Compassion Cultivation Training
Compassion Cultivation Training (CCT) is an 8 week class that combines meditation practices and experiential exercises to foster a sense of connection and harmony with oneself and others. The class was developed by Thupten Jinpa, Ph.D. and others through the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE) at Stanford University. Before beginning his academic career, Thupten Jinpa lived as a Tibetan Buddhist monk and then served for many years as the personal translator for his Holiness the Dalai Lama. He is the author of A Fearless Heart, which describes how we can transform our lives by cultivating mindfulness, compassion, and loving kindness. CCT offers a set of meditation and spiritual practices that have been used for centuries to develop compassion, loving-kindness, joy, and gratitude.
Compassion Cultivation Training is offered over the course of 8 consecutive weeks, and each class is 2 hours long. The topics are:
1) Settling the Mind
2) Compassion for a Loved One
3) Compassion for Oneself
4) Loving Kindness for Oneself
5) Developing and Appreciating Our Common Humanity
6) Cultivating Compassion for Others
7) Active Compassion Practice
8) Integrated : Practice
Each class includes an opening meditation or intention-setting practice, followed by small group discussion, large group discussion, didactic material, an experiential exercise, and a guided meditation that will be the formal meditation practice for that week. Home practice is strongly encouraged and includes formal sitting meditation and informal “compassion-on-the-go” exercises.
The class is being offered by Amy Anthony, Ph.D., who completed a one-year training and certification program as a CCT teacher in 2013. Amy is a licensed psychologist who has prior experience in teaching mindfulness meditation and has been practicing meditation for over 23 years.
Attendance at the 1st class on Saturday, Jan 5, 2019 is mandatory in order to participate in CCT.
Location: Unity Church of Fayetteville, AR at 4880 W. Wedington Drive
Time and Dates: Saturdays from 10 am to noon beginning on Jan 5, 2019 and ending on Feb 23, 2019.
Cost: $15 to cover materials.
Maximum class size is 30 participants; Minimum class size is 10 participants.
To register, please sign up at Unity of Fayetteville, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Unity of Fayetteville
Fayetteville, AR 72704