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Masterclass in Compassion Cultivation Training (CCT)

Workshop with Thupten Jinpa PhD (Post-Conference)


“A compassionate attitude can greatly reduce the distress people feel in difficult situations and can become a profound personal resource in times of stress.”
Stanford CCARE

Compassion Cultivation Training (CCT) is an 8-week educational program innovated by Thupten Jinpa PhD and delivered at Stanford. It is 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-workshop interaction, you can strengthen the qualities of compassion, empathy, and kindness. Learn how to train your mind to intentionally choose compassionate thoughts and actions and develop skills that help you relate to others—and yourself.

Compassion Cultivation Training is designed to support anyone who wants to cultivate compassion for themselves and for others.

This includes:
– Parents and caregivers
– Educators
– Healthcare professionals and therapists
– Executives and managers
– Public service leaders and employees
– Individuals seeking to increase awareness and mindfulness

People working in a wide range of professions and life contexts can benefit from this program. No previous meditation experience is required, although willingness to practice daily meditation is a key component of the training.

Compassion training can also support one’s own health, happiness, and wellbeing. Preliminary research suggests that the CCT course and similar programs can increase self-compassion and self-care, reduce stress, anxiety, and depression, and enhance connection with others.

Register for this Event
Date & Time

Monday May 27, 2019 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Chestnut Conference Centre, 89 Chestnut Street
Toronto, Ontario M5G 2J1 Canada
Learning Outcomes

1. Apply basic mindfulness skills to stay present to self and others
2. Apply learned compassion skills as a response to the everyday needs and demands of one’s personal and professional life
3. Utilize compassion practice with oneself and others for emotional regulation in the face of distress
4. Recognize judgmental patterns of mind within oneself and towards others
5. Utilize cognitive re-framing with oneself and others from the compassionate stance of “common humanity”
6. Differentiate between empathy and compassion and understand the difference between empathetic distress, compassion collapse and burnout
7. Utilize self-compassion meditation for oneself in the context of personal and professional relationships
8. Describe three sources of resistance to the cultivation of self-compassion
9. Identify three ways to recognize resistance to compassion for others
10. Utilize mindfulness meditation in order to cultivate compassion
11. Cite current research studies on the effects and effectiveness of compassion cultivation practice

Continuing Education Credtis

American Psychological Association (APA) 6 CE Credits
Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) 6 CE Credits
Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA) 6 CE Credits
Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists and Psychotherapists (OACCPP) 7 CE Credits
Ontario Psychological Association (OPA) 6 CE Credits

*A Mindful Society events are accessible for both non-professionals and professionals. For more information click here to view our Continuing Education and Professional Development Programs page.

Presenter Bio

Thupten Jinpa, Ph.D., is a former monk and has been educated in classical Tibetan tradition and also holds a Ph.D. from Cambridge University, where he also worked as a research fellow. Jinpa has been the principal English translator to H.H. the Dalai Lama for over twenty-five years and has translated and edited numerous books by the Dalai Lama, including the New York Times Bestseller Ethics for the New Millennium, Beyond Religion, and Transforming the Mind. Jinpa is the main author of CCT (Compassion Cultivation Training), an eight-week formal program, developed at the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE), Stanford University. For Thupten Jinpa’s full bio please click here.

Details at a Glance

Date & Time

Monday May 27, 2019 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Chestnut Conference Centre, 89 Chestnut Street
Toronto, Ontario M5G 2J1 Canada

For all general questions or inquiries, please contact us via email at info@amindfulsociety.org

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Cancellation Policy

Registration ticket cancellations prior to January 31st, 2019 receive a refund less 25% of the registration price. Cancellations between January 31st and March 31st, 2019 receive a refund less 50% of the registration price. After April 1st, 2019, tickets are non-refundable.

One (1) attendee name change is permitted on a registration ticket up to 30-days before the conference start date. No changes are permitted after that date.

In the unlikely event, the conference is cancelled, we will refund all tickets limited to the amount paid. No other refunds or compensation will be provided. Speakers are confirmed. However, sometimes life events may prevent them from attending as expected. Speaker cancellation does not alter the cancellation policy.

Purchase of A Mindful Society registration ticket confirms you have read and agree to comply with the cancellation policy. This policy is subject to change. Ticket holders are to be notified of any changes.

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