Why Cultivate Compassion

Compassion training extends beyond helping you feel more empathy and concern for others. It includes the development of:

  • The strength to be present with suffering
  • The courage to take compassionate action
  • The resilience to prevent empathy fatigue

These qualities support a wide range of goals, from improving personal and work relationships to making a positive difference in the world. Compassion training may also support your health, happiness, and well-being.Preliminary research suggests that the CCT course and similar programs can:

Thupten Jinpa, the senior author of CCT ( principal English translator for His Holiness the Dalai Lama since 1985),