In this special immersion retreat, 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.
May 3, 2017 – May 7, 2017
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.
Below is a talk given by Dr. Thupten Jingpa at the Science of Compassion: Origins, Measures, and Interventions, that took place July 19 – 22, 2012 in Telluride Colorado. Dr. Jinpa is principal English translator for His Holiness the Dalai Lama, co-founder of The Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education at Stanford University, and main author of the Compassion Cultivation Training program.
CEs for psychologists are provided by the Spiritual Competency Resource Center which is co-sponsoring this program. Spiritual Competency Resource Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Spiritual Competency Resource Center maintains responsibility for the program and its content. California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN Provider CEP10318) for licensed nurses in California through the cosponsorship of the Institute of Noetic Sciences. California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE credits for license renewal by LCSWs and MFTs for programs from approved sponsors of CE by the American Psychological Association. For questions about CE visit www.spiritualcompetency.com or contact David Lukoff, PhD at firstname.lastname@example.org
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