CCARE’s Compassion Cultivation Training (CCT) is an eight-week course designed to develop the qualities of compassion, empathy, and kindness for oneself and for others. CCT integrates traditional contemplative practices with contemporary psychology and scientific research on compassion. The program was developed at Stanford University by a team of contemplative scholars, clinical psychologists, and researchers.
CCT is designed to support anyone who wants to cultivate compassion for themselves and for others. This includes parents, caregivers, educators, healthcare professionals, therapists, executives, public servants, and people in a wide range of professions and life contexts. No previous meditation experience is required, although willingness to practice daily meditation is a key component of the training.
Participants must be 18 years of age or older.
Classes are $325 (includes recordings and other materials)
Current schedule of classes is found here: http://ccare.stanford.edu/sct/compassion-courses
Disclaimer: Stanford Compassion Cultivation Training courses are educational and are not meant to treat psychological disorders. Refunds (minus a $75 dollar processing fee) will only be issued up until 48 hours before the first class session. Participation in the course requires regular attendance and adhering to basic classroom policies; participants who miss more than two classes or otherwise disrupt the learning environment may be asked to withdraw from the course without a refund.