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Join our 2020/21 CCT Teacher Training Certification Program and bring the power of compassion to your community.

All classes happen live online, led by our expert faculty. Applications are open through August 10, 2020

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Through practical exercises and insights, find purpose and happiness by relating to ourselves, others, and the world around us with greater understanding and kindness.

Compassion Institute™ advocates and provides compassion education globally

Developed at Stanford University by experts in contemplative studies, psychology, neuroscience, and adult education, CI’s flagship is Compassion Cultivation Training©(CCT™) backed by scientific research and 10,000+ alumni world-wide.

I am compassionate!
Why would I want to take a class?

Compassion is perhaps the most powerful and effective tool you can use to care for yourself and improve your relationships. The exercises of CCT™ build mental habits that, over time, are demonstrated to open the heart and promote personal well-being, resilience, and meaningful human connections, even in challenging circumstances. Learn more about CCT™ here.

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Check out our Blog and Resources pages with updated news on everything from recent advances in compassion research to field reports from our Compassion Corps℠ teachers helping underserved communities. Learn how you can help heal the world through simple acts of compassion in your daily life.

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Join us in creating a compassionate world. Attend a class or workshop, spread the word, or join other graduates in our secure community forum.

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We welcome those who would help spread compassion in their communities or join our team efforts.

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“Given human beings' love of truth, justice, peace, and freedom, creating a better, more compassionate world is a genuine possibility.”
- His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama
“You have to accept whatever comes and the only important thing is that you meet it with courage and with the best that you have to give.”
- Eleanor Roosevelt
“Let us be those creative dissenters who will call our beloved nation to a higher destiny. To a new plateau of compassion, to a more noble expression of humanness.”
- Martin Luther King, Jr

Serving those Who Serve Us All :
Programs for Specific Occupations

We offer special courses for professionals serving the public under high stress circumstances. Programs are uniquely adapted for specific career challenges and needs. Compassion Institute collaborates with partners and professional organizations in the community to develop best in class training solutions for these essential service professionals.

Healthcare

Avoid burnout and build resilience

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Public servants

Serve with a clear mind and fearless heart

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Corporate Teams

Build stronger teams and cultures

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Incarcerated Citizens

Uncover your inner strength, wisdom, and compassion

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Our work is made possible by the generosity of our donors. Our impact is magnified by joining forces with our partners.

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