This has been a hard year. But what if we could transform our losses, grief, and challenges into healing, wholeness, and hope? As humans, we have done it before and we can do it again as we lean into our capacity for compassion for ourselves and others.
Recent discoveries in neuroscience confirm what wisdom traditions have taught for ages: compassion is a heartfelt awareness of suffering and a willingness to respond which is both innate and can be trained. In fact, a growing body of research shows that training in compassion for self and others offers a wide range of benefits including improving relationships, supporting health and well-being, and reducing stress, depression, and anxiety. It also connects us to our common humanity and increases our capacity to live in a complicated world with integrity, respect, and concern for all of life.
Weekly classes with guided meditations, science and poetry, large and small group discussions, and in-class exercises.
Access to daily meditation practices to develop lovingkindness and compassion for self and others.
Practical applications to explore and develop compassionate thoughts and actions in real life.
This class is interactive and happens live in a group learning environment. To participate, you will need a quiet location, a reliable internet connection, and a computer or tablet with a webcam and a microphone. Classes will not be recorded.
* While the fee for CCT is set by the Compassion Institute and helps cover the expense of offering it, no person who is committed to attending and being engaged will be turned away. Please contact Laura Banks if you would like to participate but the cost is prohibitive.