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Compassion Cultivation Training

April 21-24, 2016
Vajrapani Institute

Special 4-Day Immersion with Monica Hanson and Robert Cusick

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What is it?
In this special 4-day immersion, participants will probe real-world questions such as: What is compassion? What blocks it? Are there limits to compassion? Is there a difference between empathy and compassion? If living from compassion is all it’s cracked up to be, why is self-compassion so difficult? 
You will learn through instruction, meditation, mindfulness and experiential exercises how to cultivate the daily-life skills needed to strengthen the qualities of compassion, empathy, and kindness. You will also learn about research demonstrating the benefits of training compassion, and skills for sharing these practices with others.

What is CCT?
The Compassion Cultivation Training (CCT) protocol is a course developed in the Center for Compassion & Altruism Research and Education at Stanford University, School of Medicine. The course, designed by Thupten Jinpa PhD, in collaboration with contemplative scholars, psychologists, and scientist practitioners at Stanford, explores teachings and practices to strengthen self-compassion, extend compassion to others safely, find peace in challenging relationships and courage in difficult circumstances.

Who will Benefit?
This immersion is open to everyone. Participants in Compassion Cultivation Training are often interested in both personal and professional development.

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