Compassion Cultivation Training: Read How One Teacher Is Creating A More Compassionate World

by Sara Schaire

“Compassion Cultivation Training (CCT) helped me create more ‘space’ with myself and when dealing with others. Space = patience,acceptance, better listening and more awareness.” -Recent CCT student

What is CCT? According to the course creators at Stanford University’s Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education:

 

“Compassion Cultivation Training is an eight-week educational program designed to help you improve your resilience and feel more connected to others—ultimately providing an overall sense of well-being. CCT combines traditional contemplative practices with contemporary psychology and scientific research to help you lead a more compassionate life. Through instruction, daily meditation, mindfulness, and in-class interaction, you can strengthen the qualities of compassion, empathy, and kindness.”