LEARN HOW TO:
▪ Increase kindness and compassion for yourself and others
▪ Decrease symptoms of burn-out and distress in response to suffering
▪ Develop skills that build personal resilience in response to stress
▪ Develop increased ability to focus and sustain attention
▪ Do something to help even when you feel like you can’t do anything
▪ Build closer connections with others to build and repair relationships
“Only the development of compassion for others can bring us the tranquility and happiness we all seek.” ~ Dalai Lama XIV
READ MORE ABOUT THE DALAI LAMA'S INVOLVEMENT WITH CCT©
In 2008 the Dalai Lama contributed $150,000 to Stanford University to launch research on bringing contemplative practice and modern science together in programs to create more cultivate compassion toward ourselves and one another. Compassion Cultivation Training is a direct result of this historic collaboration. Now you can take this ground- breaking training at Mountain Yoga.
“I believe compassion to be one of the few things we can practice that will bring immediate and long-term happiness to our lives...The kind that sticks.”
― His Holiness the Dalai Lama
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, CCT© is a comprehensive program consisting of:
~ Daily meditation practices for loving kindness, empathy, and compassion.
~ 2HR Weekly Classes including lecture, discussion, meditation, and in-class exercises.
~ Real-life “Homework” Assignments to practice compassionate thoughts and actions.
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!
ABOUT YOUR TEACHERS
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.
Mary Doane trained at Stanford University’s Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE) and is a certified instructor of Compassion Cultivation Training (CCT©). She is Senior Instructor of Education Programs and a curriculum consultant at Zen Caregiving Project (formerly known as Zen Hospice Project), where she served as a volunteer bedside caregiver for over a decade. Mary has completed Buddhist Chaplaincy training at the Sati Center for Buddhist
Studies, and studied at Upaya Institute and the Buddhist Peace Fellowship. She
teaches throughout the Bay Area.