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“Compassion is one of
the few things we can
practice that will bring
immediate and long-
term happiness to our
lives... The kind that
― His Holiness the Dalai Lama
"Genuine, accessible, humble, kind. I recommend others take this training with Roy."
In 2008 the Dalai Lama contributed $150,000 to Stanford University to launch research bringing contemplative practice and modern science together for programs to help the world become a more compassionate place. Compassion Cultivation Training was the result of this historic collaboration. Now you can take this ground- breaking training from your own home.
Compassion Cultivation Training is an eight-week course for developing greater compassion and kindness toward oneself and others. Created by a team of contemplative scholars, clinical psychologists, and researchers at the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE) at Stanford University School of Medicine, together with the support of the Dalai Lama,
WHY CULTIVATE COMPASSION?
Scientific studies suggest that a kind and compassionate attitude can greatly reduce the distress we feel in difficult situations and become a profound personal resource in times of stress. Through instruction and the interactive nature of the processes incorporated in this course, you will have opportunities to cultivate new ways in which to access, recognize, and strengthen compassion and empathy − as a default response to the ever-present challenges that characterize our human experience.
WHO PARTICIPATES IN CCT©?
CCT© is a valuable tool for parents, caregivers, educators, healthcare professionals, therapists, executives, and people in professions and life contexts in which compassion is called upon — namely, most everybody!
WHAT DOES CCT© CONSIST OF?
Roy Remer is a Compassion Cultivation Facilitator in Training enrolled in the Compassion Cultivation Training (CCT) Teacher Certification Program at the Compassion Institute. He is the Executive Director at Zen Caregiving Project (formerly Zen Hospice Project) in San Francisco, CA. He has been an end-of-life caregiver and educator since 1997. He is the guiding instructor of Mindful Caregiving Education and is a facilitator of Open Death Conversations; he speaks and teaches internationally on the topics of mindful caregiving and end-of-life. Roy teaches meditation at Mountain Yoga in Oakland and guides wilderness-based rites of passage programs with EarthWaysLLC of Sebastopol, CA and is a student of Soto Zen Buddhism at the San Francisco Zen Center.