our Lives, by the CCT protocol’s senior author, Thupten Jinpa, PhD.
This book includes in-depth discussions on the practices and effects of Compassion Cultivation Training.
- Attending a CCARE event or viewing our extensive video archive of past events which host talks and lectures with some of the world’s best known or up-and-coming compassion research scientists, educators and practitioners.
- Subscribing to CCARE’s newsletter which shares news about events, articles and videos regarding compassion research and education. Newsletters are issued about two times a month during the academic school year. Subscribe by entering your email address in the “JOIN OUR NEWSLETTER” box on the bottom left of this page.
- Liking CCARE on Facebook and following us on Twitter to stay updated about the latest in compassion research and related events.