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Online Compassion Cultivation Training with Amanda Mahoney March 2024

6:00 am - 8:00 am UTC-7

Refund Policy
No refunds will be issued unless the course does not fill a minimum number of registrants by 1 week prior to the course start date.


Language of Instruction

Compassion Cultivation Training is an 8-week training course developed at Stanford University Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE) by principal author and Compassion Institute Co-Founder Thupten Jinpa Ph.D with contributions from CI’s Founding Faculty.

The evidence is compelling. While compassion is an inherent quality we all possess as human beings, research from neuroscience, contemplative science, and psychology show that it is an orientation and skill that can be cultivated and strengthened to increase the well-being of individuals, communities and society. 

What does Compassion Cultivation Training (CCT) look like?

CCT is an 8-week course, including:

  • Weekly 2-hour class, with lectures, discussions, and interactive exercises
  • Meditation practices that progress from week to week
  • Real-world assignments for practicing compassionate thoughts and actions

What effects can I expect?

While everyone will have their own unique experience, research has shown CCT can lead to:

  • Support for your health, happiness, and well-­­being
  • Reduction of stress, depression, and anxiety
  • Improvements in relating to others and the world

The 8-week CCT journey 

Week 1 Settling and focusing the mind

Week 2 Loving-kindness & compassion for a loved one

Week 3 Compassion for oneself

Week 4 Loving-kindness for oneself

Week 5 Embracing shared common humanity and developing appreciation for others

Week 6 Cultivating compassion for others

Week 7 Active compassion practice

Week 8 Integrated daily compassion cultivation practice

Absence & Refund Policy

We understand that life happens and we want to work with you to make sure you’re able to get the most out of your class. Before registering, please consider the following:

  • Absences: For 8 week CCT, we recommend you attend at least 7 of the 8 sessions. If you need to miss more than 2 sessions during the 8 weeks we recommend that you wait to take it at a time when you can attend at least 6 sessions. This will allow you to obtain as much information as possible and get the most out of the course. 
  • Refunds: Unfortunately, we are unable to issue refunds or transfers for CCT classes.

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Amanda D. Mahoney

Amanda D. Mahoney, MA  is the Leader of Wellness and Culture at Four Seasons Veterinary Specialist in Loveland, Colorado.  In addition, Amanda is a senior educator at the Compassion Institute and a wellness coach for companies throughout the country. Her areas of expertise are self-care and wellness, resiliency in the workplace, burnout prevention and creating a sustainable work culture. The cornerstones of Amanda’s work emphasize a compassionate mindset and a solution focused approach to understanding the events that unfold in life and how these events can impact our health and wellbeing. As a helping professional (psychotherapist) who has experienced empathy fatigue during her career, resiliency and wellbeing in the workplace have become a passion and focus of Amanda’s work. In particular, working with helping professionals and institutions to create resiliency in fields where exposure to the suffering of others is an inherent part of a professional experience. Amanda received her BA from Boston College and her MA in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pepperdine University.


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Course Name: Online Compassion Cultivation Training with Amanda Mahoney March 2024