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Compassion Cultivation Training (8 weeks)

April 4, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm PDT


Compassion Cultivation Training is an 8-week training course developed at Stanford University Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE) by principal author and Compassion Institute Co-Founder Thupten Jinpa Ph.D with contributions from CI’s Founding Faculty.

The evidence is compelling. While compassion is an inherent quality we all possess as human beings, research from neuroscience, contemplative science, and psychology show that it is an orientation and skill that can be cultivated and strengthened to increase the well-being of individuals, communities and society.

What does Compassion Cultivation Training (CCT) look like?

CCT is an 8-week course, including:

Weekly 2-hour class, with lectures, discussions, and interactive exercises
Meditation practices that progress from week to week
Real-world assignments for practicing compassionate thoughts and actions

What effects can I expect?

While everyone will have their own unique experience, research has shown CCT can lead to:

Support for your health, happiness, and well-­­being
Reduction of stress, depression, and anxiety
Improvements in relating to others and the world

The 8-week CCT journey

Week 1 Settling and focusing the mind

Week 2 Loving-kindness & compassion for a loved one

Week 3 Compassion for oneself

Week 4 Loving-kindness for oneself

Week 5 Embracing shared common humanity and developing appreciation for others

Week 6 Cultivating compassion for others

Week 7 Active compassion practice

Week 8 Integrated daily compassion cultivation practice

Absence & Refund Policy

We understand that life happens and we want to work with you to make sure you’re able to get the most out of your class. Before registering, please consider the following:

Absences: For 8 week CCT, we recommend you attend at least 7 of the 8 sessions. If you need to miss more than 2 sessions during the 8 weeks we recommend that you wait to take it at a time when you can attend at least 6 sessions. This will allow you to obtain as much information as possible and get the most out of the course. Refunds: Unfortunately, we are unable to issue refunds or transfers for CCT classes.

Please be sure to take note of the time & date listed above, all times are listed in UTC offset.

Please note: this class will be recorded for future use in CCT Teacher Training.

Event Details

April 4, 2023
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm PDT
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Event Mindfulness Approach:
Mindful Self Compassion (MSC), Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

Teacher Profile

Lakiba Pittman

Lakiba Pittman

Registered Aug 2021

Area of Expertise

Self-Care, Developing Cultural Sensitivity & Compassion, Mindfulness & Compassion - also trauma healing, diversity & inclusion, mitigating biases

Popular Mindfulness Approaches

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)Mindful Self Compassion (MSC)Search Inside Yourself (SIY)




Palo Alto, United States