Program Update | April 2017
CCARE and The Compassion Institute will be co-hosting a Compassion Cultivation Training (CCT) Instructor Training starting in late 2017 or early 2018!
This CCT Instructor Training and Certification is an intensive program that involves two 2-3 day residential retreats in the San Francisco Bay Area of California, as well as participation in a rich online curriculum and 8-week supervised teaching practicum. 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 lectures from a variety of knowledgeable senior faculty across numerous disciplines.
The tuition cost for the course is approximately $6,000 per participant, and includes meals and lodging during the residential retreats. There will be some limited opportunity for tuition waivers for communities of special need.
Exact dates for the program have not yet been set, but are forthcoming.
If you are interested in the program, and would like to share a little about yourself and join the mailing list for updates, please complete this form.
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. View the schedule and registration details for CCT classes at Stanford or check out our Global Directory of Certified CCT Teachers to see if there is an instructor who teaches classes in your area.
- 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 hosts 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. Enter your email address in the “JOIN OUR NEWSLETTER” box on the bottom left of this page.
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