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Learn about Compassion Corps – a new concept from Senior Teacher Margaret Cullen
Welcome to the blog of the Compassion Institute! We hope to make this blog an active forum for community discussion. We welcome your contributions and look forward to having contributions from CCT teachers around the world. If you would like to write for the blog, please contact me, the Institute’s program associate, at [email protected].
For our first post, I want to profile an innovative idea that is being spearheaded by Senior Teacher Margaret Cullen. Margaret is in the early stages of designing a program that will enable certified Compassion Cultivation Training teachers to provide free CCT courses in low-income communities and to marginalized groups and their allies. Ideally, this program, called the Compassion Corps, will help bring compassion education into greater public consciousness, and beyond the more academic environments where it originated. The Corps could also provide rich opportunities for research on CCT’s impact across a wider variety of cultures and populations.
Any suggestions or expressions of interest regarding the Compassion Corps are welcome—you may provide your thoughts either directly to Margaret at [email protected], or to me at [email protected].